[Law professor Kris Kobach of the University of Missouri-Kansas City], attorney for the plaintiffs, argued that the state law violated two federal laws enacted in 1996 that prevent states from offering illegal immigrants residency-based benefits that aren’t available to U.S. citizens.Previously:
[U.S. District Judge Richard Rogers] concluded, however, that the students who filed the lawsuit hadn't suffered any harm because of the Kansas law and didn’t have a cause of action.
He wrote in his decision that nothing in federal law gave them the private right to challenge the state law.
Rogers did not address many of the arguments Kobach presented.
Immigration2005b · Tue, 07/05/2005 - 15:42 · Importance: 1