Immigration enforcement issues have continued to grow in complexity and intensity over the past several years. These debates have stemmed from legal battles, state’s rights, and Department of Homeland Security jurisdiction over immigration enforcement. Questions continue to swirl. Who is an illegal alien? Who can detain illegal aliens? When can they be deported?
Conduct a case study researching and addressing the following:
1. Analyze the three chief issues with regards to immigration enforcement in the United States.
2. Examine state and local law enforcement agencies’ authority to create and enforce their own immigration policies.
3. Assess which component of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is responsible for immigration enforcement.
4. Evaluate the federal government’s ability to adequately enforce immigration policy in the U.S. Provide two changes that might improve the ability of Homeland Security to enforce immigration policy.