According to an article on cnn.com: “A federal court challenge to a new Arizona law aimed at curbing illegal immigration isn’t out of the question, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday.”
This politically expedient yet misguided law is going to end up costing Arizona in more ways than one: Legal challenges from all sides, a lack of immigrant cooperation in apprehending violent criminals, and decreased tourism are but some of the ways that Arizonans and state businesses will suffer as a result of this new law.
The federal government needs to act on immigration. Whether they do so now or after the mid-term elections will be a result of serious political calculations. Supporters of immigration reforms do not want it to be rushed and fail for fear it will be very difficult to reintroduce the issue after failure. On the other hand, if the issue is not addressed now, when is a good time? There are always reasons to put off what must be accomplished. I have noticed that even Republicans, with the exception of the talk radio right, have softened their tone on the issue when discussing and often criticizing the Arizona law.