Obama Administration Planning to File Suit Against Arizona Immigration Law

Fox News, June 18, 2010

The Obama administration plans to file suit challenging Arizona’s immigration law, officials told Fox News on Friday.

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{snip} But an official told Fox News on Friday that while the review is still underway, the decision has already been made that a Department of Justice suit will be filed. The administration at this point is just building its case.

Another official said there are still “substantial” issues to address and work out before the Justice Department knows that it has a strong enough case to file a lawsuit. The official said the department intends to file suit, but that any court action is contingent on the final review.

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“We are not going to back away from this issue,” Brewer said. “We are going to pursue it, we’re going to be very aggressive,” Brewer said. “We’ll meet them in court. . . . And we will win.”

She added: “The population of America agrees with Arizona.”

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Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have both criticized the Arizona law, but the administration had maintained to that point that its attorneys were reviewing the legislation to determine the next step.

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