Latest News 2008 September Appeals Court Stands By Arizona Immigration Law

Appeals Court Stands By Arizona Immigration Law

According to - On Wednesday, a United States appeals court decided to uphold an Arizona law.  The law deals with employers who hire illegal immigrants and automatically calls for the revocation of employer licenses if they hire illegal immigrants. states, "The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals noted that the 2007 law, which has not been enforced, arose from rising frustration with the United States Congress's failure to enact comprehensive immigration reform."

In the United States, it is estimated that over 12 million illegal immigrants live within the country.  Many of the immigrants enter into the country and are able to obtain false paperwork, such as false employment visas, which is a growing concern for governmental agencies.

The recent Arizona ruling is not clear.  Arizona may start upholding the ruling now or opponents of the law may file an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court.

Arizona attorney general Terry Goddard welcomed the ruling, and said his office would "continue to defend the statute should there be an appeal to the highest court."Arizona passed the employer sanctions law after a federal immigration overhaul died in the U.S. Congress in June 2007.

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