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Irony: Obama DOJís Immigration Suit Against AZ Laid Foundation For Trumpís Suit Against CA
Western Journalism ^ | March 7, 2018 | Randy DeSoto

Posted on 03/08/2018 1:28:40 PM PST by Cheerio

President Donald Trump’s Justice Department filed a suit against the state of California on Tuesday modeled after one brought against Arizona by former President Barack Obama’s DOJ, which affirmed the federal government’s authority to set immigration policy.

In 2010, then Attorney General Eric Holder sued Arizona over state law S.B. 1070, which — in accordance with federal law — required any aliens in the United States to have proper identification at all times, and empowered state law enforcement officers to attempt to determine immigration status during “lawful stop, detention or arrest” for other suspected crimes.

Additionally, it barred state and local officials or agencies from restricting enforcement of immigration laws, and imposed penalties on sheltering, hiring or transporting unregistered aliens.

“Setting immigration policy and enforcing immigration laws is a national responsibility,” Holder stated at the time regarding his decision to sue Arizona over the law. “Seeking to address the issue through a patchwork of state laws will only create more problems than it solves.”

Holder further argued that the Constitution “forbids” Arizona from replacing federal policy “with its own state-specific immigration policy.”

The Supreme Court, by-in-large, agreed with the Obama administration’s argument, finding immigration law is the purview of the federal government. However, it did affirm the ability of state law enforcement officials to seek to ascertain the immigration status of those stopped for other suspected criminal activity.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: schaff; scotus; sessions
Arizona SB 1070 went all the way to SCOTUS and we were shot down in trying to enfore Fed immigration law (Sheriff Joe)
1 posted on 03/08/2018 1:28:40 PM PST by Cheerio
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To: Cheerio

Wow, it has finally come to pass. I should call my libtard friends.

Thank you Obama and Holder. Never thought I would say it.

Winning. MAGA


2 posted on 03/08/2018 1:32:02 PM PST by PSUGOP
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To: Cheerio

Exactly. There is no similarity between the Arizona law and the California law. Arizona tried to ENFORCE a federal law that the federal executive was flaunting. California is trying to nullify a federal law. Arizona’s law should have been upheld and California’s easily should be struck down. But they aren’t the same by any means.


3 posted on 03/08/2018 1:35:17 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Cheerio

I believe several here said this could bite the Dems in the butt when an R took the White House.


4 posted on 03/08/2018 1:43:40 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Obama sued AZ over their enforcement of their state immigration law.

“The decision was that the state had no standing and that the federal government had complete constitutional control of immigration policies and enforcement.

That ruling also makes the cherry picked judge’s decisions that attempt to nullify removal of DACA null and void.

Democrats want to have it both ways and they need to bend over and live with the immigration legacy left by their Kenyan, fascist hero.”

-A. Friend-


5 posted on 03/08/2018 2:07:11 PM PST by Lopeover ( The 2016 Election is about allegiance to the United States!)
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To: Cheerio

It should also frame the foundation for lawsuits on statutes that infringe on the right to bear arms.

The executive is sworn to protect the constitution, yes?

Just more empty words.


6 posted on 03/08/2018 2:12:18 PM PST by fruser1
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To: Cheerio

Precisely

The law of unintend d consequences always rules


7 posted on 03/08/2018 2:49:00 PM PST by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: PSUGOP
Wow, it has finally come to pass. I should call my libtard friends. Thank you Obama and Holder. Never thought I would say it. Winning. MAGA

I remember the left was FUMING over the AZ law and now those GD "chickens have come home to roost". It shows the idiocy, insanity and lunacy of the left.

8 posted on 03/08/2018 2:53:06 PM PST by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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To: PSUGOP

Agreed. This may be the only positive thing Attorney General Eric Holder did in his six destructive years with power over us.


9 posted on 03/08/2018 2:53:51 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
EXACT opposites but it tell me that if SCOTUS shot down AZ law CA stands a good change of withstanding any challenge in court.

Hey when did we leave the old policy of when a circus court ruled it only applied to the district - now a single low level man in black can stand up and say Trump is rotten and the entire nation has to follow that declaration. Man have we as a nation fallen way down the rabbit hole.
10 posted on 03/08/2018 2:55:40 PM PST by Cheerio (#44, The unknown President)
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Love when karma comes around to bite one’s arse.....


11 posted on 03/08/2018 2:58:36 PM PST by cranked
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To: Cheerio

Holder never was very bright....


12 posted on 03/08/2018 3:21:34 PM PST by Zathras
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