JUNE 23, 2010
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In the 28-page brief, Mexico asks the court to declare
The influential open borders movement has filed various lawsuits to block the law from being enacted and the Obama Administration has vowed to challenge it even though it was adopted from the federal statute that’s rarely enforced. Just last week Secretary of State Hillary Clinton confirmed that the Justice Department “will be bringing a lawsuit against the act,” although several Arizona Democrats facing tough reelection races oppose the move.
One of them, Harry Mitchell, sent President Obama a hard-hitting letter urging him not to sue. “I believe your administration’s time, efforts and resources would be much better spent securing the border and fixing our broken immigration system,” the two-term congressman wrote in the letter, which was obtained by a congressional newspaper. “Arizonans are tired of the grandstanding, and tired of waiting for help from
Regardless, a foreign government has joined the domestic parade to impede an American state from implementing a law that was created through the appropriate legislative process. Mexican officials have taken legal action because they are “gravely concerned” that
The measure will also deprive illegal immigrants of freedom, liberty and equal protection guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, the Mexican government asserts in its court filing. This sort of “unwarranted” action against a minority population will have “lasting negative effects” similar to actions taken against African-Americans prior to the Civil Rights movement, according to Mexico.
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