Yamuna Bhaskaran | Bloomberg Law There has been a recent movement in several state legislatures to enact laws directly targeting undocumented aliens. Not surprisingly, those laws have been challenged on civil rights grounds, as well as on constitutional grounds, because of their perceived encroachment on the federal government's authority to regulate immigration. Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari1 to review the constitutionality of Arizona's immigration law, and several lawsuits currently in the lower courts involving other states' regulations may be stayed pending the outcome of that appeal. This article will identify those laws, the cases challenging them, and their status.
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