President Obama takes official action against Arizona immigration Law

The  Obama administration officially took legal action against the Arizona immigration law that unfairly targets minorities
living in the state.

The government filed a lawsuit that said the influx of charges against harmless people who do not have United States Visas would  create massive backlogs in their immigration enforcement system, which is reserved for dealing with people “who pose a danger to the national security and a risk to public safety,” such as violent criminals and drug traffickers.

We had previously blogged about the law, which President Obama initially called misguided. It has drawn criticism from around the world, been called racist because it gives police officers and other law enforcement agencies the power to ask anyone for proof of citizenship or visas on sight. It’s assumed that this law will be targeting anyone suspected to be illegal without cause, especially anyone of Mexican or Latin American descent.

Obama has yet to publicly acknowledge or make a statement about the  lawsuit, however members of his administration have said that the
federal government, not the state government, is the government that needs to deal with immigration issues, because having states each with different laws will only create problems.

The law is set to take effect on July 28th unless a hearing set for July 22nd provides enough reasons to block it.

Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

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