Koster Leads Fight to Uphold 2007 AZ Immigration Law
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Attorney General's Office is asking the United States Supreme Court to uphold Arizona's controversial immigration law which penalizes employers of illegal immigrants.
Missouri is leading a coalition of 13 states interested in supporting the law.
The group argued in court documents that states have had the authority to license and regulate businesses for a long time.
Next month, the Supreme Court will hear both sides' arguments regarding Arizona's 2007 law.
Other states supporting Arizona include Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah and Virginia.