The Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution pertains to states’ rights. It was ratified on December 15, 1791. The Tenth Amendment explicitly states the Constitution’s principle of federalism by providing that powers not granted to the federal government nor prohibited to the states, but by the Constitution are reserved, respectively, for the states or the people.
Currently, there are a number of states in contention with the federal government over immigration reform and enforcement of immigration laws.
Please include answers in your main posting for the following questions. Support your answers with your research on states’ rights. You must provide a meaningful main topic supported by references.
Do you think the states should have a sovereign right to enact laws that mirror the federal law for the purpose of immigration violations? Why or why not? Explain in detail.
- In your interpretation, how has the U.S. Supreme Court dealt with this issue? Explain.
- In your own words, how does a federal republic function? Does the majority rule? Explain in detail.