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Will The DOJ End Up Suing Half The Country…*Updated*

Over Immigration policies? Well, if a lot of people currently running for office win, I guess the DOJ will just have to since they all want to implement an Arizona-style immigration law. Yes, fully twenty-two (22) states are looking to incorporate Arizona’s law on their own books, as the report below highlights:

Wow – that is a whole lot of states – maybe Obama can use some of his Obama dollars (aka, Stimulus) to increase the staff at DOJ. He’s gonna have to, if almost half the country enacts legislation to mirror federal law. (Please don’t think about that one too hard – it will just make your head explode.)

And about that whole DOJ lawsuit targeting AZ…Well, I should say, ONE of their lawsuits targeting Arizona, the one directed at Sheriff Arpaio. Oh, yes – the DOJ is handing out these lawsuits in Arizona like they are candy. Not only are they suing the state, but they are suing the Maricopa Community Colleges for – get this – discriminating against would be employees by asking for additional paperwork. And why did they do this? Because the would be employer asked for a Green Card. And the DOJ is filing suit for that? WTH?

(UPDATE) Yes, this is how the DOJ stated their, um, “concern”:

[snip]The Justice Department said a valid driver’s license and a Social Security card are usually sufficient to show that a person is authorized to work. Requesting a green card amounts to “immigration-related employment discrimination,” said Thomas E. Perez, the assistant attorney general for civil rights.

Federal law forbids treating “authorized workers differently during the hiring process based on their citizenship status,” Perez said. He said the department’s Office of Special Counsel would bring legal actions against employers who impose “unnecessary and discriminatory hurdles to employment for work-authorized noncitizens.” [snip] (Click HERE to read the rest.”

Again, I say, WTH??? Asking for a Green Card is discriminatory?? You have got to be kidding me. Is the DOJ aware of the law passed in 1940 requiring naturalized and legal aliens to carry their papers at all times? Good grief.

Then there is Sheriff Arpaio, who allegedly committed Human Rights violations. Except maybe he didn’t, as this Daily Caller piece by Byron York indicates, “New Evidence Undermines Fed’s Case Against Arizona.” Oh, yeah – this is a doozy:

[snip] Despite the splash of attention from the newest lawsuit, the Justice Department’s investigation of Arpaio could end badly for Holder. When the Department first informed Arpaio that a probe was under way, back in March 2009, it sent a letter saying the investigation would focus on “alleged patterns or practices of discriminatory police practices and unconstitutional searches and seizures.” But now we learn that just six months before that, in September 2008, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, known as ICE, did its own investigation of Arpaio’s office — and gave it a clean bill of health. Arpaio’s lawyers recently got a copy of the ICE report through the Freedom of Information Act.

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The report, crammed with acronyms and bureaucratese, is not light reading. But struggle through it, and the key sentence is this: “The OI and DRO supervisors consider the conduct and performance of the MCSO … officers to be professional and meeting the requirement of the MOA.” Translated, that means officials from the Homeland Security Department’s Office of Investigation (OI), along with officials from the Detention and Removal Operations office (DRO), concluded that the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), in its handling of illegal immigrants, acted in a professional manner and complied with a memorandum of agreement (MOA) under which the government gave them the authority to enforce federal law. That agreement included a ban on racial profiling.

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What happens now? It’s been nearly a year and a half since the investigation began, and the Justice Department has not charged the sheriff’s office with violating anyone’s civil rights. Instead, Thursday’s lawsuit goes after Arpaio for allegedly failing to cooperate fully in the probe.

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Failing to find proof of real discrimination in Maricopa County could ultimately doom the administration’s entire crusade in Arizona. The much-publicized suit against the new immigration law is based on the possibility that it might result in future discrimination, but at the same time the department is struggling to find evidence of civil rights violations in Arpaio’s office, which uses enforcement techniques similar to those outlined in the new law. There’s a real chance that in the end Obama’s war on Arizona will come to nothing. (Click HERE to read the full post.)

Honestly, the whole concept of our Department of Justice suing one of our states for enforcing federal Immigration law is so mind boggling, I hardly have words to describe it. Visualize Scooby Doo’s shaking his head, and that’s what I am doing.

