Supreme Court Declines to Wade Into Preemption Question of Immigration Versus Workers' Compensation Benefits

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a case from Louisiana concerning workers' compensation benefits for an injured worker who was an illegal alien, and whether the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 preempts state law awards of workers' compensation benefits to illegal...

Indiana Lawyer Suspended for ‘Illegal Alien’ Comment

"An Indiana lawyer has been suspended for 30 days for a comment about the immigration status of his divorce client’s spouse in a letter sent to opposing counsel and the judge in the case. The lawyer, Joseph B. Barker, wrote the letter in 2009 to protest his client’s lack of access to...

Americans with Undocumented Family Members May Not Enlist in Navy, Marines

Navy - "Applicants with foreign alien dependents residing in the United States illegally are not enlistment eligible until their dependents become properly admitted into the United States and obtain a social security card, or no longer reside unlawfully in the United States." - COMNAVCRUITCOMINST...