According to the Associated Press: “State lawmakers around the country are proposing hundreds of bills this year aimed at curbing illegal immigration, but experts say the cost and public opposition will keep many from becoming law.”
Immigration is a federal issue that needs to be resolved by the Federal government. We are the United States and if each State were to enact its own immigration laws, we will end up being a schitzophrenic nation when it comes to our immigration policies. Some states welcoming the undocumented, some remaining neutral, and others repelling the undocumented with strict anti-immigrant measures.
The immigration problems we face need to be resolved in a comprehensive manner by the Federal government. Not piece-meal by individual states. Congress will hopefully address the issue in 2009 and finally pass a version of Comprehensive Immigration Reform that will revamp our immigration system in a manner that is practical and in the best interest of this country.