Eric Holder on Immigration
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder: Who are we supposed to believe, you or our lying eyes. Laura Bush says it best "I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart."
For the last few months, Holder has quietly been serving as outside counsel to the California legislature, working with Democrats to craft an aggressive legal response to what they consider President Trump's most threatening policies.
Holder explained why he thinks SB 54 is constitutional ("the federal government does not have the ability to force states to do things that are inherently federal in nature") and why, in his view, the Trump administration's threats to withhold federal funding in response aren't ("the federal government can't coerce states into doing something states don't want to do by threatening to withhold support").
Within days, Calderon was in the Rose Garden with Obama, attacking the Arizona law. When the Mexican president went before the Congress to charge that the law--which specifically prohibits racial profiling--"introduces racial profiling as a basis for law enforcement," the Democratic side of the aisle that included Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Janet Napolitano rose to cheer Calderon's defamation of the state of Arizona.
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