Safe Neighborhoods Act

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According to Lee and Dong (2012), in April 2010, the Arizona State Legislature enacted the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (“S.B. 1070”), which establishes or amends state immigration offenses and defines local police officers’ immigration law enforcement authority where Section 1 of S.B. 1070 states that the Arizona legislature’s goal in enacting this statute was to deter illegal immigrants from entering the country and from engaging in economic activity (Retrieved from Although the State of Arizona is frustrated with the problem with illegal aliens, it cannot take the matter over their own hands without going through the United States Supreme Court Decision to make it equal for all states not just one. …show more content…

United States state that the Supremacy Clause gives Congress the power to preempt state law, a statute that may contain an express preemption provision, see, e.g., Chamber of Commerce of United States of America v. Whiting, 563 U. S. ___, ___, but state law must also give way to federal law in at least two other circumstances which are the States are precluded from regulating conduct in a field that Congress has determined must be regulated by its exclusive governance and state laws are preempted when they conflict with federal law, including when they stand “as an obstacle to the accomplishment and execution of the full purposes and objectives of Congress.” Hines v. Davidowitz, 312 U. S. 52

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