Immigration Law

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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

Defense Contractor Detained Migrant Children in Vacant Phoenix Office Building
Posted on 9 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Aura Bogado, Ziva Branstetter and Vanessa Swales, Reveal, CIR, July 6, 2018 - "A major U.S. defense contractor quietly detained dozens of immigrant children inside a vacant Phoenix office building with dark windows, no kitchen and only a few toilets... Read More

Arizona Smuggling Statute Preempted By Federal Law
Posted on 9 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A federal judge has voided one of the last remaining sections of the controversial package of anti-immigration laws approved by Arizona lawmakers in 2010. The provision struck down Friday by U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton made it a state... Read More

Arizona Judge: Dreamers Entitled to In-State Tuition
Posted on 6 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Saying that federal law determines who is here legally, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled today that "dreamers'' are entitled to the same tuition rates as other Arizona residents. Judge Arthur Anderson rejected arguments... Read More

Arizona Border Fence Plan Dies for Lack of Cash
Posted on 9 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Bob Christie, AP, Nov. 9, 2015 - "Arizona lawmakers who hoped to build miles of fencing along the border with Mexico using millions of dollars in private money are pulling the plug nearly five years later after the state received just a fraction... Read More

Tags: Arizona , fence

DOJ Reaches Settlement With Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County
Posted on 20 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division announced today that it has reached a partial settlement in its civil rights lawsuit against Maricopa County, Arizona, and Maricopa County Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio. The settlement resolves... Read More

Arizona's SB 1070 'Show Me Your Papers' Law (Mostly) Bites the Dust
Posted on 16 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NILC, Sept. 15, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2016 CONTACT Juan Gastelum, National Immigration Law Center, 213-375-3149, gastelum@nilc.org Steve Kilar, ACLU of Arizona, 602-492-8540, skilar@acluaz.org Inga... Read More

Tags: SB 1070 , Arizona , nilc

Arizona Border Fence Plan Stalled After 3 Years
Posted on 11 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A plan by Republican Arizona lawmakers to build a mile of fencing along the border with Mexico using private money has stalled nearly three years after it was sanctioned by the Legislature. Private donations expected to fund the project dried up... Read More

Judge: Arizona's 'DREAMers' Can Keep Driver Licenses
Posted on 26 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A federal judge has decided to make permanent an injunction overturning Arizona’s ban on issuing driver’s licenses to young immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children and spared from deportation by President... Read More

Lawsuit Challenges Arizona Law Denying Driver Licenses to Survivors of Domestic Violence and Other Immigrants
Posted on 14 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NILC, Sept. 13, 2016 - " Immigrant and civil rights groups have filed a legal challenge to Arizona’s policy of denying certain lawfully present immigrants access to driver’s licenses. The National Immigration Law Center (NILC), the... Read More

USA to CA9: Let DREAMers Drive - (links updated)
Posted on 29 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services, Aug. 28, 2015 - "The Obama administration late Friday urged federal judges to spurn efforts by Arizona to once again deny licenses to drive to “Dreamers.” Assistant Attorney General Lindsey... Read More

CA9 on Arizona ID Theft Laws, Preemption: Puente Arizona v. Arpaio
Posted on 2 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Puente Arizona v. Arpaio, May 2, 2016 - "An immigrant advocacy organization, Puente Arizona, along with individual unauthorized aliens and taxpayers of Maricopa County (collectively “Puente”), challenge provisions of Arizona’s identity... Read More

Arizona S.B. 1070 News - Sept. 4, 2015 Order by Judge Bolton in Valle Del Sol v. Whiting
Posted on 7 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Arizona moves for summary judgment on each count except for Plaintiffs’ First Amendment challenge to the day labor provisions (Count Three). (See Arizona’s Mot. at 2.) Plaintiffs move for summary judgment on their First Amendment challenge... Read More

Lawsuit Charges Sex Discrimination, Age Discrimination in ICE Legal Department: Vroom v. Johnson
Posted on 12 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Plaintiff is a 59-year-old woman. She has been an attorney in the United States Government for 30 years, the last 26 of which have been with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and its predecessor agency, the U.S. Immigration & Naturalization... Read More

Ninth Circuit Says Federal Immigration Law Preempts Arizona's Attempt to Deny DLs to DACA Recipients: ADAC v. Brewer
Posted on 6 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ADAC v. Brewer, Apr. 5, 2016 - "In sum, we find that DACA recipients are similarly situated in all relevant respects to other noncitizens eligible for drivers’ licenses under Arizona’s policy. And Arizona’s refusal to rely on EADs... Read More