Dec 14, 2011

Immigration Crackdown: Stopping the Free-for-All in Immigration Laws

New York Times editorial on the Supreme Court deciding to review the Arizona immigration law. "The Supreme Court’s decision to review a federal court ruling blocking parts of Arizona’s notorious immigration law is troubling. It is arguably premature to take this case because there is no split among the federal appellate courts over states’ powers to enact such laws.

The court should use this opportunity to clarify the need for uniform laws in this area of vital national interest and stop the march of states taking immigration policy into their own hands. ... While mass deportation may be a rallying cry for many state officials, it is not, thankfully, federal policy. The Supreme Court should end the state-created chaos in immigration laws" read more

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