State Immigration Laws Put Employers On Notice

Law360, New York (January 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- It is has been widely accepted that the power to regulate immigration is exclusively vested in the federal government. However, growing frustrated with Congress’ inability to pass immigration reform and what some perceive as an immigration crisis, states took it upon themselves in 2006 to introduce 570 pieces of immigration-related legislation in their home legislatures.

This record number of immigration bills covers a wide variety of issues affecting both legal and undocumented immigrants including employment verification, access to public benefits and education, and identification requirements....
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