Highest court to hear challenge to Arizona hiring lawPosted: Updated:
The nation's charged debate over immigration is now being heard by the America's highest court.
Businesses and civil liberties groups are challenging an Arizona law that cracks down on employers who knowingly hire undocumented workers.
Currently, employers have to verify the eligibility of potential employees through a federal database called e-verify.
The Tucson chamber of commerce opposes the employer sanctions, but did not take part in that lawsuit.
"We want temporary worker programs so that we can fill the jobs that are needed for Arizona's and we need a way to verify our employees in the way that we have safe harbor if we use the system properly," says Paul Parisi of the Tucson Chamber of Commerce.
Arguments will take place in the supreme court term that begins in October.