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Greene on AZ immigration law


Kellie Greene, a candidate in tomorrow's primary for Congress, weighed in today on the Supreme Court's ruling on the immigration law passed in the state she lived in for seven years.
"Today's ruling is a victory for State's rights and the State of Arizona in that the US Supreme Court finally admitting the federal government's negligence in enforcing immigration law," Ms. Greene said in a news release. "Hopefully this ruling will force this administration to finally take seriously its job in enforcing border-national security."
If you're looking for an expert on immigration policy who can understand the inscrutable SCOTUS ruling, you've come to the wrong place. But I offer you a few links to news stories that report that most of the Arizona immigration crackdown was actually struck down, except for the provision that allows Arizona police to check the citizenship status of someone whom they suspect might be illegal.
Here's Politico's take.
And the Washington Post.
And the New York Times.
So get reading, people!
Finally, Ms. Greene brought the issue back locally, saying in the news release: "Finally, any candidate running for a federal position in this district must acknowledge the seriousness of the drug trafficking that occurs across the northern border of upstate New York. One of my priorities in Congress will be to push for strong enforcement including the use of technology and human resources to stop this illegal and dangerous activity."
This could be interpreted as a swipe at Matt Doheny, her Republican opponent tomorrow who suggested to me that the cameras going up in the north country were cause for concern.

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