As Congress wages a battle over illegal immigration, the Supreme Court is about to enter the fray in a context involving one of the law's most powerful weapons: RICO. A decade ago, Congress expanded the act's reach to include violations of federal immigration law. On April 26, the justices will consider whether a corporation and its outside recruiters, alleged to have engaged in the systematic recruiting and hiring of illegal workers, can constitute an "enterprise" under RICO.
High Court to Enter Illegal Worker Debate in RICO Case
The National Law Journal
April 20, 2006
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