State and local immigration laws hindering a real fix

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The Director of the Immigrants’ Rights Projects of the American Civil Liberties Union said that cities and states in trying to work out their own solutions to illegal immigration are not making constructive changes and are slowing efforts in fixing what is a federal problem.

I agree. State and local immigration laws do not advance the cause of repairing our immigration system. Instead, these laws come down to being self promotion vehicles for the lawmakers who who borrow them from East Coast special interest groups and force them not just on the citizenry but on the taxpayers pocketbooks. And, if the state and local governments keep trying to fulfill a federal function, then the feds will only keep running from their responsibilities.

And, on a lot of things, I do not agree with the ACLU. On this one, they got it right.