Immigration Law

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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

CA9 on SB1070: Valle del Sol v. Whiting
Posted on 4 Mar 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Arizona's SB 1070 Suffers Another Body Blow
Posted on 1 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Avoid Faction, Use Discretion: Just Say 'No' to SB 1070
Posted on 24 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

The Case of the 22 Lewd Chinese Women
Posted on 24 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Utah Immigration Law Could Hinge on Fate of Arizona’s
Posted on 1 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

An Invitation to Abuse and Chaos
Posted on 24 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Tags: SB 1070 , Arizona

Debate: How States Should Approach Immigration
Posted on 24 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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

Tags: SB 1070 , Arizona

Legal Jiu-Jitsu? - Let SB 1070 Stand, Then Wither
Posted on 24 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Tags: SB 1070 , Arizona

Arizona Orders Immigration Law Training for Police
Posted on 13 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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. ..... 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

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

Judge: Arizona Residents Have Standing to Challenge SB 1070
Posted on 31 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Another Setback for Arizona's SB 1070
Posted on 5 Mar 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More