Table of Contents

Introduction / Gabriel J. Chin and Carissa Byrne Hessick.
Measuring the climate for immigrants : a state-by-state analysis / Huyen Pham and Pham Hoang Van.
How Arizona became ground zero in the war on immigrants / Douglas S. Massey.
"A war to keep alien labor out of Colorado" : the "Mexican menace" and the historical origins of local and state anti-immigration initiatives / Tom I. Romero II.
Reinforcing the rule of law : what states can and should do to reduce illegal immigration / Kris W. Kobach.
The states enter the illegal immigration fray / John C. Eastman.
Broken mirror : the unconstitutional foundations of new state immigration enforcement / Gabriel J. Chin and Marc L. Miller.
The role of states in the national conversation on immigration / Rick Su.
Post-racial proxy battles over immigration / Mary Fan. Since its founding, the U.S. has struggled with issues of federalism and states' rights. In almost every area of law, from abortion to zoning, conflicts arise between the states and the federal government over which entity is best suited to create and enforce laws. In the last decade, immigration has been on the front lines of this debate, with states such as Arizona taking an extremely assertive role in policing immigrants within their borders. While Arizona and its notorious SB 1070 is the most visible example of states claiming expanded responsibility to make and enforce immigration law, it.