Stakeholders Examine State Immigration Laws, Offer Solutions
The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) brought together legislators, law enforcement officers and activists to discuss solutions to immigration problems.
The first panel looked at the effect of laws enacted by state governments to address illegal immigration. The panel also reviewed Arizona's SB1070, Alabama's HB56 and Georgia's HB87. Panelists, including religious leaders and immigration policy scholars discussed how these laws impact the U.S. economy as the Supreme Court reviews the constitutionality of the Arizona immigration law.
The second panel examined solutions from the point of view of police officers, religious leaders and business owners who live near the nation's borders. Panelists examined solutions to nation’s immigration problems and Phoenix Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery made remarks.
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