Supreme Court Immigration Ruling – Confusion For Arizona
Yesterday the US Supreme Court struck down much of the Arizona immigration law but upheld a provision that required police officers to check the immigration status of those they suspect of being in the country illegally. Michael Jones-Correa joined 'Mornings With Ken & Bernie' today to discuss the Supreme Court ruling. Jones-Correa is a professor of government at Cornell University and author of several books on immigration including 'Latino Lives in America: Making it Home'.
According to Jones-Correa,
"The Court upheld the federal rule on immigration and basically said the Federal Government has the final say in deciding how to deal with immigrants in the country and upheld the portion of the law that sort of stays in the bounds of federal law and that was the portion that required police in Arizona to ask people for their ID if they suspect they might be illegal immigrants."
Listen to the interview: