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PHOENIX, Arizona (LifeSiteNews) – Arizona launched the first lawsuit challenging Joe Biden’s new COVID-19 vaccine mandates, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Tuesday.

The lawsuit, filed against Biden with the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, argues that the mandates violate the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution by “favoring” illegal immigrants, who are exempted from vaccination requirements.

“The federal government cannot force people to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The Biden Administration is once again flouting our laws and precedents to push their radical agenda,” Brnovich, a Republican, said in a press release yesterday. “There can be no serious or scientific discussion about containing the spread of COVID-19 that doesn’t begin at our southern border.”

Biden’s vaccine requirements announced last week strictly mandate COVID vaccination for all federal workers, federal contractors, and healthcare workers whose employers receive funding through Medicare or Medicaid.

Biden also said that his administration will direct every private business with more than 100 employees to require that their workers be “fully vaccinated” or tested weekly through an upcoming rule expected to impact nearly 80 million people.

“We’ve been patient, but our patience is wearing thin and your refusal has cost all of us,” Biden told tens of millions of unvaccinated Americans on Thursday. “This is not about freedom or personal choice.”

At the same time, migrants who illegally cross the U.S. southern border “will not be subject to any vaccination requirements even when released directly into the United States (where most will remain), while roughly a hundred million U.S. citizens will be subject to unprecedented vaccination requirements,” Brnovich’s lawsuit noted. “This reflects an unmistakable — and unconstitutional — brand of favoritism in favor of illegal migrants.”

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It's official: Joe Biden has announced that his Administration will be forcing COVID vaccinations on nearly 1/3rd of American citizens, blatantly disregarding the personal objections of millions of people and moving America ever closer towards a medical dictatorship.

We cannot stand for this unprecedented overreach, and we will not submit to Biden's tyrannical public coercion efforts.

Please SIGN this urgent petition informing the President that you will NOT comply with these unconstitutional vaccine mandate orders issued by the Biden Administration, and that elected officials should act in their capacity to block these intrusive demands.

On Thursday, September 9th, Joe Biden announced the latest round of federal orders meant to further coerce large swaths of the public into getting the COVID vaccine -- many against their will.

While the legal standing of these measures is, at best, dubious, the Biden Administration appears more ready than ever to gut our individual rights and practically erase medical autonomy in our country.

This latest escalation in overreach was announced via a televised speech in which Biden outlined a new "six-point plan" that includes far more than just six avenues to achieve mass medical compliance.

Among the most egregious new federal mandates are the following:

  • A requirement that all private businesses employing more than 100 people mandate their workers get the Covid-19 vaccine or submit to weekly testing (to be implemented by way of a new Department of Labor rule)
  • A requirement that all federal employees and federal contractors get the COVID vaccine
  • A requirement that all healthcare workers in facilities that receive reimbursement from Medicare and/or Medicaid (an estimated 17 million) get the Covid-19 vaccine without an alternative testing option
  • A requirement that all Head Start teachers get the COVID vaccine
  • A federal effort to lobby states to implement vaccine mandates for all school employees, and require regular testing of all students and school staff
  • A federal effort to lobby entertainment venues to require proof of vaccination or testing in order to grant entry to the public
  • A continuation of mask mandates on all federal properties and during interstate travel (i.e. planes, trains, buses)

All in all, these new vaccine mandates, which will go into effect within the coming weeks, will affect an estimated 100 million American workers -- 2/3rds of the entire workforce!

And, according to an administration official, violations of these unconstitutional requirements could result in fines of up to $14,000.

While this is clearly a political ploy on the part of the Joe Biden and his team of power-hungry Washington insiders to shift the focus from their disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, the American public knows better: After nearly a year and a half's worth of arbitrary, ever-changing, and unconstitutional government mandates in response to the COVID outbreak, it was always a given that the Biden Administration would ramp things up even further when it behooved them.

And now, it would seem that time has officially come.

"This is not about freedom or personal choice," Biden uttered in his remarks, confirming his administration's blatant dismissal of all Americans' right(s) to accept or decline the experimental Covid-19 vaccine.

This is a stunning reversal from Biden's declaration last December that "I don’t think [the vaccine] should be mandatory, I wouldn’t demand it to be mandatory."

In fact, Biden even confirmed his intention to flout states' rights in the process, warning that "If these governors won’t help us beat the pandemic I’ll use my power as president to get them out of the way."

These are not the words of an "empathetic" leader; these are the words of an aspiring dictator. And, for the time being, the only way to stop Joe Biden's tyranny is through mass noncompliance.

As we've said from the beginning, science, basic logic, and common sense should dictate policy regarding COVID and the Delta variant.

But Joe Biden and the federal government have long abandoned those principles throughout this crisis, culminating into this disturbing yet inevitable flurry of intrusive vaccine mandates that use people's jobs, individual autonomy, and livelihood as leverage.

This assault on our individual rights, private businesses, and American workers cannot be tolerated, and the easiest way to combat these unlawful orders is to just say NO.

Please SIGN and SHARE this most important petition letting Joe Biden know that you will NOT comply with the unconstitutional medical demands being made by this administration, and that action should be taken to block any intrusive action against working Americans and private employers.

Thank you!

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“Although the precise contours of the federal vaccination mandates are not yet clear, the violation of the Equal Protection Clause is already evident and egregious,” the filing continued.

Illegal border crossings have skyrocketed under the Biden administration to levels unseen in decades, with at least 208,887 migrant encounters reported last month alone, up 317 percent from 2020. Arizona has been particularly hard hit by the crisis, prompting Republican Gov. Doug Ducey to declare a state of emergency in April.

Estimates of illegal migrants who have tested positive for coronavirus after breaching the U.S. border this year range from 20 percent to more than half.

Brnovich also noted that Biden’s chief of staff, Ronald Klain, retweeted a comment describing the forthcoming vaccine mandate for businesses as the “ultimate work-around.” Klain’s “inadvertent admission” “makes all of the administration’s actions constitutionally suspect,” Brnovich’s lawsuit argued.

“Under our Constitution, the President is not a king who can exercise this sort of unbridled power unilaterally,” the attorney general added, slamming the mandate as “one of the greatest infringements upon individual liberties, principles of federalism, and separation of powers ever attempted by any administration in the history of our Republic.”

The Biden administration’s move to impose vaccination requirements on the vast majority of the American workforce – contradicting numerous past statements – has been met with threats of legal action from nearly every Republican governor and state attorney general in the country.

The mandates have already sparked large protests, including in Idaho and California, where thousands rallied against Biden when he visited the two states earlier this week.

A recent poll from the Trafalgar Group reported that most Americans consider Biden’s vaccination rules for private businesses to violate the Constitution.

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