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Expert: Supreme Court Case Could Allow States to Regulate Immigration

March 03, 2020 (1 min read)

Ariane de Vogue and Devan Cole, CNN, Mar. 3, 2020

"The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday against an unauthorized immigrant in Kansas, holding that a state could convict him of identity theft without interfering with federal immigration law.

The 5-4 ruling, with the five court conservatives in the majority, will encourage states that want to play a more active role in the area of immigration enforcement to use identity laws and similar statutes to target undocumented workers. ...
... "What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander," noted Stephen Yale-Loehr, an immigration professor at Cornell Law School. "If the Supreme Court rules that the federal government no longer has sole responsibility for regulating immigration, lower courts may uphold pro-immigrant or sanctuary or noncooperation policies enacted by states and localities."