Supreme Court Appears Split On Kansas' Use Of I-9 Info

By Jimmy Hoover (October 16, 2019, 3:06 PM EDT) -- The Supreme Court justices appeared split Wednesday over whether federal immigration law prevented Kansas from using information on I-9 forms to prosecute three unauthorized immigrants for identity theft, with one justice perplexed by the argument that states can't use the information and another suggesting the court should have never taken the case.

Kansas is appealing a ruling from its state high court vacating the convictions of Ramiro Garcia, Donaldo Morales and Guadalupe Ochoa-Lara, who used stolen social security numbers to gain employment. The state justices said that the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) preempted the prosecution because of a provision in...

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