Under a Bill Clinton law from 1995 (ICE 287[g]), federal law enforcement has been deputizing local police in states throughout the nation to enforce immigration law.
In the New York Post this morning, Paul Sperry writes that Napolitano used the same law while she was governor of Arizona.
In the little o suit against AZ's statute that goes into effect July 29, the federal assault does not mention ICE287(g), likely because it severely debunks the national allegation that AZ's state law undercuts federal perogatives in enforcing border security and illegal immigation.
DC has 71 agreements among the states, including New Jersey, that deputizes local and state law enforcement to act as immigration law enforcers. Is the idjit Justice Department unaware of its own agreements with state police or simply stupid?