Federal judge throws out state’s suit over illegal immigration
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
DENVER ” A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by the state alleging the government failed to do enough to stop illegal immigration.
U.S. District Judge Lewis Babcock dismissed the lawsuit Friday. Federal attorneys argued in a hearing that the lawsuit should be scuttled, saying the courts can’t tell the president or Congress how to do their jobs.
The lawsuit was filed after Colorado voters approved Referendum K in November directing Colorado Attorney General John Suthers to sue. Suthers has said similar lawsuits by other states have failed.
But the state said it has the right to sue because of an “invasion” of illegal immigrants that could allow terrorists to come to Colorado and disrupt the Democratic National Convention next summer, putting the state in imminent danger.
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