(Oct. 10) U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco issued a preliminary injunction Oct. 10 to stop the Bush Administration from enforcing new rules on employers for hiring illegal immigrants.

The preliminary injunction against the “no-match” regulations announced in August by the Department of Homeland Security stays in effect until a higher court intervenes or until a lawsuit by labor unions challenging the no-match regulations goes to trial sometime next year, according to the Associated Press.

In his ruling, Breyer said the regulation would cause irreparable harm to businesses and their employers.

“Basically, we won,” said Robert Guenther, senior vice president of public policy for the United Fresh Produce Association, Washington, D.C.