November 26, 2014
by Brittany Felder
The Utah Attorney General's Office reached a settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Tuesday over a controversial immigration law. The "Utah Illegal Immigration Enforcement Act" was criticized as encouraging racial profiling as it allowed police officers to stop individuals ...[read more]
October 29, 2014
by Andrew Morgan
JURIST is seeking commentary on the legal basis, potential complications and long-term implications of proposed quarantines for those traveling from Ebola infected regions. Potential topics could include: Constitutionality of mandatory quarantine programs set up in New Jersey and New York ...[read more]
November 16, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Seton Hall University School of Law released a report on Tuesday examining the hardships created by the US asylum program. According to the Immigration Nationality Act (INA) and Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act, asylum seekers are not ...[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 31, 2013
by Sydney Normil
The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has reaffirmed that two anti-illegal immigration laws enacted in 2006 by Hazleton, Pennsylvania, are preempted by federal immigration law. On Friday the court permanently enjoined Hazleton's enforcement of the Illegal Immigration Relief Act Ordinance ( ...[read more]
July 21, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia on Friday dismissed a lawsuit seeking to scrap a key part of Georgia's sweeping anti-illegal immigration law. The lawsuit challenges a 2011 statute that gives police the option to investigate the immigration status of certain ...[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
The US government has made relatively few amendments to federal legislation dealing with undocumented immigration in the past few decades, despite the introduction of numerous pieces of legislation during the last 10 years. This has led individual states to begin formulating their own ways of ...[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]

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