Taylor v. State, Feb. 28, 2018 -
"This is a post-conviction relief (PCR) matter in which Petitioner Gregg Taylor, a Jamaican citizen, pled guilty to a drug offense. Petitioner resided in South Carolina for years with his wife and two children...
SPLC, July 27, 2016 - "Foreign college students who paid thousands of dollars to spend their summer living and working in the United States as part of a federal cultural exchange program were exploited by a labor broker who used the program as a...
"[W]hile it is unlikely that Gergel would block the entire law, questions
indicate he is considering blocking one provision that requires
immigrants to carry their paperwork that permits them to be in the
United States and another that requires...
"In this action, the United States seeks to declare invalid and enjoin the enforcement of certain provisions of Act No. 69, as enacted by the State of South Carolina on June 27, 2011, because such provisions are preempted by federal law and therefore...
"We have held that Lowcountry Plaintiffs and the United States have made a clear showing that they are likely to succeed on the merits of their challenge to Sections 4, 5, and 6(B)(2) of Act 69. We further hold that the appellee-plaintiffs have made...
"In the first full year of mandatory immigration checks for SC workers, the state cited 323 businesses for failing to comply with the law. None of those businesses lost its license to operate in South Carolina, and none has been a repeat offender...
"South Carolina's tough new immigration law, set to take effect Jan. 1,
is unconstitutional and invites police to engage in racial profiling,
seven civil rights groups and unions say in a federal complaint . Lead
plaintiff Lowcountry Immigration...
"Today, MALDEF filed Rocha Herrera v. Finan in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina Spartanburg Division, against the board members of the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, asserting that they violate the Fourteenth...
"A federal judge in South
Carolina has halted a lawsuit over the state's tough new immigration law
pending the outcome of a U.S. Supreme Court decision on a similar
challenge in Arizona. U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel issued the order...
"The Department of Justice challenged South Carolina’s recently passed immigration law, Act No. 69, in federal court today. In a complaint, filed in the District of South Carolina, the department
states that certain provisions of Act No....
" A federal court today blocked key provisions of South Carolina's anti-immigrant law and recognized that harms could take place if police check a person's immigration status, inviting additional challenges of civil rights abuses. The decision...
"Legal immigrants and U.S citizens of Latino heritage in South
Carolina say they are worried that the state’s immigration law – on
track to go into effect Jan. 1 – will upend their lives. In a lawsuit filed earlier this month...
"A federal judge Thursday blocked enforcement of South Carolina's Arizona -style
anti-immigration law, siding with the Obama administration's argument
that three of the law's provisions unlawfully enter the federal
"A war has ignited between the Justice Department and several states
over their controversial new immigration laws, and Republican senators
are stepping into the fray, looking to prevent the Obama administration
from challenging these laws...
"Though South Carolina's new immigration law does not demand that schools
review the legal status of their students, the legislation has
generated uncertainty among students and their parents." - EFE/Fox News Latino, Nov. 16, 2011 .