Thursday, April 26, 2012

Arizona versus Obama

U.S. Supreme Court considers whether state or federal government have authority over immigration law
Maria Uribe of Arizona prays the rosary outside the Supreme Court building in Washington April 25 as the court prepared to hear arguments in a case challenging Arizona's tough immigration law. Nancy Phelan Wiechec / CNS
The B.C. Catholic has a story from Patricia Zapor of Catholic News Service, about a legal battle between the U.S. Federal Government and the state of Arizona over immigration:
Arizona's attempt to manage its population of undocumented immigrants by stepping into enforcement of federal laws led the Supreme Court April 25 to try to parse where the lines lie between state and federal authority.

During oral arguments in the case Arizona v. United States, questions from the justices focused largely on sections of the 2010 law that require law enforcement officers to investigate the immigration status of anyone they stop for any reason if the officer suspects the person might not be in the country legally.
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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