The Supreme Court will consider an appeal against an Arizona law that requires employers to check the immigration status of potential workers against the federal E-Verify system. The court's ruling could affect similar E-Verify laws in 14 other states. The Arizona law was upheld by the California-based 9th U.S. Circuit Appeals Court in 2008, but critics say the Homeland Security-run system was intended for purely voluntary use and would be overstretched if all states mandated its use by employers.

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