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Federal Immigration Law Struck Down By Appeals Court

December 5th, 2018

A U.S. appeals court has struck down a federal immigration law that opponents warned could be used to criminalize a wide range of statements about illegal immigration. The law made it a felony for people to encourage an immigrant to enter or live in the U.S. if they knew the person would be doing so illegally. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that the law is unconstitutional because it criminalizes a substantial amount of protected speech.


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