Theodore's World: Obama Won’t Sue Sanctuary Cities – But Will Sue Arizona For Upholding the Law

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July 15, 2010

Obama Won’t Sue Sanctuary Cities – But Will Sue Arizona For Upholding the Law

Sanctuary cities safe from law

Obama says Arizona's policy 'actually interferes'

The Washington Times

A week after suing Arizona and arguing that the state's immigration law creates a patchwork of rules, the Obama administration said it will not go after so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with the federal government on immigration enforcement, on the grounds that they are not as bad as a state that "actively interferes."

“There is a big difference between a state or locality saying they are not going to use their resources to enforce a federal law, as so-called sanctuary cities have done, and a state passing its own immigration policy that actively interferes with federal law,” Tracy Schmaler, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., told The Washington Times. “That’s what Arizona did in this case.”
But the author of the 1996 federal law that requires states and localities to cooperate says the administration is misreading it, and says drawing a distinction between sanctuary cities and Arizona is “flimsy justification” for suing the state.
“For the Justice Department to suggest that they won’t take action against those who passively violate the law –who fail to comply with the law — is absurd,” said Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, the ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee and chief author of the 1996 immigration law. “Will they ignore individuals who fail to pay taxes? Will they ignore banking laws that require disclosure of transactions over $10,000? Of course not.”

74% of Americans either support Arizona immigration law or say it doesn’t go far enough.

Wild Thing's comment.......

This is a HUGE problem when the chief law enforcement officer attacks those who are trying to ensure the law is enforced and that is exactly what Obama is doing.

Obama and Holder's "Justice" Department is a racist, Marxist sick joke.

I had a gut feeling they were somehow going to have to justify suing a state that’s upholding federal law vs. not suing cities that interfere with federal law.

Can those two racist bastards Obama and Holder be sued personally for FAILURE to enforce the laws they are charged with enforcing??? Just a thought.

Posted by Wild Thing at July 15, 2010 05:50 AM


Have I told you today how much I hate osama obama?

Posted by: cuchieddie(Enemy of the State) at July 15, 2010 10:45 AM

This is all part of the agenda. Liberation Theology and progressivism. The redistribution of OUR wealth to all those dirtbags who don't want to work.

The white Honkie Crackers are not part of this redistriubion program we just supply the money. For all his pals to enjoy a life of ease and not have to work. ... Hey wait a minute...they don't work now.

Posted by: Mark at July 15, 2010 11:46 AM

Cuchieddie, I do too.

Mark, heh heh yes they don't work now. good one.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 16, 2010 03:32 AM