ABA Journal: Alien Resurrection – Justices Open the Door for States to Control Immigration Status

August 1, 2011

In one respect, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion so narrow it squeaked when it upheld an Arizona state law that can harshly punish employers who hire illegal immigrants.  But in another aspect, the decision hinged on a single concept – the idea of license, which opened a gateway for other state and local governments to plunge into immigration regulation. ... Read the full story by John Gibeaut.

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