Should Border States Have Leeway in Writing Immigration Law?

By Kinga Janik

Jul 28, 2010 11:51pm

Time now for tonight's closing argument. An Arizona federal court today blocked the most controversial sections of the state's new immigration law, including requiring law enforcement officers to check immigration status while enforcing other laws. The court, in effect, said it's Congress' job — not the states' — to make immigration policy. So tonight we ask you: should states like Arizona, on the front lines of the country's immigration fight, have more leeway to police themselves? And if not, why not?

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