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Supreme Court Backs Arizona Immigration Law

May 30, 2011 by  

Supreme Court backs Arizona immigration lawAdvocates for immigration reform have scored a major victory, as the Supreme Court recently upheld the Arizona law that punishes businesses for hiring illegal aliens.

The 5-3 ruling, which was announced on May 26, essentially gives States more authority to crack down on illegal immigration. Opponents of the law, including President Barack Obama, claim that the policy compromises Federal oversight over immigration issues, according to CNN.

According to the website of Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, the Legal Arizona Workers Act — which went into effect in 2008 — prohibits businesses from intentionally hiring undocumented workers. Organizations that violate the measure are subject to sanctions.

In addition, the law requires employers to use the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify system to check the legal status of all new employees.

“It relies solely on the Federal government’s own determination of who is an unauthorized alien, and it requires Arizona employers to use the Federal government’s own system for checking employee status,” wrote Chief Justice John Roberts in his defense of the Arizona law.

The nation’s high court may soon decide on another controversial Arizona law currently making its way through lower courts. The statute, which has been replicated by several States, would grant law enforcement officials more authority to arrest suspected illegal aliens.

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