U.S. Justice Department To Sue Arizona

Posted by | July 6, 2010 14:17 | Filed under: Top Stories

The United States Justice Department is suing the state of Arizona and will claim the state is infringing on the federal government because of its new immigration law. The federal government will try to stop the local law from taking effect. In addition to citing the legal doctrine of “preemption,” the federal government may also claim civil rights violations.

The filing is expected to include declarations from other U.S. agencies saying that the Arizona law would place an undue burden on their ability to enforce immigration laws nationwide, because Arizona police are expected to refer so many illegal immigrants to federal authorities.

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