Available reports suggest that the Republican state legislators of the United Sates are finding it rather tough to pass legislations in 2012 that would hand over the local police more authority and additional powers to come down heavily on the alleged unauthorized migrants present in the nation.
Post the American State of Arizona introducing its famous illegal immigration act two years back in 2010, the law-makers of the American States of Alabama, Utah, South Carolina, and Indiana Georgia followed suit even as they went on to enact parallel laws during the year gone by.
However, certain sections of all those legislations faced issues, courtesy federal courts, even as they were also subjected to pretty expensive legal issues. These may, however, finally be decided when the Supreme Court thoroughly examines the law of the Arizona State soon.
Meanwhile, Republican legislators reportedly say the threat of those lawsuits is one crucial factor legislative leaders have put shackles on the immigration legislations, or discarded them entirely. Although the legislators of the Mississippi State are likely to pass an immigration act during 2012, it has been heavily toned down – so much so that it hardly carries the heart of the Arizona State legislation.
Significantly, even while the Mississippi Act has made its way through the House, the involved lawmakers have gone on to delete the portions enabling the law enforcement to indulge in immigration checks at the roadsides. Such legislators have also discarded certain controversial sections, via which school officials would have been provided with the power to thoroughly examine the immigration status of the students of their schools, and it would have been considered illegal in case one did not carry identification documents — sections on which now the federal judges in other states of the big North American Nation have put brakes.