Professor Romero discusses pending PA immigration bill
July 16, 2010
As the debate over Arizona's immigration bill continues to heat up, other states, including Pennsylvania, are considering passing similar legislation. Penn State Law Professor Victor Romero discusses House Bill 2479, which is modeled after Arizona's law, on the morning edition of NPR.
While Professor Romero does not object to the enforcement of immigration laws, he says it's the job of the federal government not the states. "If you take a look at our Constitution — if you take a look at our national laws, the whole premise of having the United States of America is that we want to have one law that governs when noncitizens may enter the United States, under what conditions, and when they must leave."
A native of the Philippines, Professor Victor Romero, focuses his scholarship on immigrant and minority rights. He is also the author of Everyday Law for Immigrants (2009) and Alienated: Immigrant Rights, the Constitution, and Equality in America (2005).