The recent actions of Alabama and New York highlight how red states and blue states are heading in exactly opposite directions on laws about illegal immigrants. In this atmosphere, is federal immigration reform possible?
Elements of the Arizona immigration law echo 1995's controversial Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, which gave some local law enforcement officials the authority to identify and detain immigration offenders.
The Obama administration directive comes as the president begins to assert control of the immigration issue.
America's JFK Airport is the 10th port of entry requiring noncitizen visitors to scan all 10 fingers.