Another State to be sued by Eric Holder – South Carolina

Editor’s Note– Arizona, Alabama, and now South Carolina have been formally served with law  suits filed by the Holder Justice Department in a challenge of State Immigration Laws. Three or more states may also be the next victims of the Holder witch hunt when states are working diligently to keep budgets in line, to protect citizens, and to uphold the law at the state and Federal level.

Pinal County Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu has called for Holder's resignation

The DoJ and the DHS refuse to admit their failures, while inflating statistics that really don’t matter.

Local border and inland Sheriffs openly call the words of people like Obama, Napolitano, and Holder untrue; all the while it is estimated that 50,000 illegals charge across our borders daily.

It has been proven that illegals are a drain on our social systems that includes schools and healthcare. Holder dances to a Socialists tune, while states are humming the National Anthem.

We have agencies that refuse to uphold the laws of the land while citizens are placed deeper at risk.

U.S. sues South Carolina over immigration law

By Terry Frieden, CNN Justice Producer

From CNN

(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.

The law would “undermine federal law and invade federal authority by imposing punitive sanctions for conduct that falls outside of the state’s police powers and that Congress affirmatively decided should not be subject to such sanctions. And it will interfere with and undermine the federal government’s control over relations with foreign governments,” officials argue, referring to the state trying to require the carrying of documents to prove residency.

The complaint filed in federal court in South Carolina follows similar lawsuits in Arizona and Alabama.

The Arizona law has been blocked and remains on appeal. Only parts of the Alabama law were blocked, and the case is before a federal appeals court.

In a written statement, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday his department will not hesitate to challenge laws that interfere with the federal government’s enforcement of immigration.

“It is understandable that communities remain frustrated with the broken immigration system, but a patchwork of state laws is not the solution and will only create problems,” Holder said.

Justice Department officials argue that South Carolina, like Arizona and Alabama, places burdens on federal agencies, diverting resources away from high-priority targets such as those suspected of terrorism, drug smuggling and other criminal activity.

Justice Department executives told reporters late Monday they are currently discussing the issue with officials in three other states and their planned approaches to immigration enforcement. The officials said they continue to review the plans of Utah, Indiana and Georgia, which have also passed immigration-related laws.

Karen Tumlin, managing attorney of the National Immigration Law Center, praised the federal move in South Carolina, saying:

“The Department of Justice has rightly challenged South Carolina’s draconian anti-immigrant law, just as they have in Alabama and Arizona. Their work should not end there: Indiana, Georgia, and Utah also have unconstitutional anti-immigrant laws on their books. We urge the Department to take a stand in those states as well.”

The state’s governor, Nikki Haley, defended South Carolina’s law.

“As the daughter of immigrants of who came to this country legally, Governor Haley understands that no American value is more sacred than the rule of law,” spokesman Rob Godfrey said on her behalf. “That’s what this is about — nothing more, nothing less. If the feds were doing their job, we wouldn’t have had to address illegal immigration reform at the state level. But, until they do, we’re going to keep fighting in South Carolina to be able to enforce our laws.”

Why bother swearing an oath? – Resign now Holder

Editor’s Note – SUA has been calling for the resignation of the Attorney General, Eric Holder, since the day he decided that the New Black Panthers would not be pursued for intimidation of voters at polling places. SUA has always maintained that he was not fit for the job, but alas, we were called bigots or worse. The fact is however, those of us who said this, and warned America, are now validated clearly. He has been a 5-star failure to law abiding, rule-of-law folks, but the leftist agenda he has been pushing is considered a success to many.

However, his job is supposed to be an apolitical job, chief law enforcement officer of the country. He took an oath to uphold the law and the Constitution, but woefully failed in that regard. Now, his ideological genes are clear to see, and his disdain for the Second Amendment has led to the Fast and Furious debacle. Now he is clearly lying, and the whole band of Obama appointees are complicit either by aiding and abetting, or through acts of omission, all of which are oath breakers.

Why bother swearing an oath - the last one did not matter either!

