Attorney General Eric Holder, just days after filing a federal against Arizona's immigration law, on Sunday floated the possibility of filing another suit on racial profiling grounds.Nothing like planning ahead......
The lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Arizona claimed the state was infringing on federal immigration responsibilities and urged the judge to prevent the law from going into effect at the end of July. Despite some officials' claims that the law could lead to racial profiling, that concern was not cited as grounds for the suit.
However, Holder said on CBS' "Face the Nation" that the federal government was leading with its "strongest" argument in the suit filed Tuesday and would not rule out a second suit months down the road -- if the law ends up going into effect.
"It doesn't mean that if the law for whatever reason happened to go into effect, that six months from now, a year from now, we might not look at the impact the law has had ... and see whether or not there has been that racial profiling impact," Holder said. "If that was the case, we would have the the tools and we would bring suit on that basis."
At this point in the game Holder is trying to push the school of thought that somehow the State law will interfere with the Feds ability to properly enforce Federal immigration law. Isn't that kind of like saying a father enforcing the house rules on the kids while the mother is away interferes with the mothers ability to enforce the rules when she gets home?
The only Federal policy the State law interferes with is the one where the Feds don't want to enforce illegal immigration laws on illegal immigrants.