On the night of Dec. 14, 2010, U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was shot and killed while on patrol in an Arizona canyon near the U.S.-Mexico border. Two guns found at the scene were linked to an investigation being run by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) called “Operation Fast and Furious,” sparking a congressional inquiry into the program and generating considerable criticism of the ATF and the Obama administration. Because of this criticism, in August 2011 ATF acting director Kenneth Melson was reassigned from his post and the U.S. attorney for Arizona was forced to resign.
Currently, the congressional inquiry is focused on U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who has been accused of misleading Congress about what he knew about Fast and Furious and when he learned it. The Obama administration has invoked executive privilege to block the release of some of the Department of Justice emails and memos sought by Congress pertaining to the operation. The controversy escalated June 28 when the U.S. House of Representatives voted to hold Holder in contempt of Congress for ignoring its subpoenas. read more
Babeu told CNSNews.com that rather than help law enforcement in Arizona stop the hundreds of thousands of people who come into the United States illegally, the federal government is targeting the state and its law enforcement personnel.“What’s very troubling is the fact that at a time when we in law enforcement and our state need help from the federal government, instead of sending help they put up billboard-size signs warning our citizens to stay out of the desert in my county because of dangerous drug and human smuggling and weapons and bandits and all these other things and then, behind that, they drag us into court with the ACLU,” Babeu said.
The Obama administration’s lawsuit against Arizona, officially unveiled on Tuesday, is an affront to all law-abiding Americans. It is a threatening salvo aimed at all local, county or state governments that dare to take control of the immigration chaos in their own backyards. And it is being driven by open-borders extremists who have dedicated their political careers to subverting homeland security policies in the name of compassion and diversity.
The Justice Department‘s Civil Rights Division, headed by Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez, took the lead in prepping the legal brief against Arizona. The son of immigrants from the Dominican Republic, Perez is a far-left lawyer and activist who worked for the late mass illegal alien amnesty champion Ted Kennedy and served in the Clinton administration DOJ. While holding down a key government position there in which he was entrusted to abide by the rule of law, Perez volunteered for CASA de Maryland — a notorious illegal alien advocacy group funded through a combination of taxpayer-subsidized grants and radical liberal philanthropy, including billionaire George Soros‘ Open Society Institute (not to mention more than $1 million showered on the group by Venezuelan thug Hugo Chavez’s regime-owned oil company, CITGO).
Who is Standing with Arizona? What organizations, groups, celebrities, cities, counties etc.. are willing to say We Stand With Arizona?
Grassfire NationResistNet.comNumbersUSAALIPACATLAS Shrugsbanamnestynow.comMichael Berry – KTRH – Houston Radio Talk Show HostRedpills.orgHelpCorp.org – Houma Louisiana6th Congressional District of VirginiaCosta Mesa, California City CouncilL.A Lakers Coach Phil JacksonDiamondbacks owner Ken KendrickKentuckians for Immigration Reform and Enforcement – www.kfire,orgAndrew Wilkow – Satellite Radio 166 – http://www.sirius.com/andrewwilkowRivoli RevueKFI Radio Hosts – John & Ken – Los Angeles CaliforniaYorba Linda California city Council – Orange CountyThe Sons of Liberty Riders – Tennessee Chapter – Phil Hoffman PresidentThe Rancho Santa Margarita City CouncilThe Quinn and Rose Show – radio talk show hosts – http://www.warroom.com/Michigan State Representative Kim Meltzer – 33rd District MichiganTennessee State Legislature – HJR 1253 – http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HJR1253North Carolinians for Immigration Reform and Enforcement – www.ncfire.infoDamascus Road Ministries International/American – Rev. Michael A. Albert, D.D; Louis F. AlbertNebraskans Advisory Group – Susan Smith – www.nebraskansadvisorygroup.orgStand Up America – http://standupamericaus.comU.S. Senatorial Candidate Marco Rubio – FloridaTony Katz – California Radio Talk show hostActor Lou FerignoBill McCollum – Florida Attorney GeneralPatriot Freedom – www.patriotfreedom.orgGary Graham, ActorNo VA 912Cindy’s Arizona CafeGeorgia Gubernatorial Candidates – Republican: Nathan Deal, Eric Johnson, Karen Handel, John Oxendine, Jeff Chapman, Ray McBerryGeorgia Gubernatorial Candidates – Democrat: BIll BoltonBar IndustriesSouthern Lights Scented CandlesMenifie California City CouncilThe Rochester New Hampshire 912 GroupCoalition of Independent Citizens: www.coalitionofindependentcitizens.org; OhioTelekom Technology affirmed by the President / CEO and Vice Pres. of the CorporationWV Delegate Jonathan MillerDude, Where’s My Justice???