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Controversial Arizona immigration law heading to the US Supreme Court this week the High Court takes -- on.
And -- Kelly vice president for immigration policy now because -- the center for.
American process progress good morning to both of you boy the implication morning -- huge year and my tea.
What what do you think the court will do again.
I think the court's gonna follow what it did in the Arizona immigration case last year.
And hold in fact that Arizona was not only within its rights but was correct.
In applying immigration law consistent with federal policy but enforcement.
The state level the state has an affirmative obligation.
To protect its citizens the Supreme Court the United States recognize that the -- case and I think they're gonna do the same thing this year and the rock and roll -- -- -- -- -- -- a fight -- we have been -- 53.
A year ago Elena Kagan recused yourself.
-- -- do you agree with that assessment.
I don't it's a different case and I think the court will follow it up virtually all the lower courts had done which is to strike down they show me your papers please laws.
I think the court will see that having a patchwork of fifty different immigration laws does minister of the national interest.
He can't tell somebody's carrying a -- immigration papers anyway you can tell I pay my taxes last week.
And I think the court's gonna recognize -- it's not good policy to have Arizona having one set allies Illinois a different -- -- laws.
Doesn't make for good coherent -- how.
Do you argue against yeah it's.
It it isn't a break here but what Arizona as arguing -- -- is that the government Washington has not acted therefore they have no choice but to act.
What that that's right but there's another important point and and I think Andy's got some analysis -- is completely inaccurate.
The states have a valid role to play back the federal law that's in place that importantly you're right -- not being enforced properly.
Obvious that federal government says its lack of manpower.
But the reality is that federal law has -- a requirement that state law enforcement officers.
Contact federal officials.
When there is a question on immigration status so it's not as if the state government has no role to play in this argument that we just allow the federal government to make the decision.
Thought ignores the reality that the state of Arizona is under see each.
On its borders between the drug words that are going are with the with the games.
Coming across its -- -- illegal immigration policy are half a mile -- spoken and exhibited worst of the state let me get a handle -- -- -- -- yeah.
Yeah right now is inexcusable because -- arguing that the -- clear already.
Well here's a -- yet here's what we do know is that the federal government says to the states.
We can enter into an agreement about what kind of immigration -- you can enforce but the federal law has never said that you can stop anyone in disaster for papers that -- federal law has never said.
That you can how warrantless searches this goes in arrests disposed of will be beyond what the federal law has said and let's just get down to what what the reality this kind of do reality is that he was here at.
You can't have.
Fifty different immigration laws you can't tell there's nothing if you're -- -- hot weather channel wedding they had asked.
Whether they have their papers or not.
So what's what's bill there's not as well yeah -- -- any -- -- yeah you'll ever had do you talk anti and I'm military.
Finished just so our viewers are aware these these are two of the specifications in the Arizona law.
You know that that has to be consider this on the books right now police are required to check immigration status if they suspect somebody is.
You know and not -- -- from this country in addition to that during that stop police can also -- Quite well I don't know if they're immigrants -- visions at that other courts have struck down.
Those of the provisions -- that the court has said don't pass Muster.
Why because you've given a -- awesome anyway there that might impact might they have an and it's time it.
Now I can -- so yeah there's an easier suddenly there was violence and have you been.
On the court ruled was sometime in June.
They're gonna have a health care ruling that comes out you're gonna -- immigration ruling that comes out today the politics.
Off the -- does -- these two cases will be your huge.
What's your best guess is that they will be huge because the ramifications from a policy.
Standpoint are significant but they'll let let's realize what's at stake here all this question about the officers have the right during a stop when they have suspicion.
To check -- status on immigration but don't -- -- -- due process challenge in this case this is a question of it is the federal government the preeminent and only authority to enforce immigration laws and the ninth -- -- last year that's not the case when it came.
To demand for a net sales of.
Only if they wanna be realistic -- we -- to have -- one national law on immigration policies not fifty you don't want California issuing Green -- don't anymore and anyone Arizona putting barbed wire around its borders that's where we're headed and with a country that with the demographic state Arizona -- people are not all -- you can't tell -- right has their papers to him and this is so do you does your reality is that I'm sorry -- country currently is changing.
Thank you both I appreciate the passion I think it is rare when you think it's -- attorneys -- say nothing at the same time yeah.
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