Illegal Immigration: Beyond the Border Early 2010 has seen much debate and discussion regarding the security of our border with Mexico. But with all this focus on the border, lawmakers have their backs turned to a much larger, and potentially more dangerous threat: internal immigration enforcement. While the federal government has been debating immigration reform, states have been taking matters into their own hands--despite the apparent trespass into the federal government’s exclusive jurisdiction over immigration matters. Sending a message that the illegal immigration is a problem beyond just the U.S.-Mexico border, in April, 2010, Arizona passed a bill making it a state crime to be in the country illegally. The measure also authorizes...The end:
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