Tag: Chamber of Commerce of the United States v. Whiting

Supreme Court says Arizona can check immigration status

Chamber of Commerce of the United States v. Whiting has been decided in favor of Arizona’s requirement that employers check immigration status. 5-3, Kagan sitting out. Breyer & Ginsburg dissent together, Sotamayor dissents solo.

The Chief Justice’s opinion explains that the licensing provision falls squarely within a savings clause in federal immigration law and that the Arizona statute does not otherwise conflict with federal law.

Cries of racism in 3, 2, 1…. Also, expect the clause – which will be called a loophole in media coverage – to be altered or closed via new legislation…no, wait. By executive order. Because that’s how we do things now.