Patt Morrison for June 21, 2010

Obama administration to sue Arizona over anti-immigration law

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Obama administration to sue Arizona over anti-immigration law

Secretary of state Hilary Clinton let it slip a few weeks ago that the federal government plans to take Arizona to court over the constitutionality of its anti-illegal immigrant law. How far is the Obama administration willing to wade into the issue? Obama also pledged set a date to meet with Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to hash out the logistics of sending 1,200 additional National Guard troops to the Arizona-U.S. border, after being criticized for not taking faster action after his meeting with Brewer two weeks ago. The law, which would require police investigating another incident or crime to check the immigration status of people they reasonably suspect are in the country illegally, is set to go into effect in about a month. Where does immigration reform legislation stand and what can we expect to see in the next month?


Kathleen Kim, Professor of Law at Loyola Law School Los Angeles

Tamar Jacoby, president of Immigration Works USA, a national federation of small-business owners advocating immigration reform. She wrote an op-ed in today’s LA Times

Angelo Paparelli, immigration attorney at Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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