The balancing act that is the White House immigration policy just got a little more interesting as the Justice Department has sued South Carolina over its Arizona copycat law. From Politico:
The Justice Department filed suit Monday against South Carolina over a recently-passed state law intended to step up local law enforcement efforts against illegal immigrants.
The law, set to take effect Jan. 1, requires police to check the immigration status of everyone they detain and to detain for a “reasonable” time those suspected of being in the United States illegally. The legislation also makes it a violation of state law for a foreigner to fail to carry his or her immigration papers and for anyone to transport or harbor illegal aliens.