Court refuses to reconsider Okla. immigration law
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A federal appeals court is refusing to
reconsider its ruling that prohibits Oklahoma from enforcing parts
of a law that targets illegal immigrants.
A three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled
Feb. 2 that two provisions in the law are not enforceable.
One provision would prohibit employers from keeping undocumented
workers while firing legal workers. The other would require
businesses that work with private contractors to get documentation
that workers are in the country legally or withhold taxes at the
The case now returns to federal Judge Robin Cauthron in Oklahoma
City to decide whether to make her preliminary injunction against
the law a permanent injunction.