Claiming "preeminent authority" to write the laws on immigration, the Justice Department filed suit to block California from enacting its own.
"Setting immigration policy and enforcing immigration laws is a national responsibility," said Attorney General Eric Holder. "Seeking to address the issue through a patchwork of state laws will only create more problems than it solves."
Oh wait... no they didn't, that was just Arizona they sued for trying to help enforce existing federal immigration laws.
Yesterday the California Senate passed what they call the anti-Arizona bill, a law that, "blocks local police from referring a detainee to immigration officials for deportation."
In passing the bill, California stands apart not only from Arizona, but also Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina and Utah, which have all adopted strict laws in the past two years to try to discourage illegal immigrants from settling in their states.
California's bill also seeks to push back against a federal program called Secure Communities, which supporters of Thursday's bill say shares similar principles to Arizona's law.
California has the largest population of undocumented immigrants in the United States, with nearly 2.6 million at the start of 2010, according to government figures.In case the Obama administration's selective efforts to exert federal supremacy over illegal immigration enforcement aren't enough hypocrisy for you, there is this story:
The Obama administration is trying to deport a legal immigrant living in Missouri who came to the country at the age of 4. Meanwhile, they are busy illegally granting amnesty to illegal immigrant youths.
“I have given my life to this country and done everything they have wanted me to do,” she said. “I have respected everybody. I have no criminal record. I have done everything right, and now I have to go.”
Gray says that’s because she turns 21 in August. And after years of waiting and red tape, her green card that was supposed to be issued last year still isn’t here. That means she has to go back to England, leaving her family and friends behind.Samuel T. Francis said it best, "anarcho-tyranny":
What we have in this country today, then, is both anarchy (the failure of the state to enforce the laws) and, at the same time, tyranny – the enforcement of laws by the state for oppressive purposes; the criminalization of the law-abiding and innocent... In a word, anarcho-tyranny.
The laws that are enforced are either those that extend or entrench the power of the state and its allies and internal elites ... or else they are the laws that directly punish those recalcitrant and "pathological" elements in society who insist on behaving according to traditional norms...