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On the radio this morning



I'll be discussing the Obama administration's suit against Arizona this morning on several radio stations.

WREC Memphis, TN 0710AM ET
WCHV Charlottesville, VA 0720AM ET
WHAS Louisville, KY 0740AM ET
WOC Davenport, IA 0750AM ET
WRVA Richmond, VA 0807AM ET
WTVN Columbus, OH 0815AM ET
WNYM New York, NY 0825AM ET
WILM Wilmington, DE 0835AM ET

Arizona's motion to dismiss gives a nice overview of the statute and the emptiness of the federal claims. The preemption claim looks increasingly laughable: 8 U.S.C. § 1357(g)(10) authorizes local authorities to make immigration arrests; 8 U.S.C. § 1373(a) mandates that the federal government provide to state and local authorities, upon request, the "immigration status, lawful or unlawful, of any individual"; the bill's penalties are parallel with those in federal law.

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Isaac Gorodetski
Project Manager,
Center for Legal Policy at the
Manhattan Institute
igorodetski@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Press Officer,
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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