A Practical Question About the AZ Law

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    Some of the judicial inquiry before the Supreme Court yesterday focused on the question of what happens once a State stops and detains someone under the "papers, please" provisions of the AZ law. Since, ostensibly, the law is supposed to effectuate Federal Law, what obligation does the Federal Government have to respond to the State and deal with the people in custody?

    I don't think a State can compel the Feds to do anything.... which gives rise to teh question,

    ok... you have the law... then what? :dunno:

    I truly don't know the answer to this. I don't think Justice Breyer had an answer for it either. But it's the right question to ask
     
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/26/u...aw-justices-are-again-in-political-storm.html
     
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    Thanks for that, Valerie. I appreciate the synthesis of the argument. :)

    My question though may be more practical than legalistic. I want to know, in terms of cost, in terms of response requirements, what the US Govt is supposed to do every time AZ picks up an allegegd illegal?

    AZ can't have deporation hearings.

    AZ can't deport.

    So then what?
     
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    Don't you think it's the duty of the Federal authorities to enforce Federal law and thus to deport illegal alliens?
     
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    I don't think it's the place of any state to tell the Federal Government what to do.

    The Constitution agrees.

    I'll direct your attention to the supremacy clause.
     
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    I dunno...you mean President Obama doesn't have a proper solution...??? :dunno:



    Immigration
     
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    Sorry, I'm not interested in hack pieces from Rev Moon's wacko world.

    I'm interested in the opinion of thinking people.
     
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    That isn't my question. My question is a logistical and practical one.
     
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    Where in the Arizona law does the State of Arizona tell the Federal authorities what to do. The only thing the law does is facilitate the enforcement of Federal law. How is that against the supremacy clause?

    I also notice you didn't answer my question.
     

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