Arizona’s new immigration laws are being detonated by a federal and state judicial into a chaotic struggle. The U.S. Justice Department had already filed a formal lawsuit, alleging violations of Arizona’s new immigration laws of the United States Constitution, and requested the court for an interim injunction to stop the Arizona immigration law into effect at the end of July 2010.
The lawsuit is made in the Arizona capital of Phoenix’s United States District Court. U.S. Department of Justice pointed out in the indictment that Arizona immigration law violated of federal law privilege. Based primarily on the United States Constitution provides that “the Federal Preemption Doctrine,” the U.S. Department of Justice indicated that the law has made Arizona state government surpassed its supposed power. Federal government, in dealing with immigration issues, has the absolute authority, supported by the U.S. Constitution and numerous laws passed by Congress. Arizona State violated federal immigration laws of this power.
The indictment also noted that Arizona law would undermine civil rights and lead to police harassment of U.S. citizens and foreigners. Department of Justice said in a statement that attempts to establish an Arizona state-specific immigration policy to fight or to replace the federal government by the Arizona state legislature had gone beyond the role of a state government. Arizona’s interfering of a federal balanced regulation of immigration laws seriously undermined U.S. foreign policy objectives.
The U.S. Department of Justice would also like to issue a temporary injunction the district court to require the suspension of the law on July 29 and, ultimately, the decision to repeal the law. It is understood that the United States District Court is scheduled for trial on July 22 for this case. Arizona governor Brewer signed a controversial immigration bill, requiring the people at any time to carry a permanent residence permit or passport, on April 23, 2010. Foreigners entering the United States without legal status are illegal. The local police have the right to suspect illegal immigrants and to examine the parties and their identity documents. Offenders will be arrested and be fined.
After the introduction of the law caused widespread controversy, some states expressed their intention to follow Arizona and many people have criticized that this law has violated fundamental justice by legalizing discrimination against immigrants. This law also led to the struggles between the two parties and between the federal and state governments around the law in a political and judicial argument.
Barack Obama, strongly criticizing the law, has held that this law would undermine the cherished American concepts of fairness, as well as the trust between the police and their communities. Obama gave a speech on immigration reform in a university on July 1, calling for national immigration laws to prevent other states from following Arizona.