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Posted 10 months ago in Crime Government Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
Federal Courts Remain Open During Government Shutdown

The federal court system will remain open – for a bit, anyway – in spite of the government shutdown, with cases being processed more slowly and access to justice being harmed.   10-Day Window “In the event of a government shutdown on October 1, 2013, the federal Judiciary will remain open for business for approximately 10 business days,” according to a statement from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. “On or around October 15, 2013, the Judiciary will reassess its …

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Posted 10 months ago in Immigration by Aaron Kase  
Undocumented Immigrant Seeks License to Practice Law

Sergio C. Garcia wants to be a lawyer. He’s taken his law school classes and passed the bar in California, but there’s one problem — although he came to the United States from Mexico when he was less than two years old, he is an undocumented immigrant and potentially could be blocked from receiving his license to practice law. The California Supreme Court heard oral arguments recently over whether the state can admit him to the bar or not. California …

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Posted 1 year ago in Criminal Law Immigration by Michele Bowman  
Federal Appeals Court Blocks Most of SC Immigration Law

Most of South Carolina’s legislative attempt to control illegal immigration will remain blocked, for now, after the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on July 23 ruled that federal immigration laws exclusively govern the issue.   State Can’t Criminalize Harboring or Fake Papers South Carolina’s SB 20 made it a felony to transport or harbor illegal immigrants in order to avoid detection or help them get into the country. It also criminalized the failure of noncitizens to carry registration papers …

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Posted 1 year ago in Immigration Labor and Employment by John McCarthy  
System to Track Immigrants Needs Major Overhaul [Video]

  Comprehensive immigration reform demands a system that can instantaneously and accurately check an employee’s immigration status. That would require an enormous expansion of the current system, eVerify. In his video news story, Lawyers.com journalist John McCarthy reports that immigration attorneys say without massive improvement, eVerify will inevitably cause even more mistakes in denials of citizenship, inconveniences and unfair hiring practices. Marketa Lindt, a partner at Sidley & Austin in Chicago and a leading authority in immigration and employer enforcement, …

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Posted 1 year ago in gun rights Immigration by Michele Bowman  
Legal Aliens Have Right to Carry Concealed Weapons, Courts Say

A gun rights group is fighting in court to arm legal immigrants, filing lawsuits over the Second Amendment’s application to those who are in the country legally and want to tote weapons. In Nebraska and New Mexico, the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) says gun laws that restrict conceal carry permits to U.S. citizens unconstitutionally prohibit legal immigrants from carrying concealed weapons. And judges are agreeing.   One State at a Time  In New Mexico, on Mar. 30, a federal court issued …

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