Tuesday, January 23, 2018

California immigrant worker law is a golden opportunity for Jeff Sessions

By The Hill
, Jan. 22, 2018

In 2012, California politicians and activists rallied across the country to call upon the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down an Arizona law enforcing federal immigration laws. They argued that such a measure is clearly preempted by federal law, which should solely dictate immigration policy. The Supreme Court in Arizona v. United States ultimately struck down parts of the law at the behest of the Obama administration.

Now, just six years later, it is California that has passed a law obstructing federal enforcement. Advocates are now insisting that California’s Immigrant Worker Protection Act must stand despite ordering businesses not to cooperate with federal enforcement. To prevail, the Supreme Court would have to issue a seemingly conflicted ruling that, while Arizona’s law assisting in immigration enforcement was unconstitutional, it is perfectly constitutional for California to pass a law inhibiting such enforcement.

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