The standing ovation Wendy Keefer received at the end of her presentation said it all. Ms. Keefer, a Constitutional lawyer who spoke at our October meeting, gave a clear explanation of the national and state immigration laws. (I hope I have this right) She explained that our state law, which is very similar to Arizona’s, mirrors the federal laws on immigration. However, the Executive Dept. appears to have advised the Justice Dept. not to enforce the immigration laws. Arizona’s decision to enforce them intrudes on the Executive order, therefore, the federal govt. is suing to stop them.
We are hoping that Ms. Keefer will come back again, perhaps on a Saturday morning and in a more central location.