Agriculture and Migration After Arizona

Martin, Philip L.

from ARE Update Vol. 16, No. 1, Sep/Oct, 2012

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The U.S. Supreme Court in June 2012 upheld the show-me-your-papers provision of Arizona's SB 1070 law while reaffirming the federal government's authority over immigration policy making. The Court, which in May 2011 upheld another Arizona law that required all employers to use the Internet-based E-Verify to check the legal status of new hires, may have opened the door for more states to enact laws to crack down on unauthorized foreigners. There is unlikely to be significant federal legislation immigration legislation in 2012 and perhaps not in 2013–14.


Immigration policy, SB 1070, Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act, farm labor, illegal migration, E-Verify


Martin, Philip L. 2012. "Agriculture and Migration After Arizona." ARE Update 16(1): 6-8. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.