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Feds may sue Arizona over immigration law

Holder: Civil rights could be violated by new law

Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday that the Justice Department is considering suing Arizona over its new immigration law.

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

Critics say the new 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.

While Holder doesn't believe the law is racist, he told ABC News that he's more concerned about how it will be enforced.

"I don't think it's racist in its motivation. But I think
the concern I have is how it will be perceived and how it perhaps could
be enacted, how it could be carried out. I think we could potentially
get on a slippery slope where people will be picked on because of how
they look as opposed to what they have done, and that is I think
something that we have to try to avoid at all costs."

TucsonSentinel.com's original reporting and curation of border and immigration news is generously supported in part by a grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.

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May 10, 2010, 2:51 am
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I think Mr. Holder is being less than Honest.( he’s in good company) It’s clear that President Obama does not want Immigration Reform touched untill after the November Elections for the sole purpose of NOT offending the Latino Community, thereby threatening the LOSS of what is perceived to be the Democratic Latino Vote.

It is painfully obvious that Mr Holder, as the US Attorney General is no more than a Puppet of the Obama Administration. Arizona has, requested the Federal Governments assistance in dealing with Rampant Crime in AZ as well as more support for sealing the AZ Border to stop the influx of Illegals, Drugs, and Drug Cartel Violence.

IN my opinion both Mr. Holder and Mr. obama should be charged with derelection of Duty for refusing to Assist Governor Brewer with enforcement of the Immigration Laws, a Federal Government responsibility. They both can be considered Traitors for their refusal to Honor their Oaths of Office to Support the Country against all enemys, Foreign or Domestic.

In their refusal to honor their Oaths of Office, they have become a “Domestic Enemy” and have Forced Governor Brewer to act in their absence. Their subsequent attacks on Governor Brewers actions to protect the Residents of the State of Arizona only serves to comfirm their status of “Domestic Enemy"of the State of Arizona.

Governor Brewer not only faces an Illegal entry fiasco, but also, by their own Statements, the Illegals involved have declared this to be an “OCCUPATION and Takeover” attempt on American Soil, an act of WAR in any other Nation in the World.

Impeachment proceedings are in order for both Holder and Obama.

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