Could Suggesting an Undocumented Immigrant Stay in the Country Put You in Jail? The Supreme Court Will Decide 

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The Supreme Court will look into United States vs. Sineneng-Smith, a significant immigration case that uses a little-used provision to forbid someone from encouraging an undocumented immigrant to stay in the country (Shutterstock).

The US Supreme Court could make it a crime to encourage undocumented immigrants to stay in the U.S.

The Supreme Court has decided to take up United States vs. Sineneng-Smith, a case that uses the provision of forbidding “encourag[ing] or induc[ing] an alien to … reside in the United States” when the person who is doing the encouraging knows that the person is undocumented and has no legal status in the U.S.

SCOTUS will now decide if the law fits with the First Amendment, The New York Times reported. Last year, Judge A. Wallace Tashima struck down the law in writing for a unanimous panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit…

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