IDK how many of you recall; but I was asking the other week; why AZ had to make a duplicate law; why they didn't have the authority to enforce Federal Law; since Federal Law supersedes State Laws....
Well looky looky at what I just stumbled across today!!
The document, written in 2002 by the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel, concluded that state police officers have "inherent power" to arrest undocumented immigrants for violating federal law. It was issued by Jay S. Bybee, who also helped write controversial memos from the same era that sanctioned harsh interrogation of terrorism suspects.
The 2002 opinion, known as the "inherent authority" memo, reversed a 1996 Office of Legal Counsel opinion from the Clinton administration. "This Office's 1996 advice that federal law precludes state police from arresting aliens on the basis of civil deportability was mistaken," says the 2002 memo ...
Answer by beachmamaof2 at 2:04 PM on May. 19, 2010
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Answer by mancosmomma at 2:31 PM on May. 19, 2010
Answer by beachmamaof2 at 10:01 PM on May. 19, 2010
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