NCSL 2010 Legislative Summit: Wednesday, July 28
Representative Joni M. Cutler, South Dakota
Representative Rich Crandall, Arizona
Peter Spiro, Temple University, Beasley School of Law, Pennsylvania
Senator Leticia Van de Putte, Texas
Hubert Williams, Police Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Arizona's new immigration enforcement law re-ignited a dormant immigration debate in America. Going beyond previous state-federal collaboration, the new law transforms federal civil immigration violations--a misdemeanor--into state crimes to discourage illegal immigration. Hear the pros and cons of the law and the constitutional concerns and areas of potential federal preemption.