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More time sought to mull HB 1804 appeal

More time sought to mull HB 1804 appeal

Both sides are weighing a ruling that halted enforcement of two of the law's provisions.

Tulsa World

By ROBERT BOCZKIEWICZ World Correspondent

Published: 2/11/2010 2:27 AM
Last Modified: 2/11/2010 4:57 AM

DENVER — Both sides in the fight over employment provisions of Oklahoma's immigration-control law want more time to decide whether to ask an appeals court to reconsider last week's decision.

The state, defending the provisions of House Bill 1804 that crack down on hiring illegal immigrants, and business groups that oppose the provisions say they still are trying to evaluate the decision fully.

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled Feb. 2 that the state cannot enforce two employment provisions in House Bill 1804 but allowed a third employment part of the law to be enforced.

The court ruled 3-0 against portions of the state law that:

Prohibit firing workers who are legally in the country while retaining workers who are in the country illegally... FULL ARTICLE


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