SCOTUS hears challenge to Arizona Law
Inside the fight over immigration reform
- Duration 4:20
- Date Apr 29, 2012
Inside the fight over immigration reform
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This week the Supreme Court seemed sympathetic to Arizona's immigration law.
And now -- would seems that other states may follow.
Immigration attorney Michael wilds and it Toledo a close.
Former INS undercover agent and author of the book.
Shadow catcher join us this evening thanks gentlemen for being with us as our right Michael you remember -- Arizona senate -- 170 path.
The Obama Justice Department comes -- and says we want to put a hold up that this is unconstitutional.
-- it's all racial profiling is it racial profiling.
I don't think it's racial profiling judge but it could lead to it either way it leads to -- the opening of the floodgates.
Where Arizona's gonna make a mosaic and say one -- of immigration should be this way we see Kansas Oklahoma.
We see -- -- making pro immigration.
Legislation has ended the crops picked throughout the country.
This conservative court is actually probably going to over.
It's going to -- yeah.
Kind of wanted Michael I challenge always in all of how you spend that you use the word flood -- I think in this case the floodgates are about people coming into the kind -- -- for the picture of the gentlemen scaling a gate behind my left shoulder but let's do whatever I -- these have been so gracious I can't believe it but I'm very concerned that this is really a bad precedent if the court those.
Oh well let's see the interesting thing is if Toledo that even the Justice Department after a year -- saying this is racial profiling.
And the president saying to be going for -- vice Freeman -- come -- to when asked him for his papers.
Now for -- rally the solicitor general says.
We admit it's not about racial profiling.
And you know it at this point it seems that the Supreme Court is sympathetic to Arizona's request.
To pass its own quasi immigration law do you agree with that.
I I certainly agree the one of the things that that happens here is that -- personal although the law mirrors federal immigration laws so.
You know there's already there's -- it already protocols held published that was eighty units for people that -- -- -- law enforcement officials.
But I think that there's a big concern.
That other states are going to follow exactly what their -- and.
Question but there's no question that they've already indicated that but Michael -- the fence aren't doing their job.
Ended the people of the state of Arizona are suffering the cost of education and hospitalization.
And social services for the illegals.
Don't have the right to pass a law that as as we just heard mirrors the federal law.
It doesn't it's how public it the gentleman his argument -- supplemental to the federal laws.
But the truth is it's preempted from the federal laws you cannot have one state do this because it's going to create an environment.
For other states when do other things and also the wonderful men and women of law enforcement already taxed.
God bless them for trying and -- world's only really problem well -- -- -- we know what happens judge what happens is very -- They do not have the capability and forensics in the field in order to do the NL -- Even the Supreme Court said should -- -- to the Justice Department.
What is the problem with Arizona and that believe I will I will -- this question do you look on the Arizona simply calls the feds and says we have an illegal.
What what is there something illegal about that.
And that there's nothing wrong or some blurted out there in Carolina and there are there are already protocols in place.
Between the federal government and and local law enforcement officials to.
When an when an individual is taken into custody for criminal offense in there and they're charged an eight image is determined that they are not lawfully in the country.
Ice is notified and the containers placed on that individual but sir and I'm in order to remove these individuals.
Well -- might not that might not be going to remove this individuals but there is a protocol where the individuals are taken into custody now the problem that we have with -- Arizona is that.
-- of Arizona doesn't provide the training for the officers nor nor the facilities to.
Detain anybody -- -- -- illegal in the country I can assure you that.
The federal agencies are not wanting crews or personnel to be able to respond as a probably on document -- -- -- I probably can't wrap up that one very -- don't have enough planes airplanes and hiccups to remove these individual we have enough money to to pay for them to let urine we're both -- -- -- I don't know -- it it it and I think the Supreme Court when they make this decision and it's gonna have a tremendous impact.
Are and other states are gonna -- -- many events stay with us gentlemen now if and.