Obama Asks Supreme Court To Ax Ariz. Employer Sanction Law
The Obama Administration has asked the Supreme Court to prohibit
Ironically, President Obama’s Homeland Security Secretary ardently supported the law when she signed it in 2007 though she refuses to comment on her boss’s campaign to eliminate it. Considered the nation’s toughest measure against businesses that hire illegal aliens, the Legal Arizona Workers Act requires employers to verify that employees are authorized to work in the U.S. Those caught hiring illegal workers are severely punished and can have their license revoked.
Legally challenged by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups, the law has been repeatedly upheld by lower courts. Last week the Obama Administration urged the Supreme Court to toss out those rulings by preventing
The Arizona law disrupts “a careful balance that Congress struck nearly 25 years ago between two interests of the highest importance: ensuring that employers do not undermine enforcement of immigration laws by hiring unauthorized workers, while also ensuring that employers not discriminate against racial and ethnic minorities legally in the country,” according to a brief filed by the administration.
The reality is however, that virtually no employers have been punished even though
Regardless, the law has achieved part of its goal because scores of illegal immigrants have fled to other states in the last few years or back to their Latin American homelands, according to a
The Obama Administration is also preparing to fight another