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Sunday, January 30, 2011

ACLU Working With Obama For Amnesty, Feds NOT Doing Their Job

Is there any doubt?

Hey folks,

We're back. So, many were thinking that it was pretty amazing how the ACLU sounded an awful lot like Obama, and vice versa, when it came to Arizona's Anti Illegal Alien Law. Many thought it was funny that the Federal Government would actually SUE a State, in an attempt to FORCE them to VIOLATE Federal Law.

But just like the EPA, the FCC, ACORN, and many other Lib Groups out there, along with their friends in the Liberal Media, they just do the bidding of the Obama Administration. They say and do whatever they are directed to do. We see this all the time. Whenever Obama doesn't want his hands on it, he just puts others in place to do his dirty work. The ACLU is no different.

So why did they sound so similar to each other when it came to Arizona? Because they were working TOGETHER. According to this Press Release by Judicial Watch, it is indisputable.

ACLU Rep to DOJ Official: "Yes, a real pleasure to be on the same side."

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today announced that it has received documents from the Department of Justice (DOJ) that show DOJ worked hand-in-hand with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in mounting their respective legal challenges to SB 1070, Arizona's get-tough illegal immigration law. The documents, obtained by Judicial Watch pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed on June 17, 2010, include email exchanges between DOJ officials and ACLU staff.

Included among the documents obtained by Judicial Watch is a July 27, 2010, email exchange between Lucas Guttentag, leader of the ACLU's Immigrants' Rights Project and the DOJ's Edwin Kneedler, Deputy Solicitor General:

2:15 pm: Ed

I left a voicemail earlier today about checking in once the district court rules. Would you be available then?

[Redacted statement] And from all of us, thank you again for your argument on behalf of the United States.

Lucas

2:40 pm: Thanks Lucas. We should definitely check in once we hear. We'll be huddling here as soon as we can. What is your thinking at this point on if/how you will proceed in various possible scenarios?

It was good to see you, even if only briefly, and to be on the same side for once! [Redacted statement] I have a feeling we might be seeing each other again on this case.

Ed

6:14 pm: Thanks Ed. Yes, a real pleasure to be on the same side.

I think we will be strongly inclined to seek an immediate emergency injunction from the 9th Circuit…

Can you share your current thinking with regard to the various scenarios?

Best Lucas

The documents obtained by Judicial Watch also include email exchanges between ACLU staff and Joshua Wilkenfeld, the Assistant U.S. Attorney who signed the government's pleadings in the lawsuit, exchanged hearing transcripts and established opportunities to discuss the case. For example, the documents included this July 16, 2010, email from Guttentag to Wilkenfeld:

Josh

…Yes, look forward to talking. I'm getting a fuller briefing on yesterday's hearing later this morning (Calif. time) and then I am tied up for a short while. Would it work for you to talk at about 4.00 or 4.30p Eastern? If it's okay with you, I'd like to include two colleagues. By the way, we tried to order a transcript yesterday but understand the US Attorney's office already did. Can we get a copy directly from you when it's available?

All best,

Lucas

Wilkenfeld sent the transcript later that day.

On May 17, 2010, a coalition of "civil rights groups," including the ACLU, filed a class action lawsuit against Arizona over SB 1070. According to the ACLU's press release announcing the lawsuit, this coalition included: "…the ACLU, MALDEF, National Immigration Law Center (NILC), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), ACLU of Arizona, National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) and the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) – a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice."

On July 6, 2010, the Obama DOJ filed a lawsuit of its own, which has been described by Congressman Peter King (R-NY) as a "cut and paste" version of the ACLU lawsuit.

"It is one thing to share the ACLU's disrespect for the rule of law but it is quite another to collude with the organization on a prosecutorial strategy against the State of Arizona. Frankly, these new documents show it is hard to tell where the ACLU ends and the Justice Department begins," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "The Obama Justice Department is supposed to be an independent, nonpartisan law enforcement agency. Many Americans will be disturbed, though maybe not surprised, to find that Eric Holder's Justice Department is colluding with one of the most leftist organizations in the nation. We know whose 'side' this Justice Department is on when it comes to the enforcement of our immigration laws."

Judicial Watch represents Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce, author of SB 1070, in the Obama administration's lawsuit challenging the Arizona law.

Visit www.JudicialWatch.org to access Judicial Watch's FOIA lawsuit against the Obama Justice Department and all documents related to Judicial Watch's representation of Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce.

SOURCE Judicial Watch
So there you have it folks. Yes, this IS the same Justice Department that REFUSES to investigate ANY cases of Voter intimidation or Voter Fraud, "If the Defendants happen to be Black." and the SAME ACLU that constantly attacks any NON-Liberal organizations.

Now of course, the Federal Government's response to those in Arizona and other States that claim they have to enforce Federal Immigration Laws, because the Feds will not, is that they are making GREAT Progress in securing the Boarders, and cutting down on the flow of Illegals into the Country. REALLY? Not according to FAIR.
Statement from FAIR in Response to Sec. Napolitano's 'State of America's Homeland Security'

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2011

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), issued the following statement in response to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano claims relating to her department's record on immigration enforcement:

"Unfortunately, in 2010, the Department of Homeland Security's record in the area of immigration enforcement did not measure up to Secretary Napolitano's claims.

"In the area of border enforcement, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appears to be taking credit for outcomes that had nothing to do with the department's actions, and which occurred in spite of the Obama administration's policies. The decrease in illegal border crossings has more to do with the sad state of our economy than the department's efforts at border enforcement. The decrease is also attributable to state and local efforts to reduce employment opportunities for illegal aliens and enforce immigration laws – efforts this administration tried to impede in 2010, when it sued Arizona to block implementation of SB 1070.

"DHS's own efforts in the area of worksite enforcement continue to be limited to paperwork audits of company records which result in illegal aliens shifting from one employer to the next, rather than their removal from the country. Meanwhile, the penalties the department levies against scofflaw employers remain minimal.

"Sec. Napolitano also touted the department's record of removing criminal aliens from the U.S. Deporting criminal aliens from this country is admirable, but DHS is primarily acting on cases that were already in the pipeline when this administration took office. The department's own records indicate that the number of new criminal and noncriminal cases initiated by the current administration is down sharply. At the same time, DHS has acted unilaterally to dismiss cases for removal of illegal aliens who do not have criminal records in pursuit of the administration's political goal of granting them a broad amnesty.

"It is not by accident that the American public is losing patience with the government's failure to enforce our immigration laws, or that state and local governments all across the country are acting to fill the void left by federal inaction. Glowing self-appraisals by DHS will not change the basic reality that our nation's unsecured borders and lax immigration enforcement threaten our national and economic security."
SOURCE FAIR
So once again, we are seeing the PEOPLE take charge. The PEOPLE, States, and the Constitution are becoming more and more predominate, all throughout this Country. The more and more the PEOPLE find out just who and what these Liberal Progressives are, the more and more they reject them and their ideas. It really is just that simple. That is what you are seeing more and more of as time ticks by.
Peter

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