The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that Congress cannot force states to enforce federal law. Therefore, the majority of the court reasoned, Congress cannot forbid states from authorizing sports gambling within their borders. The power of states to legislate independent from federal government dictates was found to be covered by the 10th Amendment.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has just released a formal policy on when it will send immigration agents into local, state and federal courthouses in order to make arrests.
Illegal immigration and border control issues have become a major issue in the United States with the influx of unaccompanied children from Central America, who risk their lives for a chance to come to America. Two bipartisan lawmakers plan to introduce a border bill that will hopefully have a positive impact on US Immigration Law.
The Obama administration has made it known that they are making criminals a priority when it comes to the deportation of illegal immigrants. However, many activists have noted that undocumented immigrants from Louisiana and other states have been swept up by the system and deported for what many see as minor crimes.