Immigration

AL Immigration Law Snubbed by Supreme Court

This lets stand a lower-court ruling against the law

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WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court has let stand a lower court's decision blocking states from prosecuting people who harbor or transport undocumented immigrants.

Similar provisions already exist in federal law, but many states have passed their own, tougher immigration laws and take immigration matters into their own hands.

By refusing to reconsider the case, the high court will let stand a federal appeals court's ruling last year that went against Alabama. That law garnered attention for another provision, thrown out by an appeals court, that targeted public school students in the country illegally.