Holder: Feds may sue over Arizona immigration law

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    Washington (CNN) -- Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday that the Justice Department was considering a federal lawsuit against Arizona's new immigration law.

    "We are considering all of our options. One possibility is filing a lawsuit," Holder told NBC's "Meet the Press." Possible grounds for the lawsuit would be whether the Arizona law could lead to civil rights violations, he said.

    The recently enacted Arizona law allows police to ask anyone for proof of legal U.S. residency. Critics say the law will lead to racial profiling, while supporters say it involves no racial profiling and is needed to crack down on increasing crime involving illegal immigrants.

    In Arizona, the city councils of Tucson and Flagstaff have decided to challenge the new immigration law in court.

    Holder said comprehensive federal immigration reform is the best approach for the problem of illegal immigrants crossing U.S. borders. His stance echoed the approach favored by President Obama, who last week criticized the Arizona law and said he wants Congress to work on the issue this year.

    Comprehensive immigration reform would include continuing government efforts to secure borders from illegal immigrants, as well as steps to crack down on businesses that employ them, Obama said at a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the White House.

    In addition, he said, those living illegally in the United States would have to pay a penalty and any taxes they owe, learn English and "make themselves right with the law" before starting the process of gaining U.S. citizenship.

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    Hilarious! Sue a state for enforcing a federal law!

    Absolutely fucking Progressive Bizzaroland

    Will Holder demand the trials be held at a bodega?

    What a fucking tool
     
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    It's sounds to me as if the illegals better be careful what they pray for - they just might get it. The protests are about demanding AMNESTY! The want nothing to do with what Obama told them at that Cindo de Mayo celebration. They want the same as was given to them in 1986 - and they ain't gonna get that!!!
     

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