“Strict Constitutionist manner” would mean that the federal government has control over Naturalization issues, since that is the only provision in the Constitution. All other powers are reserved to the states and the people.
Arizona was not trying to make illegals citizens. It was actually trying to assist federal laws already on the books.
Your forgetting “national defense” (which “border patrol” arguably is) is also exclusively of FED purview.
Attack Dumb0 all you want for not enforcing immigration laws, but at least respect SCOTUS for trying to uphold federalism in the face Dumbo’s total illegality.
As another poster wrote me up thread, maybe Scalia’s dissent will push a coalition of states to petition the court for relief from that illegality. We can hope.
Which is the part that *was* upheld by the Supremes. :)
There’s nothing stopping AZ from shipping everyone it catches to Washington DC. Legally, they are bringing it to federal attention.
How long is the president going to stop enforcing the border if AZ chooses to ship everyone to DC?