On April 25, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Arizona v. United States, a case involving the legal challenge to Arizona's restrictive state immigration enforcement law "SB 1070." The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops submitted a "friend of the court" brief in the case, supporting the United States in challenging the law. What did the Bishops say in their brief? What are the interests of the Catholic Church when states choose to enforce federal immigration law on their own terms? What is wrong with a policy of "attrition through enforcement"?
This webinar - held just two days after oral arguments - discusses all of these issues and more. How did the Justices react to arguments by both sides? What is really at stake? The webinar places the legal arguments over SB 1070 in the context of new ways that states and localities are proposing to get more active on immigration.