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13 States Ask Supreme Court to Uphold 2007 Arizona Law

13 States Ask Supreme Court to Uphold 2007 Arizona Law

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A number of states have come together to urge the Supreme Court to uphold a 2007 Arizona law it will hear next month, that penalizes employers for hiring undocumented workers.

The law allows business licenses to be suspended or revoked when employers knowingly hire unauthorized immigrants.

Now, the coalition led by the Missouri attorney general’s office is asking the court to uphold the law, claiming that states have long standing authority to license and regulate businesses.

The other states showing their support for the law are Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, and Virginia.