The Supreme Court's support for an Arizona law that penalizes employers who hire illegal immigrants has garnered opposition from businesses, since similar laws could be passed in other states and potentially hamper economic growth. The court's ruling affirms the use of E-Verify, a Web-based program that enables businesses to check the eligibility of prospective employees. Arizona, South Carolina and Mississippi have already mandated its use, while some states require its use for government contracts only.

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