"South Carolina's tough new immigration law, set to take effect Jan. 1,
is unconstitutional and invites police to engage in racial profiling,
seven civil rights groups and unions say in a federal complaint . Lead
plaintiff Lowcountry Immigration Coalition and others, including the
"In this action, the United States seeks to declare invalid and enjoin the enforcement of certain provisions of Act No. 69, as enacted by the State of South Carolina on June 27, 2011, because such provisions are preempted by federal law and therefore violate the Supremacy Clause of the United States...
"The Department of Justice challenged South Carolina’s recently passed immigration law, Act No. 69, in federal court today. In a complaint, filed in the District of South Carolina, the department
states that certain provisions of Act No. 69, as enacted by the state on
June 27, 2011, are...
"A Seattle-area man detained by immigration authorities for nearly
seven months now claims he was wrongly arrested at Sea-Tac Airport while
attempting to fly to Alaska. Describing his arrest as “an arbitrary and indefensible loss of
liberty,” attorneys for Haji Dukureh claims he...
"[W]hile it is unlikely that Gergel would block the entire law, questions
indicate he is considering blocking one provision that requires
immigrants to carry their paperwork that permits them to be in the
United States and another that requires police to check immigration
status. ... Gergel...
in Nashville is seeking to stop jailers across Tennessee from enforcing
a state law that requires them to investigate the immigration status of
any person who comes into a county or municipal detention facility. Public Chapter No. 1112, which passed in 2010 and took effect this...
"Jailers will no longer interview suspects about their birthplace and
citizenship after a state commission, facing pressure from a lawsuit,
scrapped immigration rules just two weeks into their implementation. The Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission voted
"A federal judge in South
Carolina has halted a lawsuit over the state's tough new immigration law
pending the outcome of a U.S. Supreme Court decision on a similar
challenge in Arizona. U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel issued the order Monday after
receiving requests to do so from...
"Nashville immigration attorney Elliott Ozment’s crusade against state
officials who attempt to enforce federal immigration law continued this
week with the filing of a federal lawsuit against Maury County
government and General Sessions Judge Bobby Sands. According
to the lawsuit...
"The Obama administration announced last week that it had made America
safer by arresting 3,100 illegal immigrants who have criminal records or
are immigration fugitives or immigration violators. Twenty-four of that
number were right here in New Hampshire. If it is true, that is
Arenas, et al. v. Napolitano, et al., Case No. SACV12-1137-JVS(MLGx) (United States District Court for the Central District of California)
"The 25-year old son of an immigrant from the Philippines, with his mother and her U.S. citizen spouse, today filed a class action lawsuit in federal court...
"The state of Alabama agreed Tuesday to settle the remaining challenges over its toughest-in-the-nation crackdown against illegal immigration, which has mostly been gutted by federal court decisions. The state and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a proposed settlement that would end a federal...
"The Justice Department's lawsuit against Alabama over the state's far-reaching immigration law has been settled, with seven provisions of the law permanently blocked, a DOJ spokeswoman said this afternoon. The settlement was signed today by U.S. District Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn...