It’s like a fever—call it “copycat fever.” Georgia started it, followed by Oklahoma, then Arizona. Now hardly a state legislature is immune: Everyone wants to crack down on illegal immigration.In 2006, state lawmakers enacted 84 immigration enforcement bills. In 2007, the number nearly tripled to 240. Since Congress failed to pass an immigration overhaul last June, the fever has only grown worse. Legislators from coast to coast have promised voters they’ll “do something,” and in all too many ...

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