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Kris Kobach and the Anti-Immigrationists Loses Another One

In his unending quest to turn America into an anti-immigrant nation, preying on peoples' fears and turning neighbor against neighbor, Kris Kobach has lost another of his crusades. In Lozano v. Hazelton, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the decision of the District Court Judge and rejected Kobach's argument that states and localities have the ability to regulate immigration in any way, shape, or form.
While this is a significant victory for the constitution and for sane people everywhere, it is not the end of the story. The news media is parroting a press release put out by the Federation Against Immigration Reform ("FAIR") claiming this decision "obstructs local efforts to control immigration." Of course it does! Hallelujah! Do we really want every state and locality in America passing its own immigration laws? Really? Do we really need 50 different state laws and innumerable city and county laws all dealing with immigration and immigr…