Immigration Legislation Booms in State Capitals

The Washington Post

September 11, 2013


The number of new laws has spiked after a year in a holding pattern, as lower courts ruled on the constitutionality of Arizona’s controversial Senate Bill 1070. On June 25, the Court struck down three provisions of the bill. But if there’s any consensus among the states, it’s a desire for federal guidance. State legislators passed 25 resolutions specifically asking the federal government to respond to aspects of national immigration policy. Eight states passed resolutions calling for comprehensive immigration reform. The only thing legislatures in different states can agree on, it turns out, is that federal action will help them do their jobs better.
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