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The Obama administration fighting to stop another new immigration law this time in South Carolina but -- -- time for more states to tackle illegals themselves.
South Carolina governor Nikki Haley saying through a spokesman quote if the feds were doing their job.
We wouldn't have had to address the illegal immigration reform at the state level but until they -- We're gonna keep fighting in South Carolina to be able to enforce our laws joining me now former Colorado congressman Tom Tancredo.
Congressman be here it is and that this is to of this -- points on the break it's just like Arizona all over again.
It is and and the federal government will continue to -- states who are actually -- that that are actually trying to do something about immigration.
Because of course.
They know that that's the last.
That's the last line of defense.
And if they can stop states from actually enforcing immigration laws.
Then no one will 'cause they're sure as -- not going to and and here's an interest I think this is the most interesting.
Aspect of of all of this these all these attempts on the part of the federal government.
To stop states like South Carolina Alabama.
And Arizona from actually moving forward on immigration illegal immigration control.
And they're doing it on the basis of what they call Fred federal preemption they're saying you can't preempt the federal government.
We are responsible you can't take these matters into your own hands.
There has been a federal law on the books for years.
Is designed to stop states.
From becoming what we now call Sanctuary Cities sanctuary states right.
Doing things that will encourage illegal immigration protecting illegal immigrants saying that they won't report to ice.
Not one word from this administration about those abuses of the federal law right -- preemption.
And I congressman this morning I'll I watch judge amber legacy that did.
Governor of Arizona she's as a book to a new -- -- -- fiscal scorpions for breakfast so something that I -- and -- -- they're saying basically look.
Shore up our border fix our border problem you fix -- in California kind of fix it in Texas we have a problem in.
In an Arizona fix our border and then we'll talk about what to do.
With the anywhere between twelve and twenty million illegal immigrants -- or currently here but she's right isn't -- I mean if it's the federal government's failure at the border that's Boston.
All these lawsuits on understate the state level.
Of course it is see it.
States are they are are on the front lines in a way in terms of the impact of negative impact of massive illegal immigration.
The amount of crime.
The the kinds of jobs that are taken the depressed wages all of these things hit.
The states that are taking these actions hits -- the hardest the federal government doesn't care the federal government the Obama administration and to be quite frank with you.
Prior administrations including bush.
Didn't want to deal with the issue they wanted to encourage illegal immigration bush did because of course Republican a lot of Republican supporters.
Want it cheap labor.
On the other hand the Democrats want to encourage illegal immigration because they see all those people as undocumented Democrats come into the country.
And that's why we've had such a problem and that's exactly why states like South Carolina and others have said.
Hold -- forget about it you're not gonna do it will take we'll do -- ourselves that tests are Tom Tancredo thank you again for joining us.
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