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State involvement in immigration, regulatory negotiation and the advantages of interstate compacts

Is state involvement in immigration issues really necessary or will it only complicate current federal policy?
Is regulatory negotiation an abdication of government responsibility to the regulated?
What are the advantages of using interstate compacts to regulate issues like the Great Lakes?

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Is state involvement in immigration issues really necessary or will it only complicate current federal policy?

In my opinion this will only complicate the current federal policy. First of all we should keep in mind that many local police agencies depend on the cooperation of immigrants. These immigrants can be legal or illegal. If they feel that they will be subject to immigration, investigation or possible deportation, most of them with the critical information would not come forward. Lack of coordination between the overlapping authorities increase the chance of conflictions. Besides interfering with the federal government's authority over immigration violates the prohibition on unreasonable search and seizure under the 4th amendment.

Is regulatory negotiation an ...

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State involvement in immigration, regulatory negotiation and the advantages of using interstate compacts are discussed.

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