Tuesday, July 6, 2010

SB 1070: United States v. Arizona

The United States has brought a lawsuit against the State of Arizona seeking to strike down the new Arizona immigration statute -- SB 1070-- on the ground that the "Constitution forbids Arizona from supplanting the federal government's immigration regime with its own state-specific immigration policy ...." The complaint filed by the United States is here: (http://www.politico.com/static/PPM156_doj_az_immigration_lawsuit.html). In bringing this action, the United States has strengthened the claims of the various plaintiffs in the related actions that SB 1070 is unconstitutional because it invades the province of the federal government to regulate immigration. The United States agrees with the plaintiffs on this point.

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