This story might seem innocuous or perhaps, hyperbole. But, it’s much deeper. You have states joining together to assume responsibilities normally vested in the federal government. With regard to immigration, typically the federal government “handles” it. But, with what could be described as, gross failures to “handle” immigration the states are stepping up. Now there’s some constitutional debate as to whether or not a state can involve itself in immigration matters. But, there’s two points in response to that. First, the states can surely protect itself from threats. And the federal government has only the authority granted to it from the consent of the governed. Once they lose that consent, the US may be in uncharted territory.