Another day, another assault on the 10th amendment by the overreaching federal government. South Carolina becomes the third state to be sued by Eric Holder and the Justice Department for enforcing immigration law. Seeing that the feds refuse to enforce immigration law on the books, the states have become more and more self-reliant when it comes to making sure that those who aren’t supposed to be here, aren’t.
Unfortunately, the federal government would love nothing more than to allow even those who have broken the law to be here to stay and garner the benefits of being an American citizen. Individual states find themselves in the unenviable position of passing and enforcing stricter immigration laws, setting themselves up for a showdown with Obama, Holder, and the Justice Department.
The Justice Department sued Monday to block South Carolina’s new immigration crackdown law, making it the third state to face such a challenge from the Obama administration, which argues only the federal government can decide immigration enforcement.
Justice officials said they will request an injunction to block the law from going into effect on Jan. 1.
“It is understandable that communities remain frustrated with the broken immigration system, but a patchwork of state laws is not the solution and will only create problems,” Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said. “We will continue to monitor the impact these laws might have on our communities and will evaluate each law to determine whether it conflicts with the federal government’s enforcement responsibilities.”
With the Justice Department suing South Carolina over their immigration law, they join Arizona and Alabama as states that have met the ire of Obama’s Administration.