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-- the -- form the panel gentlemen I wanna turn to one other issue and that is.
The right of state and local police officers to.
To make immigration arrests upheld by numerous courts of appeal.
All over the country.
Are -- and and let me ask for your reading -- -- the Supreme Court decision -- vs mania.
Doesn't this really.
And when -- -- review congressman.
Doesn't this -- from -- undercut the the Justice Department the Obama Justice Department case here.
It certainly does because the Supreme Court basically is saying unless there is a specific federal law that prohibits states from.
Doing something in the states could go ahead and be involved in that type of law enforcement.
-- The judge is nodding correct the main issue here for the US Supreme Court is gonna be the issue of reasonable suspicion -- And that is different from probable cause so it's going to hinge on whether that is enough to.
Whether there can be an arrest or detention.
And that assumption of one's immigration status but this is a fair issue for the court to determine and to look at in this particular case.
Arizona legal worker.
Law that was uphill and by the Supreme Court.
Presage a favorable decision for Arizona in this case for -- Yet does in the 2007 Arizona law that was decided on May 26 of this year.
The Supreme Court said this is the standard for deciding a preemption claiming it's going to be a pre -- claim.
That addresses SB 1070 as well in the court said we're not gonna stand for arguments that talk about.
Possible conflicts with some unwritten congressional -- objective we wanna see a real conflict with that with the text of a statute.
And there is no conflict between the Arizona law in the text of congressional statutes so -- that the court raised the bar in May.
And now to be harder for the Justice Department to win in the -- on a case.
And in the bar is raised on that border with Mexico in particular and I'd like to get the reaction from each of you two these issues and in that is.
We have -- -- conference.
Flowing across that border with Mexico.
We have the minutes illegal commerce the war.
Mexico remains the principal source of methamphetamines marijuana cocaine heroin.
And we have to over the course of the past week but it -- put into stark relief what we are not doing with the Government of Mexico.
And that is the border agreement with Canada for crying out loud and which to governments are working.
To -- to secure that border.
The exact agreement that has not been forged with Mexico which is really critically important.
Why can't we build a partnership for border security and -- -- -- -- a rational effective humane.
Immigration policy with Mexico.
Congressman you first.
Well you're exactly right we do have to work with our neighbors to the south to figure out.
We're both of us on both sides of the border can't control a migration if you will from each other's country in a legal manner that has not occurred.
Unfortunately United States has tried to go now unilaterally.
And just smuggle for example weapons into Mexico and not deal with the Mexican government.
We need to finish that in those days and worked to solve our mutual problems because we both have.
Border crossing problems because neither country protects the sovereignty of their own nation.
If it's too early madness got let me ask you this I mean we've got now charges from the Mexican attorney general -- office of the president fully -- -- -- That they were not involved in an -- north and informed by the US government in operation passengers.
DEA money laundering.
And -- -- and yet the two governments could over night secure that border if they work together.
Is that not the way forward.
I think it is a way forward and I see it in my.
Very -- live in Houston Texas but my hometown Laredo Texas we're making some great strides in that regard at the local level.
Maybe that's what needs to happen is a you know by national summit.
That can bring together leadership and really put the issues on the table and quit with the nonsense.
That is going on if we can get to that step will make some great achievements and and that's really where we need to be.
Chris come back -- get the last word.
Well I think there's always the potential for better cooperation and more openness and transparency between two governments but we have to remember when it comes to the smuggling of aliens north into United States.
The Mexican government has been far from.
Sincere in its objectives did because they've actually taken steps that encourage illegal -- sure come to the -- states and and we need that and as well they've been using us as they sort of a buffer for their lack of a welfare state in their own country.
But of course our economy doing well employment rising this is an opportunity correct one would think that could be seized upon.
Certainly it is important in terms of our economy with its challenges at the same time.
To reach some sort of intelligent resolution.
On that board -- thank you gentlemen appreciate.
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