U.S. sues South Carolina over immigration law
October 31st, 2011
09:14 PM ET
11 years ago

U.S. sues South Carolina over immigration law

(CNN) - Justice Department officials pressed their campaign against an immigration law in South Carolina on Monday, saying the measure passed there this summer unconstitutionally pre-empts federal authority.

South Carolina's law also could lead to the harassment and detention of authorized visitors, immigrants and citizens, federal officials argue in court documents.


Filed under: Immigration • Justice Department • South Carolina
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. No More Doubt

    Obama is using police tactics to control civil and legal protects and he's also using legal manuvering to allow an invasion of this country by law breaking people from another land while endangering the lives of America citizens. What's next? Prisons for Americans who speak up?

    October 31, 2011 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  2. Keith in Austin

    Pretty easy to see what Bozo and his DOJ think about State's Rights again. Good to know that their clock is ticking though....tick tock tick tock!

    October 31, 2011 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  3. GI Joe

    Wish they'd gone after those war Criminals from 2001-2008 instead of all this stuff.

    If they can't get their cotton and veggies harvested, at least the republicans will have to pay more for food also

    Put the republican House in the fields to pick cotton - maybe they can do SOMETHING to earn their money

    October 31, 2011 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    IT should be absolutely clear to any idiot by now, that the Obama Administration WANTS illegal immigration. The administration has become subversive!

    November 1, 2011 12:12 am at 12:12 am |
  5. Bioana Bailey

    Only the lord knows everythings written

    November 1, 2011 12:32 am at 12:32 am |
  6. tamara reina

    I'm glad that someone has taken a notice at the laws in south carolina. South Carolina laws are so slavery bond.

    November 1, 2011 03:48 am at 3:48 am |
  7. Jerome

    The Obama Justice Department suing over immigration law enforcement? This stopped being news about a year ago.

    November 1, 2011 06:44 am at 6:44 am |
  8. diridi

    I think we need some kind of strictures on immigration law, and its implementation. Yesterday, I was reading one article on wall street journal, caption is steve jobs. It said as though we do not have enough unemployment in Engineering, and computer software and programming. It is 5% unemployment therein too. Just to grab votes all these one sided biased write ups. Be factual. OK. Lot of H1B visas are for lobby. I do not know why......despite lot of unemployment in there.

    November 1, 2011 08:39 am at 8:39 am |
  9. diridi

    lot of unemployment is in computer software, and programming, and engineering too...o.k, It is 5%. Some kind of strict rules to follow., and implement....

    November 1, 2011 08:51 am at 8:51 am |
  10. Mike

    The time for political correctness is over! I am sorry if it is an inconvenience for some but illegal emigrants are costing this country millions of dollars it has to be fixed some how. If you are in this country illegally we have to find you some how! Go through the proper channels and be come a citizen. My grandparents did and you are no better than they are!

    November 1, 2011 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  11. Ed 1

    Why don't you just enforce the laws you have on the books so the states don't have to and look at all the tax dollars we would save.

    Our Government is not for the people by the people it's what ever they want to do and that includes Obama.

    We don't have open boarders but out Government thinks we do or they might enforce our immigration laws Obama has no right to say which law should be enforced all he is looking for is to get re-elected.

    Obama took an oath and he is not obeying the oath he swore to uphold. This is what a dictator does.

    November 1, 2011 09:53 am at 9:53 am |