Federal court nixes criminalizing speech that encourages illegal immigration

The 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that a federal law criminalizing encouragement of undocumented immigrants to enter or remain in the U.S. was an unconstitutional violation of free speech. (Reuters, July 13, 2022, by Daniel Wiessner)

The case involved prosecution of two men who planned to employ noncitizens in construction. Federal appeals courts are split over the issue, the 4th Circuit upheld the law in 2011 and the 9th Circuit struck it down in 2018. (ABA Journal, Jul 15, 2022, by Debra Cassens Weiss)

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