The federal lawsuit to block the Arizona anti-illegal immigration law SB 1070, slated to go into effect on July 29, has been filed. As noted earlier, the Obama Justice Department plans to argue that Arizona is unconstitutionally usurping the federal government’s immigration authority in violation of the supremacy clause and the doctrine of preemption.
So what in the Arizona law contradicts federal immigration policy? To paraphrase a favorite slogan of the open borders crowd, Arizona is simply doing a dirty job Washington won’t do.
UPDATE: Some good commentary on this at Michelle Malkin’s site.