The usual suspects and some new ones have attached an amicus brief to the Supreme Court challenge to Arizona's new immigration employment law.
ADL: Arizona Employment Law Could Foster Discrimination Against ImmigrantsIn 2008, Arizona enacted the controversial Legal Arizona Workers Act, which imposes severe sanctions on employers who hire undocumented workers and mandates that all employers use E-Verify, a temporary and voluntary federal program that allows employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of newly-hired employees. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the law.
The brief argues that the law should be struck down as unconstitutional because it frustrates Congress’s intent to balance discrimination concerns with control of illegal immigration.
ADL joined a coalition of civil rights and labor organizations in filing the brief, including the Asian American Justice Center, the Asian American Institute, National Council of La Raza and Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
How dare a U.S. state want to follow the law!