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Arizona immigration law battle arrives at Supreme Court

Published: Apr 25, 2012 8:30 am By: Fox News

"Almost two years to the day after Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law the country's strictest anti-illegal immigration policy, the Supreme Court is hearing arguments over whether the state crossed a red line by seizing the reins on immigration enforcement.

The hearing Wednesday morning has implications far beyond Arizona's borders, as several states including Alabama and South Carolina have followed in Arizona's footsteps to craft their own immigration enforcement measures.

The Obama administration, which opposes those measures, has argued that the country cannot sustain a patchwork of separate immigration laws.

Solicitor General Don Verrilli, who is arguing on behalf of the government, said in his brief that the Executive Branch has the power to enforce immigration policy."

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