Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Empire Strikes Back: U.S. Sues Illinois

The Bush administration took the gloves off Monday in its fight over immigration enforcement, suing the state of Illinois for banning use of a federal system that checks whether workers are in the United States legally.  For the full story, click here.

Illinois and New York, which last week, despite the dictates of REAL ID, decided that undocumented immigrants might be eligible for driver's licenses, are two high immigration states that appear to b etaking on the federal government's new emphasis on enforcement measures.  On the other hand, local governments have been calling for more federal enforcement of the immigration laws.


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