Monday, May 30, 2011
10 Immigration Predictions: The Foreseeable Consequences of the Supreme Court's Arizona E-Verify Decision
The big news last week was the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Arizona business licensing law in Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting. Angelo Paparelli on Nation of Immigrators offers 10 predictions about the impacts of that decision:
1. Expect that mandatory E-Verify will spread to more states.
2. Expect some states to require E-Verify use as to current workers.
3. Expect higher rates of discrimination claims.
4. Expect more court battles over the extraterritorial reach of state immigration laws.
5. Expect a public backlash over state enforcement of the immigration laws.
6. Expect some states to back away from immigration enforcement and instead seek federal waivers for immigration benefits.
7. Expect that states will seek more snitch visas or favorable discretion for stool pigeons from the federal government.
8. Expect a battle royal in Congress over mandatory federal E-Verify.
9. Expect busier days ahead for immigration lawyers.
10. Expect that Congress or the President will act.
Read Angelo's post for explanations of his glass "half empty, half full" analysis.