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Louisiana asks Supreme Court to rule on migrants, census

Arguing that counting unauthorized migrants and temporary visa holders in the 2010 census resulted in Louisiana losing a congressional seat, Attorney General James D. "Buddy" Caldwell filed an original action in the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 14, 2011, asking the Court to to "require the...

Immigration Detention By the Numbers

Fact sheets for Texas , Arizona , California and Louisiana , by Human Rights First.

La. Ct. App. on 'Driving While Undocumented' Statute, Preemption: State v. Sarrabea

"Defendant argues La.R.S. 14:100.13 is an unconstitutional attempt to preempt federal law because it attempts to preempt the field of alien registration which is occupied by federal law. Thus, he asserts, the trial court lacked jurisdiction to convict him. In support of this assertion Defendant...

Louisiana Supreme Court on Preemption: State v. Sarrabea

"After review of the relevant law, both statutory and jurisprudential, and despite its laudable goal aimed at preventing acts of terrorism, we are constrained to find, based on the Supreme Court case of Arizona v. United States, 132 S.Ct. 2492 (2012), that La. R.S. 14:100.13 operates in the field...

ICE Arrests, Indicts 32 in Immigration RICO Case

"A task force of federal, state and local law enforcement Thursday began arresting 32 defendants charged with racketeering and immigration violations throughout Texas and Louisiana. ... According to court documents [ indictment 1 | indictment 2 ], two employment referral businesses operating out...

CA3 Upholds 2011 H-2B Wage Rule: Louisiana Forestry v. DOL

"Appellants, a group of associations representing employers in non-agricultural industries, claim that the Department of Labor exceeded its authority by enacting a regulation governing the calculation of the minimum wage a U.S. employer must offer in order to recruit foreign workers under the H...

Third Circuit Upholds Labor H-2B Regulations & Confuses Agency Rulemaking Jurisdiction

"The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently upheld the Department of Labor (DOL) promulgation of regulations governing the calculation of the minimum wage a United States employer must offer to recruit non-agricultural foreign workers under the Department of Homeland Security...