States' Immigration Efforts Largely Fizzle Staff
Posted: May 24, 2011 4:16 PM
States' Immigration Efforts Largely Fizzle
MIAMI — Nearly every state in the union tried to tackle immigration on its own this year in the absence of any congressional movement on the matter, and more than half considered Arizona-style enforcement measures, up from six in 2010.

But an Associated Press review found that in legislature after legislature, nearly all the most punitive measures failed.

What had passed as of Monday mostly reinforced current federal law, though a small number of states passed legislation that was helpful to illegal immigrants.

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