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    Regular Member Freedom1Man's Avatar
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    If states cannot enforce federal immigration laws......

    http://immigrationimpact.com/2012/08...ation-in-2012/
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    Court ruling in the SB 1070 case that local officers cannot unilaterally enforce federal immigration laws. Some states will likely continue to pursue punitive, enforcement only measures in their statehouses to score political points. However, the good news from this NCSL report is, more and more states are putting the brakes on immigration enforcement at the local level and thinking through what a state’s role is in federal immigration enforcement.[/quote]

    Court ruling in the SB 1070 case that local officers cannot unilaterally enforce federal immigration laws.

    If this is correct, then how can a state enforce any federal _______________ laws. Fill in the blank; drug, gun, hunting, tax, road, drinking, and so on....

    While I believe that states have the authority to repel invasion(s) without any input from congress the ruling was interesting.

    If the states cannot enforce federal laws then that means they cannot enforce federal laws. Plain and simple.
    Provision for free medical attendance and nursing, for clothing, for food, for housing, for the education of children, and a hundred other matters, might with equal propriety be proposed as tending to relieve the employee of mental strain and worry. --- These matters obviously lie outside the orbit of congressional power. (Railroad Retirement Board v Alton Railroad)

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    I used this same argument with a "friend" who tried to argue the supremacy clause makes it ok for the feds to ban assault weapons. I said by that same token no state can enforce those bans. LOL.

    Now technically that was all decided on the executive branch not wishing to enforce said laws but he doesn't know that.
    "Public opinion and votes have nothing to do with this. The challenge of the Court is not what they're going to do with votes. The challenge-- of the Court is are they going to protect people's rights." - Al Sharpton


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