Should the Federal Government protect the country from i****************s rather than the States?

Do they have the Constitutional Power to do so?

Asked By: PC - 2/4/2011
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protect from illegals? are u kidding me?...a few weeks ago a WHITE person(CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES) killed 6 house members, nobody said anything...... are illegals harmless?, most amerikans say they arent and think they are a danger to everyone, but this is isnt true. there R 2 types of i****************s, those... More
Answered By: adriana - 2/4/2011
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Yes, they should but no, they don't protect the country from illegal migration. Some argue that it is Federal jurisdiction to enforce immigration laws, but states have the right and responsibility to protect their citizens also.
Answered By: Bit of Honey - 2/4/2011
the DHS is fractured by the very agencies they represent. TSA, FBI, Customs, Coast Guard, So the bureaucracy is to big for the Federal guberment to do a good job. Let the states have their rights under the 14th amendment.
Answered By: raymond_borowiak - 2/4/2011
yes they do and should, but should have major help from the fed govt. after all, the border states pay taxes too. and terrorists do cross the border illegally.
Answered By: alienmiss - 2/4/2011
You would think the Feds would handle it, but the haven't done it, the Government seems to be broken and badly mismanaged by this example, I know that if I was President the national guard would be deployed immediately, if you have ever been to Mexico you know how important it is to seal the border, Mexico is a... More
Answered By: tacotorch - 2/4/2011
There is nothing in the constitution about i****************s. But, realistically, the people who use the illegals, also give support to the politicians. So, its not an accident, that the only real thing about the problem has just been lip service.
Answered By: Patrick4024 - 2/4/2011
Of course the Federal Govt is charged with protecting the international borders and with regulating immigration. It is just that the Executive, Legislative, and Judical branches have refused to do any such thing... More
Answered By: sci - 2/4/2011
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