LexisNexis Immigration Author Stephen Yale-Loehr Quoted in the Media

Stephen Yale-Loehr, co-author of Immigration Law and Procedure , the flagship immigration treatise from LexisNexis-Matthew Bender, Adjunct Professor of Law, Cornell Law School, of counsel, Miller Mayer LLP, Ithaca, New York, is quoted on immigration issues in The New York Times , The Wall Street Journal...

In Fight Over SB 1070, Arizona Makes an All-Too-Familiar Case to the Supreme Court

"The Supreme Court case involving Arizona SB 1070 has officially entered the home stretch. On Friday, the Justices announced that oral arguments will take place on the fourth Wednesday in April, making it the final case to be heard this term. Yesterday, Arizona filed its much-anticipated...

Arizona's SB 1070 Suffers Another Body Blow

"A federal judge blocked police in Arizona from enforcing a section of the state's 2010 immigration enforcement law that prohibited people from blocking traffic when they seek or offer day labor services on streets. U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton ruled Wednesday that groups seeking...

SB 1070 in the Supreme Court: Three views of what may happen and what it would mean

"Will the Supreme Court decide once and for all whether states can go it alone in immigration enforcement, or rule that enforcing immigration laws is the strictly the job of the federal government? It’s unlikely that the high court will issue a ruling on SB 1070 until June, unless ...

The Case of the 22 Lewd Chinese Women

"About a century and a half ago ... California set out to seal its borders against unwelcome arrivals. As today, the state’s immigration code met legal challenges, and the resulting Supreme Court decision helped firmly establish federal authority over immigration. One critical case...

Debate: How States Should Approach Immigration

Six pundits opine on SB 17 and Arizona v. U.S. - New York Times, Apr. 22, 2012 .

An Invitation to Abuse and Chaos

"Arizona’s cold-blooded immigration statute was enacted in 2010 to bring about “attrition through enforcement” — to make life so harsh for undocumented immigrants that they would be driven out of the state. It invites unfettered racial profiling and the abuse of police...

Legal Jiu-Jitsu? - Let SB 1070 Stand, Then Wither

"One of federalism’s core virtues is the possibility of competition among states. Competition in this context is likely to vindicate pro-immigrant policies. We should hold our noses and hope the Supreme Court lets S.B. 1070 stand, so we can watch it wither away on its own." - Peter...

Avoid Faction, Use Discretion: Just Say 'No' to SB 1070

"Warning against the danger of faction in his famous Federalist Paper No. 10, James Madison sought to moderate the impact through the diffusion of power amongst the three branches of the federal government as well as between state and federal authority. This coming Wednesday, the United ...

Arizona v. U.S. - The Links

In preparation for today's oral argument at the Supreme Court, here is the master link .

Arizona v. U.S. Oral Argument Recap

"It did not take long for Justice Antonin Scalia to side with Arizona, and it was not much later that Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., showed that he, too, was inclined that way. Justice Clarence Thomas, who said nothing during the argument, is known to be totally opposed to the kind...

Utah Immigration Law Could Hinge on Fate of Arizona’s

"Karen Tumlin, managing attorney with NILC, said HB497 would be unconstitutional because it would require a person to wait while local police verified legal status — even after the original reason for a stop had been resolved by either issuing a citation or not finding enough evidence...

Judge: Arizona Residents Have Standing to Challenge SB 1070

"A federal judge has set the stage for a new challenge to Arizona’s immigration law if the U.S. Supreme Court rejects the one it has before it now. In a 20-page ruling , U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton said that various Arizona residents have legal standing to challenge the...

Arizona Orders Immigration Law Training for Police

"Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Tuesday ordered the redistribution of materials to train police to enforce the state's tough immigration crackdown, in a sign that she expects the Supreme Court to endorse the measure in coming days. ... Brewer ordered the redistribution of training materials...

Supreme Court on Preemption: Arizona v. United States

"The question before the Court is whether federal law preempts and renders invalid four separate provisions of the state law. ... The issue is whether, under pre­emption principles, federal law permits Arizona to imple­ment the state-law provisions in dispute. ... Section 3 of S. B. 1070...

The Undocubus: No Papers, No Fear

A new chapter in civil disobedience is being written, rooted in resistance to Arizona's SB 1070 and similar state laws. Links: Puente's "Undocubus" Set to Travel to Democratic National Convention https://twitter.com/undocubus http://nopapersnofear.org/ https://www.facebook...

Arizona Federal Judge Ponders “Show Me Your Papers” Again

"A federal judge in Phoenix heard oral arguments Tuesday about whether a key provision of Arizona's immigration law should go forward. Though the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the provison could take effect, a coalition of civil rights groups is raising new challenges. The provision is Section 2B...

CA9 on SB1070: Valle del Sol v. Whiting

"Laws that limit commercial speech must not be more extensive than necessary to serve a substantial government interest. The district court correctly determined that, though Arizona has a significant government interest in promoting traffic safety, the day labor provisions fail Central Hudson’s...

Another Setback for Arizona's SB 1070

"Arizona’s sweeping anti-illegal-immigration law suffered another blow Monday when the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with day laborers looking for work in the state. A three-judge appellate panel unanimously upheld a lower court injunction that prevents the state from enforcing a...