ON THE CASE WHEN THE SUPREME COURT RULED
ImmigrationWorks was out in front in June 2012 when the Supreme Court issued a decision in Arizona v. United States, blocking most provisions of Arizona's controversial 2010 policing law and all but derailing the federalist revolution in immigration policymaking. ImmigrationWorks hosted two telephonic forums for its national constituency of engaged employers: the IW legal advisory committee and two of the nation's leading legal scholars reacted to the oral argument, laid out the stakes in the case and walked listeners through the decision days after it was issued. IW president Tamar Jacoby published eight op-ed pieces and appeared on national TV and radio. IW's annual report on the state legislative sessions was timed to appear the week of the decision and help reporters understand its significance. IW follow-up materials – a plain-language summary and talking points – are available to employers and others in the states preparing for yet another round of legislative skirmishing in the wake of the decision.