Arizona Immigration Law Possibly Violates the Fourth, Fourteenth Amendments: Cornell Expert

Article ID: 563880

Released: 26-Apr-2010 3:45 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: Cornell University

Newswise — Immigration law expert Stephen Yale-Loehr, co-author of a 20-volume treatise on immigration law, and Cornell University Law School adjunct professor, comments on the controversial new Arizona immigration-enforcement law.

He says:

“The controversial new Arizona immigration-enforcement law raises several important legal issues and will certainly be challenged in court. The U.S. Constitution makes it clear that the federal government alone has the responsibility to enact and enforce immigration laws.

“In addition, the law might lead to racial profiling and possible violations of the Fourth Amendment, which guarantees the right against unreasonable searches and seizures, and the Fourteenth Amendment, which guarantees equal protection under the law.”


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