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Richard H. Chambers United States Court of Appeals, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Pasadena, California

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday struck down a federal law that made a potential felon out of anyone who “encourages or induces” undocumented immigrants to remain in the U.S. in violation of the country’s immigration laws.

The decision strikes down subsection iv of 8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(1)(A), which permits a felony prosecution against anyone who “encourages or induces an alien to come to, enter, or reside in the United States” if the offender knew, or recklessly disregarded “the fact that such coming to, entry, or residence is or will be in violation of law.”

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Ross Todd

Ross Todd is the Editor/columnist for the Am Law Litigation Daily. He writes about litigation of all sorts. Previously, Ross was the Bureau Chief of The Recorder, ALM's California affiliate. Contact Ross at [email protected] On Twitter: @Ross_Todd.

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