Kansas v. Garcia
United States Supreme Court
140 S. Ct. 791, 206 L. Ed. 2d 146 (2020)
Three aliens (defendants) who were unauthorized to work in the United States were convicted under Kansas (state) (plaintiff) state law for using other people’s Social Security numbers on state and federal tax-withholding forms submitted as part of their employment. All three aliens were discovered after gaining employment. The aliens appealed their convictions through the state court system, and the Kansas Supreme Court reversed all three convictions. The state court found that the Kansas identity-theft laws were preempted by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). The state appealed the ruling to the United States Supreme Court.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Alito, J)
Concurrence (Thomas, J.)
Concurrence/Dissent (Breyer, J.)
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