A bill introduced In Illinois last week would ban the state from using resources to help enforce some federal immigration programs, effectively nullifying their implementation within the state. Senate Bill 22 (SB22), introduced by State Sen. John Cullerton as the Illinois TRUST Act, bars law enforcement officers from participating in a federal immigration policy that asks…Details
COLUMBIA S.C., Dec. 12, 2014 – Two South Carolina bills up for consideration in 2015 take a strike against federal immigration policies set by President Obama via executive order.Details
A new bill in the Texas state Legislature seeking to bill the feds for the cost of illegal immigration aptly demonstrates why the states should follow both the federal Constitution and their own state Constitution, rather than politicians thousands of miles away who violate it.Details
Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution states that “The Congress shall have the power… to establish a uniform Rule of Naturalization.” It does not give exclusive control over migration to the National Government. It is only entrusted with establishing a uniform rule of naturalization.Details
California has successfully demonstrated how state action can thwart federal goals by simply refusing to cooperate.
The federal government wants states to help enforce its immigration laws. Californians believe those laws often violate basic human rights and civil liberties, and the state decided to act – or more accurately stated – refuse to act. The TRUST Act denies ICE the help it desires in detaining suspected undocumented immigrants and it has proven quite effective.Details