October 17, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The Louisiana Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a state law that made it a crime for non-US citizens to drive a vehicle without carrying proof of lawful immigration status. The court found that the state law is preempted by federal law under the US Supreme Court's recent decision in Arizona v. ...[read more]
October 9, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday affirmed a preliminary injunction against a portion of Arizona's controversial immigration law. The provision in question makes it illegal to transport, shield or harbor an undocumented immigrant within Arizona borders, creating a separate ...[read more]
July 21, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
On April 25, 2012, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Arizona v. United States. On June 25, 2012, the Court decided the legal fate of Arizona's highly controversial immigration laws, more commonly referred to as SB 1070. The Court ruled that three sections of the law intruded ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
Although not directly addressed in the imminent controversy of Arizona v. United States, issues of education and illegal immigration have confronted the US government for decades. The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act was first introduced in 2001 by Senator Orrin Hatch and ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
Prior to the passage of SB 1070, Arizona was the subject of an entirely different legal challenge involving illegal immigration, namely the legitimacy of the Legal Arizona Workers Act (LAWA). The law took effect in January 2008 and imposed sanctions on employers that utilized undocumented ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
Arizona & SB 1070 On April 23, 2010, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act into law, following the bill's quick approval in both the Arizona House and Senate. More commonly referred to as SB 1070, proponents argued that the legislation ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On April 25, 2012, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Arizona v. United States. On June 25, 2012, the Court decided the legal fate of Arizona's highly controversial immigration laws, more commonly referred to as SB 1070. The Court ruled that three sections of the law intruded ...[read more]
June 14, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On June 14, 2010, the US Conference of Mayors passed a resolution opposing SB 1070, the controversial Arizona immigration law, and supporting federal immigration reform. The organization, which represents thousands of cities larger than 30,000 people, passed the resolution at the annual meeting of ...[read more]
May 27, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Arizona ruled Friday that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his department engaged in unconstitutional racial profiling during the execution of immigration patrols. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) originally gave the Maricopa ...[read more]
May 10, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On May 10, 2012, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a discrimination suit in the US District Court for the District of Arizona against the Sheriff's Office of Arizona's Maricopa County and Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The claim alleged that Sheriff Arpaio and his office unlawfully and systematically ...[read more]

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