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Justices OK state charges for immigrants who use fake IDs


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court made it easier Tuesday for states to prosecute immigrants who use fake Social Security numbers to get a job.

The issue for the court was whether states could pursue the immigrants in court or had to leave those choices to the federal government, which typically has authority over immigration.

The court ruled 5-4, with conservatives in the majority, that nothing in federal immigration law prevents states from going after immigrants who use phony documents and numbers.

The Kansas Supreme Court had ruled that the federal government has exclusive authority...

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