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Do you think the Govt should be suing Arizona because of their immigration law?

Why or Why not?


Asked by LancesMom at 6:52 PM on Jul. 6, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (39)
  • No! States are allowed to pass laws that the people approve of and want. The law doesn't go against the constitution so the fed gov has no right to intervene.

    Answer by babyfat5 at 7:04 PM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • If the feds had done their job correctly (and this goes back for many, many years), that border would have been secured, and this would not be an issue. But, since this did not happen, we are looking at AZ simply passing a fed law at the state level so that the state police can work with it without as much fed involvement (since that's clearly not working). If the feds have issue with the AZ law, then they need to re-evaluate their own law.

    But suing a state?!? That's simply absurd. No US citizen's rights are at stake here. Why are we kowtowing to Mexico?

    Answer by May-20 at 8:56 PM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • No, I think Arizona should be allowed to sue the government. They are the ones allowing illegal activity by letting cities be sanctuaries and ignoring the crimes of illegals. These illegals have every right to live their lives IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY! If they want to be part of ours they have to do it legally like hundreds of thousands of other people.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 8:25 AM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • Nope. If the feds had given AZ the aid they requested, and enforced federal law, this would not have been an issue.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 7:07 PM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • Obama & the democrats need the Hispanic vote for this November.

    It's all politics.


    Answer by Natesmom507 at 11:42 PM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • I live in AZ and I think it's the stupidest thing I've ever heard! First of all, how can the fed. government sue the state government? Isn't that like a mother suing her own child? Secondly, our state is mearly upholding and enforcing a FEDERAL law! We've just gotten sick of our problems being pushed to the back burner while we the people of AZ get stuck holding the buck! Don't get me wrong, almost all of my neighbors here are Mexican and I think they are friendly, hard-working people. But those who come here illegally and work under the table are robbing the state and federal budgets out of millions of $. They earn cash, pay no taxes, but have children here and require medical attention at our hospitals, because they'e illegals, most of the time they don't pay for it. Who do you think does?
    To the congressmen suing us: Please ask people who live and work in the border states about things before you call us intolerant.

    Answer by brandyj at 2:39 AM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • nope.
    if the gov is for the people and by the people and that's what the AZ voters wanted why should the gov sue AZ?

    Answer by psychessun at 7:00 PM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • doesnt matter, federal law is always higer.

    Why won't anybody enforce the federal law?

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 8:42 PM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • Nope. If they're going to sue Arizona, then they had better plan to sue the other states with similar laws on the books and be prepared to lose those lawsuits as well. What a waste of time and money and another way for Obama to attempt to strip a state's rights.

    Answer by Journey311 at 10:16 PM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • MTM read the law. They are not racially profiling. When someone is stopped for a valid reason and they can't produce any US id but they have a Mexican id it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that they aren't legal. The law simply allows police to act on information they come across while carrying out their job- arrests, car stops etc.

    Answer by miriamz at 10:46 AM on Jul. 7, 2010