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Workers' Compensation

U.S. Supreme Court Won't Hear Illegal Alien Work Injury Case

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 aliens. 

Should illegal immigrants be allowed workers' compensation for injuries sustained on the job?

The U.S. Supreme Court has signaled that the answer to that question depends on which state you're in.

> Link to the U.S. Supreme Court docket for Vaughan Roofing & Sheet Metal, LLC, v. Antonio Garcia Rodriguez 

> Read the Louisiana Court of Appeal case, Antonio Garcia Rodriguez v. Integrity Contracting 

> Read the Petition for Certiorari of Vaughan Roofing & Sheet Metal, LLC  

> Read the Brief in Opposition of Antonio Garcia Rodriguez  

> Read the Reply of Petitioner Vaughan Roofing & Sheet Metal, LLC 

> Read more about this issue

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