Stunner! Constitution lets states tackle immigration

June 8, 2017 @

A report analyzing America’s legislative gridlock on immigration under the Obama administration shows that the states originally controlled foreign nationals’ access to their territory, a policy that worked well for the nation in its first century.

It was when Washington stuck its fingers into the pie that the circumstances leading to today’s gridlock developed.

The analysis was done by Herb Titus, who taught constitutional law for 26 years and finished his academic career as dean of Regent Law School, and Bill Olson, who served in three positions in the Reagan administration.

They now practice constitutional law at William J. Olson, P.C.

The legal policy paper was produced as part of a series on contemporary legal issues by the United States Justice Foundation.

Titled “The Constitutional Case for an Interstate Border Compact,” it argues that states have the right to reach agreements among themselves to address previously uncontrolled illegal invasion of their territories, even without the permission of Congress.

“Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution gives Congress the power to establish a ‘uniform rule of naturalization,’ but, contrary to general belief, there is no enumerated power granting Congress authority to regulate immigration.

Nor does Article 2 of the Constitution confer upon the president any express authority over immigration.

Continue reading this article over at WND.


2 Comments → “Stunner! Constitution lets states tackle immigration”

  1. Jim Delaney

    2 years ago

    PRECISELY! What IS so amazing is that this is news! I devoted an entire chapter in my book “A Patriot’s Call to Action: Resisting Progressive Tyranny & Restoring Constitutional Order” to this very subject. If only we’d all revisit the Constitution, unfettered and properly interpreted, constitutional order really can be restored. The only immigration agreement among the founders with respect to immigration was the cessation of slave importations after 1808. But, as you lucidly point out, Art 1 Sec 8 manifestly limits federal authority to establishing “an uniform rules of naturalization”–NOT the regulation of immigration into the various sovereign States comprising the union. THANK YOU for publicizing this. It’s painfully shocking how far we’ve all strayed from the original meaning and intent of the Founders. IF the people be ignorant of the Constitution, all manner of federal mischief and corruption will befall us. We’d best wake up or this tattered republic is d-e-a-d.

  2. v steve

    2 years ago

    States have the right to refuse entry to illegal aliens, they can also remove such persons found in their states.

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