04/24/2012

SCOTUS to look at Ariz. immigration law

Arguments will focus on whether states can adopt own measures to deal with an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants

By Mark Sherman
Abilene Reporter-News

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will referee another major clash between the Obama administration and the states, this one over Arizona's crackdown on undocumented immigrants. The case could add fuel to the partisan split over tough state immigration laws backed by Republicans but challenged by the administration.

Like last month's arguments over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, the immigration case is expected to be decided at the end of June.

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