Skip to main content

View Diary: What can kill immigration reform? The pathway to nowhere (56 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Probably Unconstitutional (0+ / 0-)

    Given the Federal Government has sole responsibility for both border security AND immigration, any ceding of either task to state and/or local actors would likely fail Constitutional tests.  Further, if that task cost money, and it always does, the Feds would wither have to pay or the states could refuse to participate.  I would be interested to see what the bill will say if states refuse.  If I were evil (read Republican) and writing the bill I would make it so LACK of input from the states stops reform.

    It is well that war is so terrible -- lest we should grow too fond of it. Robert E. Lee

    by ksuwildkat on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 12:14:40 PM PST

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site