Immigration Law

NCSL 2010 Legislative Summit: Wednesday, July 28

  NCSL Bookstore

Time: 01:31:43

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.