Politic365 recently spoke with Evelyn Cruz, a professor of immigration law at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, about last week’s Supreme Court oral arguments on SB 1070. Professor Cruz also has practiced law as an immigration attorney and offered some perspective about how the court might rule and what might happen if there is a split decision.
Worth noting is that last week’s actions were a primary constitutional challenge on the federal preemption grounds, meaning that the argument that federal law trumps the state law on immigration matters. Cruz explains that this initial challenge of the law is not the same as an applied challenge where issues of racial profiling and the Fourth Amendment (search and seizures) would come into play.
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