Courts | To determine future sentencing for illegal immigrants, the Supreme Court will hear a case on identity theft
by Emily Belz
Posted 10/20/08, 12:00 am
WASHINGTON-The Supreme Court Monday agreed to hear a case on whether illegal immigrants on trial can be prosecuted for aggravated identity theft if they didn't know that their fabricated identifications were stealing a real person's identity.
In May hundreds of undocumented workers were arrested in a raid on a meatpacking plant in Iowa. Federal courts have split on decisions on what kind of accusations can be brought against these immigrants and others already under prosecution.