Why can’t States enact laws to force their Congressional representatives to introduce and vote for impeachment of federal officials that do not enforce laws they have sworn to uphold?
Immigration is an enumerated power of the federal government according to the US constitution. The Federal government has the obligation to establish a ‘uniform standard of naturalization’. Having patchwork enforcement, state by state is unconstitutional. Obama has an obligation to enforce the law through deportation of those who are caught and found here illegally. The states have the legal right to sue the US federal government over anyone who has been caught, sent to the federal government, and released, only to be caught again in the same state.
That is the best route to go at this point in time. Do what sheriff Joe is doing, arrest them, hold them until the feds show up to claim them. If the feds don’t show up, then continue to hold them. They don’t have legal access to the system the way that US citizens do, the rights that US citizens have do not apply to them.
The longer that Obama refuses to uphold the law, the longer the states can hold those detained.