Ace of Spades nailed it.
The Obama Administration announced today that they would send 1,200 National Guard troops to the Mexican border. Ace said it was just cover for the Administration so that they could go after the Arizona immigration law. Ace was right. In fact, today’s announcement was just a diversion. Barack Obama knew before today’s troop announcement that his Justice Department would challenge Arizona’s immigration law. His ingrained radicalism is predictable.
Tonight, a team of radical Obama Justice Department attorneys recommended that the U.S. government challenge the Arizona state immigration law.
FOX News reported:
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A team of Justice Department attorneys reviewing the new immigration law in Arizona has recommended that the U.S. government challenge the state law in federal court, but the recommendation faces an uncertain future and tough scrutiny from others in the Justice Department, sources with knowledge of the process tell Fox News.
Staff attorneys within the Justice Department recently sent higher-ups the recommendation. At the same time, the Justice Department’s Civil Division, which oversees the majority of immigration enforcement issues for the department, has drafted a “civil complaint” that would be filed in federal court in Arizona, sources said.
The draft complaint challenges the Arizona law as unconstitutional, saying it is illegal because it impedes federal law, according to the sources, who would not offer any more details about the draft complaint or the arguments made in it.
Two weeks ago, Attorney General Eric Holder told lawmakers such an issue was being considered by Justice Department lawyers reviewing the new law, which outlines and possibly broadens the authority of police to detain those suspected of being in the country illegally.
The Arizona immigration law reinforces this national immigration law that has been in effect for 70 years.
UPDATE: Greta Van Susteren wonders if Obama is stuck in high school:
Why didn’t President Obama tell the Republican Senators when he met with them and discussed the illegal immigration issue yesterday that he was sending 1200 troops? Why did he let them learn from the press right after the meeting? He could have and should have told them as they were discussing the issue. It seems so high school (unless he has a really good reason but I sure don’t know it.) This is an important issue. It is too important to play games or politics.