Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has told NTN24 station out of Quito, Ecuador, that the Justice Department will sue over Arizona's controversial law cracking down on illegal immigration.
The Right Scoop website has posted video of a segment of the interview:
In the interview, Clinton said, comprehensive immigration reform on a larger level is what is needed and is what the president supports.
QUESTION: Thank you very much.
I would like to start with the immigration debate in the United States. The recently approved law in Arizona has presented sort of a difficult scenario for the President Obama Administration. According to some polling, half of the United States has approved this law and maybe other states would like to implement it. How’s Obama Administration dealing with this debate? Is the immigration law near reality?
SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, Andrea, first, let me say how pleased I am that I have this chance to talk to you about these and other important issues. President Obama has spoken out against the law because he thinks that the federal government should be determining immigration policy. And the Justice Department, under his direction, will be bringing a lawsuit against the act.
But the more important commitment that President Obama has made is to try to introduce and pass comprehensive immigration reform. That is what we need. Everyone knows it, and the President is committed to doing it.