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2007

University of the District of Columbia School of Law

Immigration Policy

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Local Illegal Immigration Relief Act Ordinances: A Legal, Policy, And Litigation Analysis, Kristina M. Campbell Jan 2007

Local Illegal Immigration Relief Act Ordinances: A Legal, Policy, And Litigation Analysis, Kristina M. Campbell

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Obtaining comprehensive immigration reform is one of the most important legal issues facing the Latino community today. For the nation, virtually every family, business, and community is touched by immigration. In 2006, when millions marched for comprehensive immigration reform, prospects for federal action increased. During the summer of 2006, as the U.S. House failed to move forward to complete legislative action, frustrations by anti-immigrant activists led to a small number of cities and towns attempting to enact restrictions and prohibitions against illegal immigrants at the local level. These measures violate the Constitution, and pit neighbor against neighbor. Immigration policy must …