They trim trees, mow lawns, care for the elderly, clean up and rebuild after hurricanes and floods — and they defend the Constitution, too. Immigrant day laborers, who are so often the targets of local laws meant to sweep them off street corners, keep battling in court to defend their right to seek work, and they keep winning. On Monday, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a decision by a federal district judge to block the parts of Arizona’s immigration law that criminalize day laborers, calling those provisions an unconstitutional restriction on free speech.

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