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    Is federalism the answer, or should the federal government have control over the state law enforcement operations? Consider the Arizona lawsuit against the federal government regarding the law enforcement activities surrounding people in this country illegally. Provide evidence to support your opinion.

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    Time magazine reported an article in 2012 written by Alfonso Serrano which stated, Arizona law enforcement was given the authority to ask for papers from anyone stopped for a violation (Serrano, 2012). Although this law would help decrease the amount of illegal immigrants in Arizona, an increase in tension between the citizens would occur. Serrano (2012) reported, "Critics of the provision had argued that it would lead to systematic ...

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    Federalism and Arizona's immigration law are examined