Arizona Sues Feds Over Failure To Secure Border

Governor Brewer (hey, Jan, perhaps a presidential run, hint hint?) is not going to sit back and take it

Arizona is suing the U.S. government, claiming the feds have failed to secure the border and protect the state from “an invasion” of illegal immigrants.

Gov. Jan Brewer said the intent of the lawsuit is to force the federal government to protect Arizonans.

“The first and foremost issue we’re facing right now is the security, safety and welfare of our citizens,” Brewer said. “The federal government needs to step up and do their job.”

The lawsuit was filed Thursday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Phoenix as a countersuit to one filed by the U.S. Department of Justice against Arizona challenging the constitutionality of its tough new immigration law.

“Arizona did not want this fight, we did not start this fight,” Brewer said. “But now that we are in it, Arizona will not rest until our borders are secure.”

Obama and Holder’s politicized DOJ have stated that border and immigration enforcement are the domain of the federal government. Now they will have to pony up and prove they are securing the borders and protecting the people of the USA, and Arizona in particular.

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6 Responses to “Arizona Sues Feds Over Failure To Secure Border”

  1. serfer1962 says:

    This is great! A benefit for all states. Equal treatment demanded from a hostile govorment.

  2. gitarcarver says:

    The other case of note that was heard in December was Chamber of Commerce vs. Whiting.

    Arizona passed a law requiring businesses to use the E-Verify system the Feds set up to determine eligibility for employment. The Federal law makes use of the system voluntary. The state of Arizona stepped up and made use of the system mandatory, even though there are know problems with the system itself.

    The Arizona bill creates not only penalties, but also allows for the suspension of a business license.

    Groups say that Arizona overstepped their authority as all immigration law is under the Federal government.

    No decision has been published yet.

  3. captainfish says:

    And read somewhere that the Homeland Security (why them??) came out and said that this suit was without merit.

    I think they were confusing this with their annual report.

  4. gitarcarver says:

    Homeland Security is too busy seizing domains for alleged copyright infractions.

    After all,we all know that stopping alleged piracy without due process is within the Constitution.

    (If they are after pirates, you’d better watch out Teach.)

  5. captainfish says:

    Don’t forget the exemplary actions by Immigrations Enforcement in those illegal domain seizures without due process. because…. illegals are coming in to this country through those domains….

  6. DHS would have a fit if they knew some of the stuff I do 😀

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