Thursday, February 21, 2008

Isn’t this judge amazing and refreshing.

"Here is a Federal Judge who is making the correct decisions for all of the right reasons. I applaud him. " Tim Richardson

Judge denies injunction during appeal of state's employer sanctions ruling
By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
Tucson , Arizona | Published: 02.19.2008

PHOENIX -- A federal judge on Tuesday refused to block prosecutors from enforcing Arizona 's employer sanctions law while foes ask the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn it.

Judge Neil Wake, who earlier this month ruled the statute is valid, said the potential hardships on employers and others forced to follow the law is "minimal.'' He said there is only a small cost for companies to obtain the necessary equipment to run computer checks on the legal status of new workers.

Conversely, Wake said putting the law on "hold'' could financially damage the state.

In his Tuesday ruling, the judge cited a study commissioned by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office by George Borjas, a professor of economic and social policy at Harvard University , which showed legal Arizona workers lose $1.4 billion a year because companies hire undocumented employees at lower costs.

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