On August 20th, 2010, the State Department included a Justice Department lawsuit against Arizona’s immigration law into a United Nations human rights report. While the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, claims this to be a “model” for other nations to follow, I feel this is an atrocity of justice. Why?
Arizona’s governor, Jan Brewer, made repeated requests to the federal government for assistance with the Mexican drug cartel war spilling into her state and human trafficking problems to no avail. The governor, then, informed the federal government that she would create state legislation that would allow her law enforcement officers to start actively looking for illegal immigrants and hold them until INS could find time to do their job and deport them.
Even before the law was actually enacted, the United States Justice Department decided to challenge ‘parts’ of the Arizona law. The federal court hearing the case forbade the state of Arizona to enact the challenged parts of the law until further review. Arizona has complied.
Can someone PLEASE explain to me how this constitutes “human right violations”?
I know this issue is a few months old, but it’s very important nonetheless. The ACLJ is currently challenging this decision in federal court to have the document officially withdrawn from the United Nations report.
Please, call or email your respective Senator and House Representative and ask them to explain to you why they are not officially condemning this act, or stay quiet and maybe your state will be next.