GOP Showdown With Justice Department Over Immigration

GOP Showdown With Justice Department Over Immigration

"A war has ignited between the Justice Department and several states over their controversial new immigration laws, and Republican senators are stepping into the fray, looking to prevent the Obama administration from challenging these laws as unconstitutional. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.)—with cosponsors Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and David Vitter (R-La.)—will soon introduce legislation that would prevent the Justice Department from filing lawsuits against the state laws.  At issue: a slate of harsh, new, GOP-authored immigration laws in South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, and Utah that are largely modeled on the controversial immigration measure passed in Arizona last year." - Mother Jones, Nov. 10, 2011.