Leftists claimed after the passage of Arizona's 1070 law that authorities inferior to the United States could not act in contradiction to U.S. immigration policy. However, as usual, the left contradict themselves. Yet once again, an authority inferior to the United States has decided that it will maintain its own policy supporting illegal immigration. This time it is the federally created government of the District of Columbia, to wit the DC Court of Appeals, which has decided that an illegal alien unlawfully employed can receive workers compensation benefits.
An illegal immigrant injured while working can receive workers' compensation, the District's highest court has ruled.The workers' compensation board awarded Gonzales benefits and the appeals court ruled that is legal under the District's workers compensation laws because, in part, doing so is "consistent with the principle that the [workers' compensation] Act is to be construed liberally to achieve its humanitarian purpose."
And the money quote:
Moreover, federal laws designed to deter illegal immigrants from coming to the U.S. do not usurp the local law, the appeals court said.