Thursday, May 26, 2011

Daily Journal - Supreme Court upholds Ariz. law punishing employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants

Daily Journal - Supreme Court upholds Ariz. law punishing employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has sustained Arizona's law that penalizes businesses for hiring workers who are in the United States illegally, rejecting arguments that states have no role in immigration matters.

By a 5-3 vote, the court said Wednesday that federal immigration law gives states the authority to impose sanctions on employers who hire unauthorized workers.

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