June 18th, 2010
03:51 PM ET

White House to challenge Arizona immigration law

Obama administration lawyers are planning to file a legal challenge to a controversial Arizona immigration law within a month,  according to a senior administration official.

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  1. Massey

    The federal government needs to intervene because AZ's law doesnt fix the problem of illegals in the other 49 states. Immigration is a complex issue and it should be handled with comprehensive reform. The AZ law targets innocent illegals trying to support their families instead of the actual illegal criminals. Majority of the people may support AZ law, but history repeats itself–most supported slavery too not too long ago. It comes down to humanity folks–dont be fools!

    June 19, 2010 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. stevenabb

    Neither political party (Dem or Rep) is doing anything on the national level about immigration. Ask yourself, if the "Tough New Immigration Reform" the parties are pushing goes into effect, will either party ENFORCE the immigration restrictions? Obviously not... They would just do the Amnesty part and keep letting illegals flow in unchecked. GOD BLESS ARIZONA!!!

    June 19, 2010 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. kapechi

    The reason NObama is in favor of chalenging people who don't want illegal immigration is because HE's won e himself. Remember all that fuss about where he was born? And if he is actually an American Citizen..PEOPLE put two and two together IF you can add.

    June 19, 2010 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. kelli

    It is fine if immigrants from Mexico come to the US...as long as they do it legally, pay taxes, learn english, clean their yards so the neighborhoods don't look like an extension of Mexico, respect US laws and customs and leave their drugs at home.

    June 19, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Commonsense

    The Federal government is going to challenge a state law that impliments a federal law. WOW. I dare say this is just another example of a political party gaining some votes. The illegals will be made legal and the Democrats will gain the votes for standing up for them. Who cares about the laws of this country. Not politicans. They are only worried about who is going to keep them in office. Everybody reading this: knock off the democrat/republican BS dont let the media make you choose what you are. Look at the policies yourself dont let the media tell you what to beleive.

    June 20, 2010 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
  6. Demosthenes

    While some illegals may be criminals, some just want to have a better life in America than what they had elsewhere. This is why America has become the best, Immigrants that settled here and then made America what it is today. We need to grab hold of reality and realize that America has deep diversity and everyone of those cultures has criminals, some more then others but each ethnicity has criminals and its not right to treat all illegals as criminals if they did nothing at all.

    June 20, 2010 at 2:54 am | Report abuse |
  7. rgray222

    Anyone that has children can tell you without a doubt that the illegal immigration problem is way out of control. When you watch your child go to school in a trailer because the school is maxed out can attest to this problem. Virtually 100% of our growth in elementary, middle and high school is due to illegal aliens. This is not right!
    Have you been to the emergency room lately! Guess why it is packed day and night! Guess why hospitals are closing their emergency facilities!
    Try this............go to small claims court of any small to medium city, they post the cases on the door of the court room. Somewhere between 80-90 of the small claims cases are hospitals trying to get their money from illegal aliens that used thier facilities.
    CONTRARY TO WHAT THE LEFT WANTS YOU TO THIINK ILLEGALS DO NOT PAY STATE OR FEDERAL TAXES!
    WHY DO YOU THINK CALIFORNIA IS ALMOST BANKRUPT......ILLEGALS HAVE PUSHED AN ALREADY OVERSPENT STATE TO THE BRINK!
    STOP IN THE DMV IN LA AND YOU WILL SEE THEY DO NOT SPEAK ENGLISH, THEY NEED TO GET A TRANSLATOR BEFORE YOU CAN COMMUNICATE WITH MOST OF THE EMPLOYEES!

    June 20, 2010 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  8. onuricle

    He should be impeached for not enforcing our immigration laws.

    June 20, 2010 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  9. Legacy1683

    I was reading AC360's Tom Foreman Letter to the President #503: States Rights . . .
    Tom seems to have a good command of the language . . . but is he reporting from this planet, perhaps a different time dimension?

    June 20, 2010 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
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