A State-By-State Solution For Immigration Reform

By Leon Fresco, Holland & Knight LLP (April 19, 2017, 12:49 PM EDT) -- As we speak, a robust debate is occurring in the federal courts, city councils and state legislatures around the country involving sanctuary cities and the proper role of state and local governments with regard to immigration enforcement.

Some states and cities want robust immigration enforcement laws that provide them with authority to augment the federal government's efforts to remove unlawfully present individuals. Other states and cities strive for the opposite outcome, and seek lawful authority to protect the undocumented individuals in their jurisdictions from removal.

And while it might seem that the new regional polarization over immigration and sanctuary cities may...

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