U.S. Supreme Court Turns Away Illegal Immigrant Case

March 2, 2011 (PLANSPONSOR.com) –The U.S. Supreme Court has rebuffed requests to hear a case revolving around whether federal law bars employers paying workers compensation benefits mandated by a state to an illegal immigrant.

Records at the high court say justices formally turned down the review request on Monday,

Justices were being asked to consider in Vaughan Roofing & Sheet Metal L.L.C. vs. Antonio Garcia Rodriguez whether the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 trumps state laws that require employers to provide workers comp benefits to injured workers, according to Business Insurance.

Rodriguez was a roofer hurt in 2004 when he fell from a roof, court records state. Louisiana’s 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that three parties, including Vaughan Roofing, were liable for providing benefits, Business Insurance said.