Arizona Takes Immigration Action

While immigration issues continue to bog down at the federal level, states continue to try to address the issue of illegal immigration, with some success.

In one of the latest developments, the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona on Friday upheld an Arizona law that gives the state the authority to seek to suspend and revoke the business licenses of employers that intentionally or knowingly hire workers who are not authorized to work in the United States. That law had gone into effect on Jan. 1, 2008.

The state law requires employers in the state to verify employment eligibility through E-Verify (formerly called the Basic Pilot Program) administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration.

And, it’s NOT “illegal immigrants.” Rather, it’s “illegal aliens” or, to put it more bluntly, criminal trespassers to the United States.


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