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Posted 4 years ago in Criminal Law Immigration by Michele Bowman  
Federal Appeals Court Blocks Most of SC Immigration Law

Most of South Carolina’s legislative attempt to control illegal immigration will remain blocked, for now, after the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on July 23 ruled that federal immigration laws exclusively govern the issue.   State Can’t Criminalize Harboring or Fake Papers South Carolina’s SB 20 made it a felony to transport or harbor illegal immigrants in order to avoid detection or help them get into the country. It also criminalized the failure of noncitizens to carry registration papers …

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