Supreme Court Puts Immigration Reform Squarely on Congress' Shoulders

Experts say Congress is unlikely to act on immigration reform before 2012 election.

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"[Monday's] ruling essentially puts an end to immigration enforcement, since the states no longer can step in and fill the void created by the Obama administration. This is especially bad news for border states since they have to deal with border violence, drug trafficking and illegal immigration," Smith said.

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