Arizona Immigration Law Supersedes Federal Law
The governor of Arizona is challenging President Obama's new immigration policy allowing those under 30, but educated in the US. These are about 70% from Mexico and their parents brought them across illegally at a young age but attended US schools and graduated from US high schools. The only difference is they were born in Mexico. Obama's policy is to allow them to get a two waiver to continue to go to school, work etc. It does not grant any rights or privileges, per se.
Arizona's governor has rebuked Federal law and has stated that in Arizona, there is NO such policy. Those who do meet the qualifications under the policy, will have to get the application and waiver, if approved, in another state. In other words, Arizona is making Federal law for its own State. Immigration is a Federal issue, although Arizona thinks otherwise. There is no question this challenge will end up in court. In the meantime, US Immigration in Arizona is at a quandary what to do. How can Arizona enforce its edict not to allow the policy to occur in offices of US Immigration? Will local police enter Federal buildings to prevent applications or block their entrances?
This time, I think Arizona's governor is wrong. Obama's policy is the right thing to do for those who have been here all of their lives, gone to US schools, speak fluent English, and are American except for the fact of where they were born.