One of the consistent themes of the Obama administration’s immigration policy has been an hostility to states and cities that attempt to deter illegal aliens from residing in or moving to these areas through legislative means. Nothing illustrates this determination to thwart local authorities more than the Department of Justice’s lawsuit against the state of Arizona over its landmark immigration law, SB 1070.
Now, thanks to Judicial Watch, we have evidence that the Obama administration’s lawsuit against Governor Jan Brewer’s state involved extensive collaboration, at least at the field level, with the American Civil Liberties Union, one of the chief antagonists of SB 1070 from the moment it was enacted into law. Worldnetdaily has the whole, sordid story, which belies the administration’s claims that it’s pursuing this lawsuit chiefly to defend federal prerogatives in the realm of immigration law.
You can see what Judicial Watch has discovered about the relationship between the ACLU and the Department of Justice for yourself. Whatever you may think of the American Civil Liberties Union, it makes Rep. King’s biting remark about the brief the DOJ filed ever more relevant to this ongoing discussion.
Hat tip: WorldnetDaily