Obama Will Sue Arizona on Immigration Law

Some media are reporting that the government will file a case against the new Arizona law allowing police to check the immigration status of suspected illegal aliens.

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The U.S. Justice Department will soon file a lawsuit against Arizona's controversial immigration law, some news media are reporting.

The Justice Department would not confirm the claim, saying only that "The Justice Department is continuing to review the law."

Federal government lawyers who have been working on the expected challenge for several weeks will most likely file their arguments in federal court in Phoenix in the days leading up to July 28, when the statute is scheduled to take effect, the official said.

Although the Justice Department indicates no final decisions have been made at this point, officials were put on the spot when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a recent television interview in Ecuador the government "will be bringing a lawsuit" in the case.

Administration officials have indicated the question of Arizona usurping federal authority to control the border and enforce immigration law is the most likely federal point of attack against the state law signed by Gov. Jan Brewer earlier this year.

Source: CNN The entire story here.

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