eliminate redundant systems, reduce burdens on employers and families, and eliminate fraud (Walker, 2014). Obama also created a White House Task Force on New Americans to create a federal strategy on immigrant coming into the United States. States cannot legalize the status of undocumented immigrants, but they may address collateral issues that stem from being undocumented. Numerous states have enacted legislation that helps undocumented youths obtain a higher education. Pursuant to some state laws and policies, undocumented students may be able to attend state universities and qualify for in-state tuition (The Dream Act, 2017). Colleges and universities have their own policies which undocumented students can either be accepted or denied. The U.S. Congress has control over all immigration-related regulations, while the White House oversees enforcing immigration laws. Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution is generally interpreted to mean that federal laws trump state laws, except for certain matters constitutionally left to the states. many states have passed legislation that limits undocumented immigrants' access to public benefits, directs state and local police to check the legal residence status of arrestees and other directives that affect immigrants.According to Federal, “Perhaps the most notorious state attempt at regulating immigration is Arizona's S.B. 1070, signed into law in 2010. The U.S. Dept. of Justice (DOJ) stated in a brief that Arizona lawmakers "crossed a constitutional line" with the new law.” A 3
federal judge blocked four elements which included the police checking status when they stop someone.
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