Dan Coats, Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, released the following statement following the official filing of a lawsuit by the federal government against Arizona's recently passed immigration law:
"The Obama Administration's lawsuit against the State of Arizona is a move based purely on politics, not sound Constitutional principles.
"As much as Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi want to make this about legal immigration, this is about illegal immigration and Arizona has taken reasonable steps to address it.
"Our federal government has been asleep at the switch in curbing illegal immigration. Americans have waited too long for their government to fulfill its Constitutional responsibility to secure and protect our borders.
"With the crisis at our southern border continuing to grow out of control every day, Arizona was compelled to take action in order to protect their own state from the federal government's failure to lead. The Obama Administration should acknowledge this failure and allow Arizona's law to stand and take effect."