U.S. Sues Arizona on Immigration Bill That Tries to ‘Second Guess’ Fed. Courthouse News Service.
It was inevitable. The feds just cannot fathom the very idea that they could be exposed for their gross incapability of doing the job they are sworn to uphold. So instead of owning it, they hide behind a litany of excuses. The reality is stark though.
John Morton, assistant secretary of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), said that enforcing civil immigration laws is vital to “our national security, public safety, and the integrity of our border and immigration controls.”
But Morton also said that ICE only has the resources to remove about 400,000 illegal aliens each year, a little less than 4 percent of the current population of those in the United States illegally.
Seeing that ICE hasn’t the slightest ability to do their own jobs, it would behoove them to allow states to help. However, the greatest irony here, is the violin-playing excuses the feds give in defense of courting illegals, and not protecting its own citizens by carrying out their own duties.
The issue of Arizona attempting to “second-guess” federal immigration laws that have been in place for a very long time, is also a surprising notion. Especially since the Arizona law is nothing more than what the feds already have on the books.
Let us not forget how the feds, with the consent of President Barack Obama of course, have risen to the current occasion of managing illegal immigration.
Brewer to Obama: Warning Signs Are Not Enough
June 25, 2010
Odd the lawsuit claims the following, yet the Arizona law is merely mirrors current federal law. It does not supercede or enact anything new or beyond current federal law, nor attempt to regulate immigration.
S.B. 1070 is preempted by federal law and therefore violates the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution.
In our constitutional system, the federal government has preeminent authority to regulate immigration matters.
Granted the feds have the Supremacy clause on their side, but the state is not doing anything beyond federal law. An interesting show down looming.
- Arizona SB1070 as amended by HB2162 PDF.
- Complaint (lawsuit). PDF. The United States of America,Plaintiff,v. The State of Arizona; and Janice K. Brewer, Governor of the State of Arizona, in her Official Capacity, Defendants.