Friday, August 5, 2011

Obama Administration Brings Immigration Legal Fight to Alabama | Swampland

Obama Administration Brings Immigration Legal Fight to Alabama | Swampland

One of the most remarkable things to come out of Washington this week had nothing to do with debt. It was about immigration. The Obama Administration on Monday filed a legal challenge to Alabama’s new immigration law, further animating the longstanding tension between federal supremacy and states’ rights. But it is especially noteworthy, given that Alabama is among the states, many of them Southern, that in recent months have enacted some of the nation’s most restrictive immigration policies.

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