Wednesday, March 5
(Washington, DC) -- The U.S. Supreme Court will not consider two immigration cases from Texas and Pennsylvania. In so doing, justices rejected efforts by two towns to revive local statutes which cracked down on illegal immigration. Appeals court rulings said the two local laws were trumped by federal immigration laws. Officials in the two towns argued that the local laws were needed because the federal government is not doing its job on immigration control. In declining to consider the cases, the high court avoids wading into the contentious national debate over illegal immigration.