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Bad immigration ideas from all directions

Published: Sep 4, 2012 2:00 pm By: Froma Harrop

"No balanced talk of immigration reform is expected before the November election. But that need not stop the airing of proposals, some of them semi-formed, some half-baked.

From the left, we have the TRUST Act, a bill passed by the California Legislature and now awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown’s uncertain signature. It would require local law enforcement to defy some federal requests to hold arrested illegal immigrants pending checks for criminal records. That would force police to break either state law or federal law. The TRUST Act’s sponsors should know that immigration is a federal responsibility in California as well as in Arizona."

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