Department of Justice reacts to Arizona immigration case

As you know, yesterday the Department of Homeland Security reacted to the Supreme Court’s decision about the Arizona immigration law by basically telling its agents to stop cooperating with Arizona law enforcement. Not to be outdone, the Department of Justice has its own reaction.

The Justice Department has set up a hotline for the public to report potential  civil rights concerns regarding the Arizona law that requires police to check  the immigration status of those they stop for other reasons.

This would be the same Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice that decided to dismiss all charges against the New Black Panthers in the voter intimidation case in Philadelphia three years ago.

I can only assume that if your civil rights are violated in Philadelphia, it’s ok, but if they are violated in Arizona, it’s not ok.

This group just gets sorrier and sorrier.


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The Sound Off Sister was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and special trial attorney for the Department of Justice, Criminal Division; a partner in the Florida law firm of Shutts & Bowen, and an adjunct professor at the University of Miami, School of Law. The Sound Off Sister offers frequent commentary concerning legislation making its way through Congress, including the health reform legislation passed in early 2010.


  1. Murphy on June 26, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Benito Mussolini would be proud

  2. JBS on June 26, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Whatever happened to “provide for the common defense?” “Serve and Protect?” and all of those other great aw enforcement slogans?
    The Prince of Petulance’s Motto: “We didn’t get our way, so don’t call us.”
    Maybe Arizona should secede . . .

  3. Tim-in-Alabama on June 26, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Perhaps Arizonans should flood the hotline with calls about illegal aliens diluting their rights as United States citizens.

    • PatRiot on June 26, 2012 at 5:31 pm

      Can I get a hallelujah !
      Can I get an Amen !?

  4. stinkfoot on June 26, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    This criminal regime lacks the moral authority to legislate and should be removed immediately.

  5. dairyair on June 26, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    First, great idea, Tim!
    Secondly, the depths of deception, depravity and decay with this sleazy administration is breathtaking. I know you’re supposed to “honor the office,” but this guy makes it impossible.

  6. Kelly on June 26, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Why are they not in jail or impeached at the least?? Republicans have no cashews!

    • JBS on June 27, 2012 at 3:01 pm


  7. kipitwic on June 27, 2012 at 6:31 am

    This is only one more telling ruling of the liberals in Washington.? It shows that we the people are no longer able to rule ourselves as set in the Constitution.? The Obama government and Democratic Party are showing their socialist colors.? It is such a shame that those they target for votes are not wise enough to realize the course their votes are putting the American people on.? I can only sit back and watch the demise of a once great country.? People need to wake up and stop caring only about themselves and their material possessions.? We need to take to the streets to demonstrate and change the way our government is run.? Lobbist need to be thrown out and term limits applied to ALL who serve in Washington.? We elect them to their jobs and we can determine when they go.? We need to have leaders who rule with the Constitution and not against it.? We need leaders who apply our laws and send illegals home!? We need leaders who care about America and NOT what other countries think of us.

  8. GdavidH on June 27, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Right wing Extremist?..Racist?..Woman hating, gay bashing, war mongering vote denier!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Oh sorry…….Did I overreact to the illegal aspect of undocumented??

  9. Dimsdale on July 4, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    It would probably just be easier to do a routine citizenship check on anyone pulled over.
    The crap discrimination accusations disappear.? Well, until the mass deportations started…..


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