Thursday, July 08, 2010
No State Can Add or Take Away
The federal government is asserting in court that Arizona has overstepped its authority by the passage of state law to make an immigration violation a crime.
According to the federal policy, "..."no state can add or take away" from the (immigration) policy set in Washington, with the current focus "...to target "dangerous aliens" such as violent criminals, fugitives and gang members, rather than to arrest and deport the millions of illegal immigrants living in this country."
Which would imply, the federal laws are the laws of the land.
If that's an accurate statement, then when it comes to federal SORNA policy, why is substantial compliance achieved by states employing a different system of registration and public notification, as long as registerable offenses carry the same or greater sex offender registration and notification guidelines as SORNA?
Apples and oranges or just nonsensical?