Now, Janet Napolitano and Hillary Clinton are squirming in their seats as they testify in the case. Excuses flow from Jay Carney, and Obama could not be bothered as he stumps across the land talking about “getting around Congress” in his Campaign 2012 Jobs Bill tour. Does anyone in this administration respect the law, our Constitution, and the exceptionalism of America? No! Emphatically NO! There are so many ways to come to these same conclusions and it is refreshing to see some Congressmen are now calling for Holder’s resignation as well.

Part of the letter the article below describes shows the reasons discussed above (courtesy Hot Air):

Your Department has made an enormous error in judgment. It instructed federally-licensed firearms dealers to illegally sell at least 2,000 guns that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) intended to be trafficked to drug cartels in Mexico. The results of this error in judgment have implicated the United States in well over one hundred deadly crimes and the deaths of two federal agents.

This not only raises serious questions about your ability to serve as the head of the Justice Department, but also begs the question of why an anti-gun Administration would knowingly force licensed firearms dealers to sell guns to violent criminals. I raise this because Operation Fast and Furious — if the facts of this case had not come to light — would have been used by this Administration as another false argument to attack law-abiding American gun owners.

The American people deserve to know if your Department had any intent to link the legal purchase of firearms here in the U.S. to crimes committed near our southern border. Operation Fast and Furious funneled firearms legally purchased at gun shops in the U.S. to known criminal syndicates to prove these syndicates have access to legal purchased weapons. This is a deliberate attempt to vilify and attack the millions of gun owners in America who value our Second Amendment and have never broken the law.

As we reported before, here is the Mission Statement of the Department of Justice, which words does the AG not understand?

To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Rep. Joe Walsh to Eric Holder: ‘Resign immediately and take responsibility’ for Operation Fast and Furious

 

By Matthew Boyle

Daily Caller

Illinois Republican Rep. Joe Walsh joined the small but growing choir of members of Congress calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to resign over Operation Fast and Furious. Walsh is the fourth member of Congress to make the call for Holder to resign. Republican Reps. Raul Labrador of Idaho, Blake Farenthold of Texas and Paul Gosar of Arizona have each publicly asked Holder to step aside as well.

Walsh made the demand in a letter he sent Holder on Wednesday.

“I ask that the attorney general resign immediately and take responsibility for implicating the United States as an accessory to the violent crimes committed by these Mexican cartels, using his appointed position as the chief law enforcement officer to attack the Second Amendment of the Constitution, and for the role he played in the subsequent cover-up of the failed Fast and Furious operation,” Walsh said according to a press release. (SEE ALSO: Issa Grassley: Holder needs to reveal info on 2nd agent’s murder, connections)

Walsh adds that if Holder refuses to remove himself from office, he expects President Barack Obama to fire him. “If he fails to do so, I would ask that President Obama dismiss him immediately,” Walsh said.

Walsh added that Holder needs to explain to the American people what role he had in Operation Fast and Furious. “The American people deserve to know the truth regarding Attorney General Eric Holder’s knowledge and role in the Fast and Furious operation,” Walsh said. “This program was deliberately designed to attack law-abiding American gun owners and gun dealers. Why else would an anti-gun administration force licensed firearms dealers to sell guns to violent criminals?”

“Operation Fast and Furious blew up in Attorney General Holder’s face, implicating the United States in the deaths of two federal agents and over a hundred deadly crimes,” Walsh added. “Now Holder is scrambling to hide his involvement in this failed politically-charged operation by refusing to cooperate with the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s investigation.”

Holder had been avoiding talking openly about Operation Fast and Furious for months until Gosar told The Daily Caller that the administration officials responsible for the deadly program are equivalent to “accessories to murder.” Holder finally opened up, citing Gosar’s comments to TheDC as the reason for his first-ever unsolicited Fast and Furious communications. DOJ spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler has continued to refuse to answer whether Holder read The Daily Caller article he cited as the reason for finally opening up.

Schmaler hasn’t returned TheDC’s latest requests for comment on whether Holder plans to answer the growing surge of calls for him to resign.