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Supreme Court upholds 2007 Arizona immigration enforcement law; eVerify; losing: US Chamber, DOJ, Berman, NCLR, ADL, SPLC, AILA, SEIU, LULAC - 05/26/11

In a major victory for states that want to reduce illegal immigration, the US Supreme Court has upheld Arizona's 2007 "Legal Arizona Workers Act" employer enforcement law that requires the use of eVerify and that allows Arizona to pull the business licenses of companies that knowingly hire illegal aliens. Note that the 2007 law and the decision have no relation to Arizona's more recent immigration law. A Los Angeles Times article is here, and links to legal documents are here. Sonia Sotomayor voted in dissent; see her name's link. Those who opposed Arizona's law in court and who lost today...

Leftwing groups complain about immigration enforcement interfering with workers' rights while supporting the situtation - 10/27/09

Three leftwing groups [1] have released a report (press release here) complaining about the Department of Homeland Security conducting immigration raids at locations that are considering unionization or otherwise "interfering" with workers' rights. To cut to the chase, visiting "liberals" should consider this anecdote offered by Daphne Eviatar of the Washington Independent (link): For example, in September 2008, an employer calling itself "Employers All Dry Water Damage Experts" recruited day laborers in New Orleans and transported them to Beaumont, Texas, where the workers claim, according...