Local Government Regulation of Immigration

Terrence S. Welch

Few issues in the United States are as contentious as illegal immigration. With immigration reform stalled in Congress, many state and local governments have attempted to fill the void, with results that are or may be either legally questionable or plainly unconstitutional. While immigration attorneys can assist individuals in understanding the “nuts and bolts” of immigration law, this article will focus on immigration law issues and the ability (or perhaps inability) of a city to address them.

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