By Mary Chamberlain | Sunday, August 27th, 2006 at 3:08 pm
Please note this article of today, August 27, 2006 from Minot South Dakota’s newspaper regarding a meeting of the National Conference of State Legislature’s Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. It is most revealing on how states passing laws on illegal immigration could be blocked by Feds because of a law enacted in 1976.
Immigration â€” if feds canâ€™t fix the problem, let the states handle it
Government â€” at least at the federal level â€” has established itself firmly as part of the problem, not the solution, concerning immigration reform. State leaders from throughout the nation learned last week that not only is the federal government refusing to act on the problem â€” but it also will block states from doing so.
During the annual meeting of the National Conference of State Legislatures, held in Nashville, Tenn., immigration reform was discussed. Throughout the country, states are passing their own laws intended to crack down on illegal immigrants.
But NCSL analyst Ann Morse told those in Nashville that their work may be for nothing. A federal law, enacted in 1986, prohibits states from imposing penalties against illegal immigrants that are more strict than those prescribed in federal law, she explained.
â€œThe federal government decided it was too complicated for the states to enact their own competing laws on this,â€ Morse added….
From The Minot Daily News.
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