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Arizona Can't Do It; Washington Won't

tenthamendmentnetwork Wrote: Jun 26, 2012 9:47 PM
I’m trying to understand how the federal government claims — and the Supreme Court upholds — the right to block Arizona from trying to survive. The right of survival is paramount in all things (so long as you don’t kill someone/something else to make it happen, of course). If the federal government claims all power over immigration, then refuses to use such powers, then refuses to allow Arizona to step in and do what IT needs to do, then Arizona has, in essence, been sentenced to death. More analysis here: http://www.tenthamendment.net/home/story.asp?postid=14&story=arizona-immigration-law
President Barack Obama hailed the Supreme Court's 5-3 decision Monday that struck down most of Arizona's 2010 immigration law. In a statement released by the White House, however, the president said that he remains "concerned about the practical impact of the remaining provision of the Arizona law that requires local law enforcement officials to check the immigration status of anyone they even suspect to be here illegally."

All eight voting members of the Supreme Court upheld this provision, which requires that Arizona cops try to determine the immigration status of individuals who have been stopped for reasons not involving immigration.

Even though federal...