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Indigenous Border Activists Arrested, Thrown in Immigration Jail, Chained, Denied Lawyers
Posted on 23 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ryan Devereaux, The Intercept, Sept. 16, 2020 "Two indigenous women who were arrested by federal agents while attempting to block border wall construction in southern Arizona last week say they were chained and held incommunicado by the government... Read More

Tags: Arizona , border

Military-Style Raid in AZ: Border Patrol Detains 30+ People Receiving Care at Humanitarian Aid Station
Posted on 3 Aug 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

No More Deaths, Aug. 1, 2020 "Arivaca, AZ: Around sunset on July 31st, US Border Patrol raided No More Deaths’ humanitarian aid station, Byrd Camp, detaining over thirty people who were receiving medical care, food, water, and shelter from... Read More

DHS Triggers 'Remain in Mexico' Asylum Policy at Nogales, Arizona
Posted on 3 Jan 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Jan. 2, 2020 "Today, the Department of Homeland Security will begin processing migrants for return to Mexico under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) at the Nogales Port of Entry south of Tucson, Arizona. This brings the total number of... Read More

Arizona Border Activist Acquitted of Harboring
Posted on 21 Nov 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Astrid Galvan, Associated Press, Nov. 20, 2019 "An activist was quickly acquitted Wednesday on charges he illegally harbored two Central American immigrants at a southern Arizona camp operated by a humanitarian group. The verdict by a jury in... Read More

Bodies in the Borderlands: The Prosecution of Scott Warren
Posted on 7 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ryan Devereaux, The Intercept, May 4, 2019 "No More Deaths, also known as No Más Muertes, had published a scathing report, complete with video evidence, implicating the Border Patrol in the destruction of thousands of gallons of water left... Read More

Arizona Remand Yields Mixed Ruling in 'Papers' Case
Posted on 6 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Plaintiffs have not shown that they are likely to succeed on their facial challenges to Subsection 2(B) as a result of the Supreme Court’s opinion in the related case. Plaintiffs have shown that they are likely to succeed as to the merits... Read More

Supreme Court on Preemption: Arizona v. United States
Posted on 25 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Supreme Court to Decide Fate of Arizona's SB 1070
Posted on 18 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The US Supreme Court announced on December 12 that it would review an appellate court's decision that halted implementation of several key provisions of the controversial Arizona immigration enforcement law, SB 1070. The high court's... Read More

The Undocubus: No Papers, No Fear
Posted on 30 Jul 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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 Read More

Arizona v. U.S. Oral Argument Recap
Posted on 25 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Podcast: Dan Kowalski Interviews Bernard Wolfsdorf on President Obama’s Speech at American University on Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Posted on 3 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

On July 1, 2010 President Barack Obama gave a major speech at American University, calling for comprehensive immigration reform. The White House followed up immediately with a media roundtable . Advocacy groups such as the National Immigration Law Center... Read More

Tags: Arizona

Arizona's 'Dreamer' License Ban Affects U.S. Citizens
Posted on 25 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"John Roberts, a retired postal worker from Topeka, tried to use his Kansas driver’s license to apply for an Arizona driver’s license after relocating to Waddell, a community west of Phoenix. “I was told, ‘We don’t accept... Read More

Dreaming in Arizona: Can Prosecutorial Discretion Co-Exist With 'Show Me Your Papers?'
Posted on 26 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"It is indeed unfortunate that despite noting the role of the federal government in formulating immigration policy, the Court did not, at least for the moment, invalidate 2(B), which essentially legalizes racial profiling. ... It does not require... Read More

The Arizona Disconnect
Posted on 30 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"It should be readily apparent that there is a serious disconnect between the public debate over Arizona's SB 1070, as well as similar state immigration enforcement laws, and the legal arguments in the Court. This is not entirely surprising... Read More

Immigration Detention By the Numbers
Posted on 15 Nov 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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