June 25, 2012

Arizona Immigration Law Partially Survives Supreme Court

This morning the high court struck down several parts of the immigration law, which promises to further bolster President Obama's pull with the Latino vote. However, the court said that police can continue to ask the legal status of expected illegal aliens and can report them to federal officials, but can not impose its own penalties against illegal immigrants. Politico explores the ruling's implications on President Obama’s reelection:
“The Supreme Court’s ruling comes just over a week after Obama announced a major change in immigration policy, pledging not to deport most young people who came to the U.S. illegally as children. The move — a unilateral, executive-action version of the DREAM Act languishing in Congress … could deliver a significant political dividend to Obama from Latino voters in November.”