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Update from Alabama: Attorney General Posts Guidance on the Toughest Immigration Law in the Nation

" Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange announced that he has established a special webpage for providing updates and information on Alabama’s new immigration law, Act No. 2011-535, which is widely considered to be the toughest in the nation. Signed into law on June 9, 2011, the...

DOJ to Alabama: Step away from the schoolhouse door

DOJ response to Alabama's demand for citation of legal authority to collect information on the new Alabama immigration law. - DOJ, Nov. 4, 2011 .

Standing in the schoolhouse door

"Surely Alabama’s attorney general, Luther Strange, did not mean to summon the memory of Gov. George Wallace when he picked a fight with the Department of Justice last week over the state’s new immigration law. Surely no law-enforcement official of his stature would have responded...

CA9 on Authority to Terminate Asylum: Nijjar v. Holder

"We address whether the Department of Homeland Security has authority to terminate an alien’s asylum status, and conclude that it does not. ... Congress did not confer the authority to terminate asylum on the Department of Homeland Security. Congress conferred that authority exclusively on...

N. Carolina Attorney General Opinion: DACA Grantees 'Legally Present' for DL Purposes

"Based upon our review of the historical background and legal concepts applicable to prosecutorial discretion and deferred status in the enforcement of immigration laws, we believe that individuals who present documentation demonstrating a grant of deferred action by the United States government...

North Carolina to Issue Driver Licenses to DACA Grantees

"The state Division of Motor Vehicles will comply with a state attorney general’s opinion and issue driver’s licenses to thousands of young [unauthorized] immigrants who are eligible to drive because of a federal program that gives them temporary protection from deportation, Transportation...

Minn. Attorney General Sues Immigration Scammer

"The Minnesota Attorney General's Office has filed a lawsuit against against a woman and her companies for allegedly posing as an attorney and charging immigrants thousands of dollars for legal work on immigration matters that she was not authorized to perform. The lawsuit was filed against...

Cal. Atty. Gen. on ICE Detainers: Bulletin

"Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today issued an information bulletin to California law enforcement agencies that provides updated information on their responsibilities and potential liability for complying with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) federal detainer requests for undocumented...

New York Announces $2.2 Million Restitution Fund For Victims Of Immigration Scam

"Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that thousands of victims who were defrauded by two immigration services organizations, the International Immigrants Foundation, Inc. (IIF) and the International Professional Association, Inc. (IPA), could begin applying for compensation from...

Wa. State Attorney General Takes Action to Support Legal Representation for Children in Deportation Hearings

"Attorney General Bob Ferguson yesterday asked the U.S. District Court in Seattle, Wash. for permission to file an amicus, or “friend of the court,” brief in the J.E.F.M. v. Holder lawsuit. Ferguson believes that unaccompanied immigrant children — children under the age of 18 who...