Closed captioning of: Battle brews over Ariz. immigration law
will be saying.
from the streets of phoenix to the halls of a
. the battle over
's imkbrags law is growing more intense. the
is moving forward with a lawsuit against
. it's an effort to block the state's controversial
. let's bring in mike viqueira. he's live at the
. mike, the lawsuit, while it was expected, the way it was unveiled, that's what everyone is saying is unusual.
well, very interesting. the secretary of state, of course,
last week. back on june eighth, she gave an interview to the local media in ecuador, one of the countries she was visiting where she said flatly, point blank, the
u.s. justice department
is going to sue
over that new controversial law. nobody really discovered it until the other day. somebody came up with it on an
. yes, now it's been confirmed. the
is going to move ahead. not much of a surprise. they have in the yet filed the lawsuit. that law takes effect on
. but obviously an international controversy here. we heard it from the
president of mexico
and no other place but the
during an arrival ceremony. one of the first things out of his mouth was the objections to the controversy shm immigratiial immigra tion law. it may violate not only
but american core values. the basis of the
lawsuit simply that
would supersede any
. this is the federal domain. meanwhile, the many people -- many people including the president are talking about beefing up the border first. obviously, this is not only a sensitive political issue, a controversial political issue on both sides. the president has sent
national allege guard troops down there or will. the governor brewer has been here talking with the president about that, about some of the other things that are of concern to arizonans, namely, the boycotts from some state and
and other entities who are upset about this law. we should add, however, thomas, our own polling, nbc news/"
wall street journal
" polling showing that most americans favor the crackdown in
thank you, mike.
a new report this morning