NumbersUSA is pleased that the Supreme Court has upheld states' inherent authority to assist the Federal government in enforcing immigration laws.
The most important state immigration-enforcement tool -- mandatory E-Verify to keep illegal aliens from obtaining jobs -- was upheld by the court a year ago.
Under the Court rulings, all states have room to aggressively pursue attrition-through-enforcement measures even if the President of the United States chooses to ignore or violate congressionally passed immigration laws.
We are particularly heartened by Justice Scalia's opinion that specifically questions the Obama Administration's unilateral decision not to enforce the law against 1.4 million illegal aliens under the age of 30.
ROY BECK is Founder & CEO of NumbersUSA
Updated: Mon, Jun 25th 2012 @ 12:30pm EDT