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On Monday of this week, U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor held a hearing on a Complaint filed by U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (“ICE”) agents who are challenging the federal “deferred action” program...more
In three separate decisions issued on August 20, 2012, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, applying the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Arizona v. United States, held that key provisions of state immigration laws passed...more
The key takeaway for employers from the Supreme Court's ruling yesterday on Arizona's controversial Senate Bill (SB) 1070 law is that states cannot make criminals out of those in their jurisdiction who work or seek employment...more
Originally published in Law360, New York (June 25, 2012, 8:49 PM ET)
The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that several portions of Arizona's controversial immigration law were preempted by federal law will likely stanch the...more
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision on the 2010 Arizona statute that created new criminal penalties and police procedures for addressing the problem of illegal immigration in that state. The Court ruled that...more
Originally published in Law360, New York (April 25, 2012, 4:53 PM ET)
The federal government appeared to find little support at the U.S Supreme Court on Wednesday for its arguments that one key provision of Arizona's...more
On September 28, 2011, U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn upheld the key provisions of Alabama's immigration law, the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act. Alabama's immigration law is...more
Increasingly, states have become lightning rods for controversial employment issues. Last winter, Wisconsin became a battleground over public employee unions. Then Arizona attracted national attention when it adopted strict...more
On May 26, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Legal Arizona Workers Act Against a federal pre-emption challenge. Signed into law by the then-Gov. Janet Napolitano in 2007, the law mandates that all Arizona employers use...more
n May 26, 2011, the United States Supreme Court issued a 5-3 decision in Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting upholding the Arizona Legal Workers Act (“the Act”). The Act provides that the business licenses of employers who...more
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In Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting, a case closely watched by businesses, state and local chambers of commerce, and immigration policymakers, the...more
Yesterday, the Supreme Court held in Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting that the controversial Arizona law on illegal immigration–the Legal Arizona Workers Act of 2007–was not preempted by federal immigration laws. The federal...more
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