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    Arizona’s law today if it wanted (immigration law is federal jurisdiction). The problem is, the federal government knocking down Arizona’s new law would give Arizona (and other states) the green light to sue the federal government for not fulfilling its constitutional obligation of border security. Every state (i.e. the lower 48) would get into that action (because the states are in financial crisis). 48 states suing the federal government for the costs of illegal immigration (and amnesty) over the last 3 or 4 decades would be amount to a pretty big lawsuit.
    We might as well get used to the idea of states enforcing immigration law because the corporate-controlled federal government is not going to enforce immigration law (for obvious reasons) nor will it rock the boat by knocking down Arizona-type laws, due to its potential monetary liability if states retaliate with lawsuits.

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