This bill that they're trying to pass in Arizona has many people on both sides of the issue, but I'm not here to talk about one side of the issue or the other.
My arguement is simply this...the Constitution is written to give the control of immigration to the FEDERAL government, not the STATES. Despite how you feel about this bill, or its legality, it is simply unconstitutional. The states have absolutely no right to regulate immigration.
Go ahead Arizona, arrest people you believe are illegal, then when you turn them over to INS, they'll be realeased and possibly compensated finacially by your state for wrongful arrest. That way you'll cost more money on these arrests then you'll save by attempting to deport these people.
I know many people believe in states rights over a strong central government, but we can't change the constitution this radically and expect there to be no reprecussions.