Federal Lawsuit against Racist Arizona Law (UPDATED)

Hot news about the Arizona law. It will be challenged in court by the Obama administration:

According to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, however, the decision has already been made. “President Obama has spoken out against the law because he thinks that the federal government should be determining immigration policy,” she said in an interview with an Ecuadorean television station flagged by The Right Scoop. “And the Justice Department, under his direction, will be bringing a lawsuit against the act.”

It is interesting that the news came from the Secretary of State, in Ecuador. And there was a good reason for it, as below.


A State Department spokesman, Philip J. Crowley, said Mrs. Clinton was responding to deep unhappiness over the law that has been expressed in Mexico and other Latin American countries. At home, polls show that a majority of Americans support the law, or at least the concept of states more rigorously enforcing immigration laws. But Latino groups and elected officials have denounced it as an affront to Hispanics.