Legal Alert: Arizona's New Immigration Law Takes Effect January 1, 2008

On December 7, 2007, Judge Neil Wake of the United States District Court, District of Arizona, dismissed the legal challenge filed against The Legal Arizona Workers Act ("H.B. 2779"). Judge Wake threw out the lawsuit because the plaintiffs sued the wrong defendants and because the plaintiffs had not sustained any harm as a result of the governor signing H.B. 2779 into law. Although the plaintiffs have vowed to file yet another lawsuit, Arizona employers should take steps to ensure they are in compliance on January 1, 2008.

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