The federal judge in Arizona blocked certain portions of the Arizona law because they impose an addtional burden on the federal government that it is unwilling to assume, or it duplicates a federal provision that the government is unwilling to enforce, or it inconveniences the illegals themselves.
Bottom line, Eric Holder and the President win by continuing their "hands-off, do-nothing" policy toward illegals, and the citizens of Arizona through their rightful legislative process lose. In fact, all of America loses except the Administration.
When there is a federal law, impacting the security and economy of this country, that no one is willing to enforce because it's inconvenient, where do we turn? Congress? DOJ? President? The people?
Looks like it falls to us. Arizona did what needed to be done, and we need to support their actions. This judge found for the feds, but he is a federal judge with that perspective. Bet the results would have been different with a State judge.
Interestingly, no Constitutional issues were cited, just existing laws and preferences.
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