Immigration Law

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Free, Public Virtual Events: Driving While Brown (New Book!)
Posted on 27 May 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Join top border journalists Jude Joffe-Block and Terry Greene Sterling as they discuss their new book, Driving While Brown: Sheriff Joe Arpaio versus the Latino Resistance . The book chronicles former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's unprecedented... Read More

Tags: arpaio , Arizona , border

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

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 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

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 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

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, Steve Kilar, ACLU of Arizona, 602-492-8540, Inga... Read More

Tags: SB 1070 , Arizona , nilc

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