Baby-splitting on Arizona anti-illegal immigration law

This is going to be a big week for rulings from the United States Supreme Court. Some say it’s the biggest week in a generation.

The first hot-issue ruling came out this morning and it was a partial loss for the Obama Administration. The state of Arizona passed a law that gave state law enforcement direction to enforce illegal immigration laws. Arizona, as a border state, grew tired of a federal government that refused to obey the federal laws on the books.

The Supreme court struck down these Arizona provisions according to the Associated Press: "requiring all immigrants to obtain or carry immigration registration papers, making it a state criminal offense for an illegal immigrant to seek work or hold a job and allowing police to arrest suspected illegal immigrants without warrants."

But the court upheld the key provision of the Arizona law that required law enforcement to "check the immigration status of someone they suspect is not in the United States legally."

You can read the story here.

It’s a baby-splitting decision, for sure. But it upholds the key principle, which is a state has a right to uphold the laws of the nation. You’d think the current administration would be interested in doing the same. But you’d be wrong.

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