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Judge Blocks Arizona ID Theft Law Targeting Job-Seeking Immigrants

The LA Times reports that yesterday, a U.S. District Judge in Arizona enjoined the state from enforcing its identity theft laws that penalize undocumented immigrants for seeking employment, finding that the laws are preempted by corresponding federal statutes. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was using these laws to justify worksite raids, more than 80 of which have taken place since the Arizona Legislature passed the law in 2008.