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Supreme Court rules against an undocumented immigrant fighting state prosecution

Posted March 3, 2020 10:17 a.m. EST

— The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday against an unauthorized immigrant in Kansas, holding that a state could convict him of identity theft without interfering with federal immigration law.

The 5-4 ruling, with the five court conservatives in the majority, will encourage states that want to play a more active role in the area of immigration enforcement to use identity laws and similar statutes to target undocumented workers.

The decision is a win for the Trump administration, which supported Kansas in the case, and it comes as President Donald Trump has made immigration enforcement a cornerstone of his agenda.

This story is breaking and will be updated.

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