Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Supreme Court Leaves Block of Alabama Immigration Law in Place

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"The Supreme Court rebuffed the state of Alabama on Monday by deciding not to intervene in a case where federal judges blocked a state law that criminalizes the harboring of illegal immigrants.  By refusing to hear Alabama's appeal of the Obama administration's lower court victories, the justices steered clear of a hot-button debate at a time when Congress is engaged in writing legislation to overhaul immigration laws.  Both a federal judge and an appeals court agreed with the White House that federal law trumped a provision in Alabama state law that made it illegal to harbor or transport anyone in the state who had entered the country illegally.  The appeals court ruling remains intact as a result of the Supreme Court's refusal to intervene." - Reuters, Apr. 29, 2013