Utah has been sued this evening by the Obama Justice Department, the Obama Department of Homeland Security, and the Obama State Department.
As you probably imagined, the Obama administration is not suing Utah over its HB 466 guest worker program which constitutes a foreign alliance with the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon.
Instead, Eric “My People” Holder has sued Utah over three provisions of HB 497 which were the enforcement provisions of the “compromise” that was passed by the Utah state legislature. The guest worker program with Nuevo Leon is also unconstitutional, but the Justice Department didn’t feel compelled to file a lawsuit over it today:
The department notified Utah state officials of its position that the Utah’s Immigrant Guest Worker statutes, H.B. 116 and H.B. 469, are clearly preempted by federal law. Given that the provisions do not take effect until 2013, and in light of the constructive conversations the department continues to have with Utah officials about these provisions pursuant to the Justice Department’s long-standing policy of exploring resolution short of litigation before filing suit against a state, the department is not challenging these provisions today. If, however, Utah fails to comply with federal law in this area, the department will not hesitate to take the legal action necessary to vindicate the important federal interests in this matter before these laws go into effect.
This is BRA.
The Obama administration needs to boost Hispanic turnout in 2012 to win Nevada, Colorado, and New Mexico. Thus, in order for Obama to win reelection by impressing Hispanic voters who are disappointed by his failure to secure “comprehensive immigration reform” with his Democratic majority in Congress, it was necessary for Eric “My People” Holder to sue Red States like Arizona, Utah, Alabama, and South Carolina.
Now stand and rise for the Southern national anthem because it is happening all over again.