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The Ways That Arizona Still Won

I am firmly in the camp that says state sovereignty lost far more, and the Obamite nationalists won far more, in Monday’s Arizona immigration decision than a lot of initial commentary suggested. That said, it is very important that states understand they still enjoy considerable authority in the area of immigration. Hans von Spakovsky does a brilliant job explaining it this morning. 

[I]n reality, most provisions of the law were upheld by the federal district court in Arizona that issued the initial injunction against the four provisions at issue before the Supreme Court.[2] The remaining provisions will allow Arizona—and, by extension, other states—to assert some control over immigration within their borders…. 

[ALSO:] The Obama Administration also did not challenge amendments in S.B. 1070 to a prior Arizona law that forces employers in the state to use the federal E-Verify system to confirm the eligibility of all employees and imposes a series of penalties on employers who knowingly or intentionally employ “unauthorized aliens.” This includes suspension of the employers’ business licenses, which is a death sentence for businesses. This Arizona statute was upheld by the Supreme Court in 2011 in Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting[4] and provides a much more powerful weapon in stopping employment of illegal aliens than the minor misdemeanor charge thrown out by the Court.

The whole column is well worth a read.

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