Friday, October 11, 2013

Dan Walters: New California immigration laws could increase chaos

Ya think?

“While Washington waffles on immigration, California’s forging ahead,” Brown said while signing one batch of immigration bills. “I’m not waiting.”

One might recall that when Arizona carved out an independent approach a few years ago, empowering local police, in effect, to enforce federal immigration laws, the state was widely criticized.

Immigration is a federal issue, it was said, and Arizona was wrong to substitute its enforcement judgment for that of federal officials.

Now California is doing the same thing in reverse, and may be creating untenable conflicts.

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