US May Sue Arizona over Immigration Law; Justice Dept Nod Awaited

According to U. S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Arizona will be sued by the Obama Administration over the State's divisive immigration law. The action has not been yet confirmed by the Justice Department.

The Department has only decided to bring a lawsuit to oversee the plan and that too under the direction of President Obama, as said by Clinton in an interview with an Ecuadorean television station.

Also, the administration was approached in this regard by the American Civil Liberties Union through the distribution of the video of this interview, and was suggested to visit the court.

The police have been given a power by the Arizona legislation that they can query anyone on whom the authorities have a "reasonable suspicion", and they think him to be an illegal migrant. This summer, the law had to be commenced, but the Justice Department has been considering for the past two months if the State should be sued to end this or not.

In recent weeks, firm signals have been given by the Federal officials, which suggest that a lawsuit is probably assured, and an official concerned with the reviewing of this law said that there was no basis to imagine that Clinton's assertion was incorrect.

Administration is being urged by the Arizona officials not to file a sue, and Gov. Jan Brewer (R) said, "If our own government intends to sue our state to prevent illegal immigration enforcement, the least it can do is inform us before it informs the citizens of another nation".