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Kansas v. Garcia: Does the IRCA Preempt Some State Prosecutions?

Pratheepan Gulasekaram previews the upcoming Supreme Court case of Kansas v. Garcia, in which Kansas has appealed a ruling that the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act preempts the state’s prosecution of three immigrants who used stolen social security numbers to obtain employment. Gulasekaram contends that this case of immigration federalism “acutely presents” the conflict between federal and state authority over immigration. Read more here.