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Many state and local governments are enacting their own immigration-related laws and ordinances because they feel the federal government is lacking in these areas. Such actions at the state and local levels raise constitutional questions. Zota discusses these constitutional issues.
The 2011 General Assembly enacted legislation requiring counties, municipalities, and businesses that employ 25 or more workers to use the federal E-Verify program to verify the work authorization of new hires. This bulletin describes the provisions of the new legislation, provides information on requirements of E-Verify and how the program works, and discusses the impact of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision and whether the new legislation may conflict with federal law.
This bulletin provides state and local officials with an introduction to immigration law, policy and procedures, and provides a broad picture of non-citizens in North Carolina.
In a question and answer format, this bulletin provides law enforcement and other government officials with guidance related to U visa certification for noncitizen crime victims who have been helpful in the investigation or prosecution of the crime.
Public employers are subject to the same laws and regulations designed to limit the employment of unauthorized immigrant workers. This bulletin provides an introduction to issues such as understanding the I-9 work authorization form, how to respond to the \"no-match\" letter, and deciding whether or not to participate in the E-Verify program.
Many states and localities are enacting their own immigration-related laws and ordinances. Such laws raise a number of constitutional issues, including federal preemption issues. What is the permissible scope of state and local action in this area? When are state and local immigration laws preempted by federal law? This bulletin explains general preemption principles and provides an analytical tool for determining whether proposed or enacted immigration-related laws may be preempted (and thus invalidated) by federal laws.