The Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in the political fight over Arizona’s immigration law. Arizona’s law has met strong opposition from the Obama administration. At issue is whether states have any authority to step in to enforce immigration matters or whether that is the exclusive role of the federal government.  This is referred to as the constitutional question “pre-emption.”  The Obama administration sued Arizona after it passed a controversial law that sought to crack down on illegal immigration.  The question of whether the federal government, not the states, has the power to enforce immigration laws is at issue.  Full article.

Despite being a “melting pot” and a land of opportunity, immigrants are not always well-treated when they come to the U.S.  Immigrants are often passed over in the workplace despite Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 making it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex.  The law forbids discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment.  Please visit the EEOC’s website for further information.

Leeds Morelli & Brown, PC centers its practice on employment law.  Our firm has worked with individuals who fell victim to employment discrimination throughout Long Island and the New York City area.  For more information, contact Leeds, Morelli and Brown, PC at 1-800-585-4658 or 516-873-9550 for a free consultation.