States Look at Immigration Reform
This week President Obama said he's still hopeful an immigration overhaul bill will be able to pass soon. But some states are adopting alternatives, most prominently Arizona and Utah. Arizona’s law took a tough stance by requiring police officers to question anyone they suspect as an illegal. Utah passed a hybrid package that tightens enforcement and allows for guest workers. Supporters say it offers an alternative to the costly political polarization Arizona faced. Some legal experts are questioning if these laws are constitutional, including whether they intrude on areas reserved for the federal government. Diane and her guests discuss immigration reform on the state level.
Attorney General of Utah
national immigration correspondent for The New York Times.
president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform
founder and executive director of America's Voice, former executive director of the National Immigration Forum.