Obama Administration Sues Arizona

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Flags of Arizona and the U.S. (flickr user Surat Lozowick (cc:by-nc-sa))

The Obama administration has filed suit in federal court, challenging the constitutionality of Arizona’s tough, controversial new immigration law. SB1070 requires state and local police to question and possibly arrest those who exhibit reasonable suspicion of being in the country illegally. The justice department says that this is a federal job, which should not be handled by lcal law enforcement.

Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich discusses how the Justice Department’s highly anticipated move elicited swift reaction from all over the political spectrum. Some argue that if the feds were doing their job then this law would never have been necessary in the first place.

Guests:

Todd Zwillich

Produced by:

Hsi-Chang Lin

Comments [1]

Ed from Larchmont

There is a comparison between the oil spill, which pollutes and destroys and gets into everything, and spreads, and the spread of the idea of abortion and same sex marriage as human rights, which does the same to society, and is a mistake.

Jul. 07 2010 08:15 AM

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