Issue: (1) Whether federal law preempts the brief detention
of an alien by a local police officer, pursuant to a
federal warrant, for the purpose of contacting Immigration
and Customs Enforcement to determine if the
alien should be taken into custody, when it is unknown
whether the alien’s violation of federal immigration
law was criminal or civil; and (2) whether the Fourth Amendment prohibits a brief
investigative stop of an alien when the law enforcement
officer reasonably suspects that the alien has
committed a violation of federal immigration law,
regardless of whether it is civil or criminal in nature.
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