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Posted 1 year ago in Immigration by Michele Bowman  
Indiana Anti-Immigration Law Unconstitutional, Court Says

A federal court on Mar. 28 struck down an Indiana law, inspired by Arizona’s infamous SB 1070, that reportedly allowed police to arrest immigrants without warrants. With that lawsuit, immigrant advocate groups have basically shut down state efforts to pass laws that give police unfettered power to bust suspected illegal immigrants.   Indiana Can’t Create an Immigration Crime The Indiana law, SB 590, was passed in 2011. Two of its provisions were especially disturbing to immigrant advocate groups including the …

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Posted 1 year ago in Immigration by Janet Raasch  
New Rules Help Keep Immigrant Families Together

The road to a green card is now less burdensome for some spouses, children and parents of U.S. citizens. An executive order signed by President Barack Obama allows some undocumented immigrants who are applying for green cards to remain in the United States during most of this process. The new rules went into effect March 4, 2013.   Old Requirements Forced Separation Previously, immigration law required undocumented immigrants seeking a green card to leave the country and seek a visa …

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Posted 1 year ago in Government Immigration by Aaron Kase  
Supreme Court Weighs Ariz. Restrictions on Voter Registrations

The U.S. Supreme Court today heard arguments about whether states can require documents to register voters for federal elections above and beyond what the federal government itself deems necessary. In Arizona v. The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, the court will decide whether Arizona can enforce a law that compels would-be voters to show proof that they are U.S. citizens. Under the federal National Voter Registration Act, people who register to vote swear under penalty of perjury that they are …

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Posted 1 year ago in Government Immigration Litigation by Michele Bowman  
Ariz. Can’t Block Immigrant Day Laborers from Work, Court Says

Yet another part of Arizona’s controversial 2010 immigration law has been blocked from enactment – this time by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which on Mar. 4 said SB 1070’s targeting of “traffic obstructions” by day laborers violates their First Amendment right to commercial speech. A lower federal court in February 2012 issued an injunction blocking two of the law’s sections that make it illegal both to try, from a car, to hire day laborers and to be …

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Posted 1 year ago in Immigration by Aaron Kase  
Pink Driver’s Licenses for NC Immigrants

As the debate over comprehensive immigration reform rages on, states are deciding how they will treat immigrants who are allowed to stay and work in the country but still live in a murky limbo when it comes to legal status. North Carolina has come up with one solution: pink driver’s licenses. As of the end of January, the federal government had accepted nearly 400,000 applications and approved over 150,000 in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The memorandum issued …

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