Comment: Plethora of State Immigration Laws
The Huffington Post reports that states have been unusually active in passing immigration laws in 2013. "The National Conference of State Legislatures said lawmakers in 43 states and the District of Columbia enacted 146 laws and 231 resolutions related to immigration, an 83 percent increase from the 206 laws and resolutions enacted in first half 2012." Our immigration system is broken at the Federal level, and states have responded to this intolerable situation by passing their own patchwork of laws attempting to regulate immigration - making the situation even worse. It is high time that the House lives up to its responsibility, and passes CIR to rescue American businesses and immigrants from the current immigration law quagmire. Please let us know your thoughts by writing to us at editor@ilw.com.

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