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Arizona Immigration Measures Renew Debate
Posted on 7 May 2010 by Matthew Bender Editorial Staff

Arizona Governor Janice Brewer signed a controversial immigration bill into law on April 23, sparking a renewed interest in the immigration debate. President Obama was immediately critical of the legislation that, in his words, “threaten[s] to undermine... Read More

Phoenix Suns To Be ‘Los Suns’ Tonight In Response To Immigration Law
Posted on 5 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Reacting to Arizona’s recently passed immigration law, which takes effect in August, the Phoenix Suns will take the court tonight for Game Two of their NBA playoff matchup with the San Antonio Spurs wearing jerseys with their name in Spanish, CNN... Read More

U.S. High Court Hears Arguments On Arizona Statute On Hiring Of Illegal Aliens
Posted on 9 Dec 2010 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- An Arizona statute that imposes sanctions on employers who hire unauthorized aliens must be ruled as invalid under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), Carter G. Phillips of Sidley Austin in Washington argued Dec... Read More

Judge Blocks 4 Provisions Of Arizona Immigration Law
Posted on 29 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX -- A federal judge in Arizona on July 28 stopped four provisions of Arizona's new, controversial immigration law from going into effect ( United States of America v. State of Arizona, et al. , No. CV 10-1413-PHX-SRB, D. Ariz.). They are... Read More

Split U.S. High Court Upholds Arizona's Alien Employment Statute
Posted on 26 May 2011 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) An Arizona statute that imposes sanctions on employers who hire unauthorized aliens is not preempted by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), a split U.S. Supreme Court ruled May 26 ( Chamber of Commerce... Read More

Arizona Governor Countersues Federal Government
Posted on 11 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) Gov. Jan Brewer sued the federal government Thursday for failing to control Arizona's border with Mexico and enforce immigration laws, and for sticking the state with huge costs associated with jailing illegal immigrants who commit... Read More

Nebraska City Suspends Immigration Law, Goes To Court
Posted on 28 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

FREMONT, Neb. - (AP) A Nebraska city suspended its voter-approved ban on hiring or renting property to illegal immigrants, but opponents still want a federal judge to block the ordinance until all legal fights are resolved. Groups challenging the ordinance... Read More

2 Arizona City Councils Vote To Sue Over Immigration Law
Posted on 5 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – (AP) The Tucson and Flagstaff city councils voted Tuesday to sue Arizona over its tough new immigration law, citing concerns about enforcement costs and negative effects on the state's tourism industry. They are the first... Read More

ACLU Sues Feds For Shackling Immigrant Detainees
Posted on 18 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups have filed a lawsuit i n San Francisco federal court seeking to stop a practice in which alleged illegal immigrants are shackled at the feet, waist and wrists while appearing in... Read More

Feds Oppose Merger Of Immigration Law Challenges
Posted on 28 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) Lawyers for the U.S. Justice Department oppose a request to merge their challenge to the new Arizona immigration law with a lawsuit by a police officer who also is seeking to overturn the law. The federal lawyers oppose Phoenix police Officer... Read More

Arizona Sheriff Defends Immigration Law
Posted on 14 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - (AP) An Arizona sheriff known for his tough stance on illegal immigration defended his state's new immigration-enforcement law Tuesday as he stumped for the Kansas secretary of state candidate who helped write it. Maricopa County... Read More

AP: $500,000 Donated To Arizona To Defend Immigration Law
Posted on 9 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) Retirees and other residents from all over the country were among those who donated nearly $500,000 to help Arizona defend its immigration enforcement law, with most chipping in $100 or less, according to an analysis of documents obtained... Read More

Judge Blocks Parts Of Arizona Immigration Law
Posted on 29 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) A federal judge stepped into the fight over Arizona's immigration law at the last minute Wednesday, blocking the heart of the measure and defusing a confrontation between police and thousands of activists that had been building for... Read More

Groups Sue To Block Alabama Illegal Immigration Law
Posted on 11 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - (AP) Civil rights groups sued Friday in federal court to block Alabama's new law cracking down on illegal immigration, which supporters and opponents have called the strictest measure of its kind in the nation. The lawsuit , filed... Read More

Appeal Pending, Arizona Shelves Idea Of Changing Immigration Law
Posted on 18 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) Arizona legislators are setting aside Gov. Jan Brewer's suggestion that lawmakers consider changing parts of the state's controversial immigration law. Brewer on July 30 floated the idea of making "tweaks" to the law shortly... Read More