Ariz. governor enacts rigid penalties for illegal hiring

PHOENIX Citing the federal government’s failure to hammer out immigration reform, Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano enacted a law Monday that levies stringent penalties on restaurateurs and other employers who fail to verify the legal status of their workers.

Under the new rules, employers face the risk of losing their business licenses if they knowingly hire illegal immigrants. A second offense could result in permanent revocation of a business license, effectively

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