A federal judge this week blocked key parts of Arizona’s controversial immigration law. State officials plan to appeal the decision. Its defenders say the law has been distorted and protects U.S. borders. Critics say that the U.S. government must control immigration policy.
Edited by Robert Schlesinger
Republican House member from Arizona and a member of the House Judiciary Committee
Opposition to Arizona's new immigration law—including, most notably, the Obama administration's shameful decision to sue Arizona—is grounded, at best, in ignorance of the bill and, at worst, in intentional misrepresentations of the law. Unfortunately, I believe the latter describes the administration...
Democratic House member from Illinois and chair of the Hispanic Caucus’s immigration task force
Many see Arizona's immigration law as a sign that voters want a no-holds-barred crackdown on illegal immigrants. But while much has been made of the law's popularity in the polls, that same polling shows that those who support the Arizona law also support a comprehensive federal immigration solution. Across the nation...
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