Justice Department Prepares Legal Action Against Arizona
May 27, 2010
(ChattahBox) – The Justice Department has drafted a challenge to the Arizona immigration law that has set the entire country against the state, calling in unconstitutional, and saying that the leaders overstepped their bounds.
The two main issues the Justice Department has named in the draft are the fact that Arizona’s law pushed an immigration precedent that would impede federal jurisdiction, and the fact that it can be easily abused to profile based on race.
The civil case is the first step in a possible legal challenge against the law, which would have to be approved by the White House.
Not only is the DoJ against the law, but police officials, legal authorities, politicians and citizens within the state have raised hell, trying to have it repealed.
Likewise, other states have lashed out, and some cities have boycotted all trade.
Other cities are threatening the same, and many have refused to offer any tourism, all moves that will severely strike where it really hurts: the state’s treasury.
In response, Arizona redrafted the bill, but nothing significant was changed, and the same concerns remained.
The law has been called racist, profiling, and outdated, with some pointing to the civil right’s laws of the past as a comparison.