Fortunately, a regular at No Quarter, Noogan, summed it up well with this comment:

This is the issue that crystalizes my fear and loathing of this administration. Everything about it stinks to high heaven. It’s unconscionable. The Federal government suing the state of Arizona for passing a law which mirrors Federal law; at the same time allowing ICE and other government arms of the state to ignore Federal law? This is simply outrageous. It’s breathtakingly tyrannical.

It’s stunningly unconstitutional. Along with allowing the President of Mexico to come here, speak before Congress, maligning this country? These acts are the reason for the widely held suspicions about Obama; and no matter how many times liberals and the professional left mock the anger about it, the fact remains: The President of the United States is violating the Constitution, behaving as a dictator. That’s a very good reason to suspect the man.

I simply don’t have words to express my loathing of Eric Holder and Obama….

Thank you, Noogan. I couldn’t have said it better myself.

One thing is crystal clear – Obama and his Department of “Justice” have it in BIG time for Arizona. They are throwing anything they can against the wall hoping SOMETHING sticks to bring Arizona down. So far, though, all they are doing is demonstrating a callous disregard for the laws they are sworn to uphold.

The DOJ and Obama Administration are sure going to have their hands full if half the country follows Arizona’s lead of trying to enforce Federal law.

Wow. I have to stop now, before my head explodes…

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  • momule

    My husband and I had green cards for years, during which time he became a prof in a medical school. We came and went overseas multiple times, as I remember one could not stay out of US more than a year in order to keep our residency. For years the only thing we had to do was fill out a simple form each year and hand it in at the Post Office. Eventually, even that was phased out.
    We keep the old cards nostalgically, sometimes looking at our youthful mugs! We were always amazed at how simple and non invasive the whole process was.
    Nobody ever treated us any differently as permanent residents, and how showing a card one should be proud to carry can be called discriminatory is totally beyond my comprehension!  

  • Lawrence Sinclair
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    I think Obama is doing all this stupid stuff because he knows he can’t get a mass amnesty through so he’s trying to prove to the Hispanic leaders that he really is on their side.  I still say La Raza has a hit out on him if he can’t turn all the illegals into instant citizens.

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     French Nail:  So how did you feel about the Bush admin. where the ideas of the corporate elite were forced on “the collective” so the corporations could make a bigger profit margin every quarter?  There’s not much difference between Communism and Facism.  That’s why they hate each other so much.

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    I have a question about this.  If the court decides the AZ law is unconstitutional, then can other states pass the same laws?  Will the DOJ have to sue each state individually?

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    bamaLV:  no it’s beyond that.  Obama wants to replace the traditional white majority in this country with a “majority of people of color.”  Easiest way–open the Mexican border and let ‘em all in.  That’s what it’s really about.  He hates white people.

  • alex-ind

    Great informative article by Harp.

    Good discussion by all.

  • Yttik

    Suing the University is really bizarre. I’m an employer and talk about getting screwed from all sides!! I can’t hire anybody without documenting, with 3 pieces of ID,  that they are legally entitled to work in this country.If I don’t have that paperwork on file, I can be fined and even jailed. However, if I request that documentation, I’m discriminating and can be sued. So the only real solution is to….stop hiring people. That’s okay because with Obamacare fines looming over my head as well as increases in unemployment taxes, I’m reluctant to hire anyway.

  • TeakWoodKite

    Thanks for saying it Noogan, interesting where the intersect of opinions are.

  • TeakWoodKite

    My mother carried a green card for years

    now a badge of honor. Is there no pride derived from following the laws anymore? Are they something no more than an Ipod excuse to ignore?

  • TeakWoodKite

    And ya can watch Senator Dorgan bemoan the fact they aren’t made in the USA anymore. :) …The fruit has left the building!

  • TeakWoodKite

    And ya can watch Senator Dorgan bemoan the fact they are made in the USA anymore. :)

  • TeakWoodKite

    I was reflecting on the comment Larry Johnson made about the nature of satire…

  • Texas Playwright

    Time to toss the U.N. out of the U.S.A.  Forever.

  • elizabethrc

    The line forms to the right!

  • bamaLV

    he’s not only ugly on the inside but on the outside too. that pic is the real obama.

  • bamaLV

    all this just to get the hispanic vote??  illegals  DONT vote or is obama looking to make them legal before the election.?  americans should bring a class action suit against holder and the administration. is there some kind of law against bait and switch?(obama).im sure someone can come up with plenty of good reasons.  lets give them a taste of their own medicine.