Immigration: State-level policies

Since Arizona’s controversial immigration enforcement law passed in 2010, many other states around the country have considered – and some have passed – similar legislation. Though, the 2012 Supreme Court ruling on Arizona v. United States did limit some state-level anti-immigrant policies. Anabaptist leaders have been outspoken against state-level policies that tear apart families and communities. Advocacy organizations, business owners, faith groups and legislators in several states have taken proactive action to advocate for fair immigration reform and reframe the discussion surrounding immigration. One way they have done this is through state “compacts.”  States with immigration compacts include Utah, Florida, and Indiana. The MCC Washington Office has compiled state-specific information for the following states:  




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