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Bender in ‘Republic’: ‘Fed lawsuit will be convincing’
was quoted in a recent
story, “Feds file suit to stop Arizona immigrant law.”
In the July 6 article, by reporters JJ Hensley, Alia Rau and Craig Harris, Bender said Arizona’s landmark immigration law, SB 1070, violates federal authority to oversee immigration enforcement, and added that a lawsuit by the U.S. Department of Justice would be convincing to a judge.
“They are the ones who apply federal immigration law,” Bender was quoted as saying. “If they take the position that Arizona law interferes with the operation of federal immigration, I would think that should be very persuasive with the judge.”
Bender also said that lawsuits filed against state and local governments by the federal government are not unusual, but are more common in cases of civil rights issues than immigration.
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