Supreme Court Limits States' Immigration Authority

, New York Law Journal


In his Immigration Law column, Michael D. Patrick, a partner at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, analyzes the recent ruling that held three of S.B. 1070's provisions - those that created a state misdemeanor for failure to carry alien registration documents, made it a misdemeanor for an unauthorized foreign national to seek employment, and allowed police to arrest without a warrant any foreign national if there was cause to believe that person had committed an offense rendering him or her removable from the United States - preempted by federal law.

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