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October 25, 2012

This was primarily a position that the state shouldn’t assume the role of dictating to communities whether or not their local law enforcement should check the immigration status of those detained by police.

There is much I could say about this issue, but for now I’ll just say that the decision is best left in the hands of the community, rather than the state.

One of the comments made was “Local law enforcement officials don’t have the expertise to enforce immigration laws. This is a federal issue.” What a crock of crap! They have the expertise to determine whether a driver has a driver’s license, but not a green card? I’m sometimes astonished by the things people say when they just don’t want to deal with it.

One of the best justifications against a state mandate is that it would be an “unfunded mandate”. If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you’re likely aware that I’m vehemently opposed to these stunning abuses of power. This is yet another application of the same principle. If the state were to mandate this, then they should also allocate the dollars.

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