US Immigration Laws State by State

    A day after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down most of the state of Arizona's controversial immigration law, we look at similar legislation aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration in other U.S. states.

    Since Arizona passed its law in 2010, more than two dozen states have considered Arizona-inspired immigration laws. Like Arizona, many states have also mandated the use of E-Verify - an online system run through the Social Security Administration and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services that allows employers to confirm the immigration status of workers.

    States that have passed Arizona-inspired laws:

    Alabama: Mandatory E-verify for all employees, inspired by Arizona bill. Requires verification of immigration status for public benefits. Partially blocked by lawsuits.

    Georgia: Mandatory E-verify for all employees, inspired by Arizona bill. Requires verification of immigration status for public benefits. Partially blocked by lawsuits.

    Indiana: Mandatory E-verify for public agencies inspired by Arizona bill. Mandatory E-verify for state contractors. Requires verification of immigration status for public benefits. Partially blocked by lawsuits.

    South Carolina: Mandatory E-verify for all employees inspired by Arizona bill was halted. Laws partially blocked by lawsuits. Requires verification of immigration status for public benefits.

    Utah: Mandatory E-verify for all employees. Legislation inspired by Arizona bill passed but enforcement has been blocked by lawsuits. Requires verification of immigration status for public benefits.

    States where Arizona-inspired legislation has been introduced but has not passed:

    California  
    Colorado   
    Florida   
    Idaho   
    Illinois
    Iowa
    Kansas   
    Kentucky
    Louisiana
    Maine     
    Michigan
    Minnesota:   
    Mississippi:  
    Missouri  
    Nebraska
    New Hampshire  
    North Carolina
    Oklahoma
    Pennsylvania  
    Rhode Island
    South Dakota  
    Tennessee
    Texas  
    Virginia
    West Virginia  
    Wisconsin    
    Wyoming     

    States that have not considered Arizona-inspired immigration legislation:

    Alaska
    Arkansas
    Connecticut
    Delaware
    Hawaii
    Maryland
    Massachusetts
    Montana
    Nevada
    New Jersey
    New Mexico
    New York
    North Dakota
    Ohio
    Oregon
    Vermont
    Washington

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