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‘Inducing’ Illegal Immigration the Least of Employers’ Woes

Feb. 28, 2020, 5:45 PM

As the U.S. Supreme Court considers a criminal law that punishes those who induce undocumented immigrants to stay in the country, businesses are unlikely to find themselves in the government’s crosshairs regardless of the outcome.

The high court heard oral argument Monday in U.S. v. Sineneng-Smith, a case that challenges the constitutionality of a law that critics say is overly broad. If the justices rule that the government can’t impose criminal penalties for inducing illegal immigration, federal agencies still have many enforcement options when it comes to rooting out businesses that employ undocumented workers. Either way, Immigration and Customs Enforcement ...

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