High Court Case Could Expand State Immigration Enforcement

Law360 (May 15, 2019, 8:28 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court is reviewing a case over the use of I-9 employment authorization forms in state identity theft prosecutions that could expand states' role in enforcing federal immigration laws, attorneys said.

A ubiquitous part of the U.S. hiring process, the Form I-9 is used to confirm an employee's identity and work authorization, and employers must complete one for every worker on their payroll. If the justices overturn the Kansas Supreme Court's ruling in Kansas v. Ramiro Garcia, states could use the information contained in the form, including Social Security numbers, to prosecute unauthorized immigrants under the Immigration Reform and...

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