Kamala Harris Says Arizona Can't Boot Illegal Immigrants from Country

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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer seems to forget who is president and who is not
California has the largest number of illegal immigrants and undocumented laborers in the country. So it should be no surprise that California Attorney General Kamala Harris has joined the fight against Arizona's unfriendly immigration law.

Yesterday, Harris filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S. Supreme Court, joining 10 other AGs -- including those from New York, Massachusetts, and Hawaii -- who claim that it's up to the feds, not the states, to identify persons with questionable status and decide whether they should be removed from the country.

Arizona claims SB 1070, the unpopular state law that allows police to check the status of residents without probably cause, only exists to help the feds boot illegal aliens. Yet Harris reminds the Southwest state that only the feds have the jurisdiction and authority to remove immigrants from the country.

According to the amicus brief:

Although Arizona claims that the law merely assists the federal government in the enforcement of federal law, the Arizona law in fact implements a distinct state policy on removal that supplants federally mandated enforcement priorities and disregards the federal requirement that state assistance in this area proceed under federal oversight.
Harris points out that California has always provided basic protections for all residents who comply with state law while leaving deportation issues to the feds.

Oral arguments will be heard April 25.

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Zena11
Zena11

I'm sorry Mr. President, even though I voted for you I say your wrong. There is a thing called the United States charter and the charter is the basis for the US constitution. In the charter it states that if the federal government fails in its assigned duties, it is up to the states to pick up the slack. And that is what Arizona did.

Sincerely, @Zena from http://www.advancedimmigrationlawgroup.net/   (Immigration Law Group)

Rick Mehas
Rick Mehas

Unfortunitly the worthless department of homeland security is nothing more than a hoax! And a way to bilk billions from from real us citizens.wake up america they are here to stay,the imigration laws were made to be broken by our unloyal federal law makers who have proven to be worthless for real voters who actually care about america.why are imigrants from mexicoso protected by our goverment ????it is simple deport all of them and then allow the legal ones to come back not hard! call your senator daily may be someone will get a clue.if our law makers are cant get the job done then call for there resignation! We the people can fix the problem. Remember when the feds put the japanese in consitration camp because they posed a threat? How about the mexicans that are taking your next or current job! THEY HAVE CREATED AN ECONOMIC CRISIS !

Nath Taylor
Nath Taylor

Harris is racial profiling against American Citizens. Her job is not illegal immigration. Her job is to service the People in the state of CA. There are numerous crimes committed by criminal illegal aliens and she refuses to prosecute. With the recent attacks on Blacks alone, she has done nothing but support people who come to CA to kill Black American Citizens. Her job is to service the people in the state of CA not Mexico!

ninja
ninja

"Arizona claims SB 1070, the unpopular state law"

Unpopular with whom?

Haggie
Haggie

Kamala Harris - Approved by nine out of ten criminals!

bigriggs
bigriggs

If the feds would spend half the time time they spend fighting immigration laws state's have enacted (because of the feds refusal to uphold immigration laws in the first place) doing there job, we would not have the problems we currently must put up with.

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