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LexisNexis Immigration Author Stephen Yale-Loehr Quoted in the Media

Stephen Yale-Loehr, co-author of Immigration Law and Procedure , the flagship immigration treatise from LexisNexis-Matthew Bender, Adjunct Professor of Law, Cornell Law School, of counsel, Miller Mayer LLP, Ithaca, New York, is quoted on immigration issues in The New York Times , The Wall Street Journal...

Department of Justice official urges people to report problems from Alabama's new immigration law

"The assistant attorney general for the civil rights division of the U.S. Department of Justice was in Birmingham tonight to urge people to report possible civil rights violations stemming from Alabama's new immigration law." Birmingham News, Oct. 13, 2011 .

DOJ Concerned About Civil Rights Fallout From Alabama Law

"Justice Department officials met with civic and religious leaders in Alabama Friday morning. Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez told reporters that local leaders are concerned about reports of increased bullying in schools and a large absence of Hispanic students from classes. The section...

HB 56 Reigniting Civil Rights Movement in Alabama

"Scott Douglas, director of Greater Birmingham Ministries, a group that advocates for equal justice issues, said the outcry coming from Blacks, Whites, and Latinos against the new law is reactivating a civil rights movement that was born in Alabama half a century ago in response to black...

Sweet Home Alabama? Immigration and Civil Rights in the “New” South

"This essay contends that the civil rights implications for immigrants and Latinos raised by the state immigration laws are in many respects similar to the civil rights issues raised by Jim Crow for African-Americans. This is true even though the current litigation centers on federal preemption...

Settlement Reached in Landmark Civil Rights Case

"Twenty-three immigrant women workers who challenged English proficiency tests announced a settlement in their landmark federal civil rights case against a major multinational corporation. In the course of two trips to the U.S. Supreme Court, Rivera v. Nibco, Inc. created important national...

Alabama's bad road on immigration: Editorial

"Apparently, Alabama lawmakers felt they hadn't gone far enough last year when they enacted the most draconian immigration law in the nation, which, among other things, required schools to determine the immigration status of their students. Now, the Legislature has revised the law to...

Civil Rights Groups Target Alabama's Immigration Law

"Opponents of Alabama's stringent immigration law said their next phase of attack will include a new legal challenge and a "public education" campaign targeting the state's tourism and auto industries. Wade Henderson, CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights...

DOJ Files Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Alamance County, N.C., Sheriff’s Office

"The Justice Department today filed a civil rights lawsuit against Terry S. Johnson, in his official capacity as head of the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) in North Carolina. The complaint alleges that ACSO routinely discriminates against and targets Latinos for enforcement action...

Food Service Giant Flubs I-9s, Pays DOJ $250K+

"The Justice Department announced today that it reached an agreement with Centerplate Inc., resolving allegations that the company violated the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Centerplate, based in Spartanburg, S.C., is one of the largest hospitality companies...

Multiple Trafficking, RICO, Civil Rights Violations Lawsuits Filed on Behalf of H-2B Visa Workers

SPLC, May 21, 2013 : " A coalition of some of the nation’s most prestigious law firms today began filing a series of federal lawsuits to prosecute multiple human trafficking and racketeering allegations against a Gulf Coast marine services company and its network of recruiters and labor brokers...

Federal Judge Excludes ICE Agents from Deposition Room for Testimony Regarding Immigration Information in Civil Rights Case

Andrew Free writes - "See ... today's decision from Judge John S. Bryant, a Magistrate Judge in the Middle District of Tennessee. The Court previously granted Plaintiffs' motion for a protective order regarding their immigration status and that of third-party witnesses. ICE defendants'...

DACA Recipients: Learn About Your Right to Work - DOJ Flyer

"The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice has an office dedicated to ensuring that employers do not discriminate against individuals who are permitted to work in the U.S., including DACA recipients who have been granted work-authorization. Employers cannot ask DACA recipients...

DHS CRCL FY2015 Report to Congress

DHS, June 10, 2016 - "Highlights of CRCL’s key accomplishments during FY 2015 include: • Facilitating Engagement with Diverse Communities for DHS Senior Leadership; • Ensuring that Recipients of DHS Financial Assistance Comply with Civil Rights Requirements; • Working with...

Expert: Immigration Fight Could Spark New Civil Rights Era

Natalie Bruzda, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Feb. 6, 2017 - "Future decisions by the Trump administration on immigration enforcement could signal the next civil rights movement, a Cornell Law School professor told journalists Friday at an Education Writers Association seminar. “I think that...

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Blasts ICE Presence in Courthouses

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Apr. 24, 2017 - "Stationing ICE agents in local courthouses instills needless additional fear and anxiety within immigrant communities, discourages interacting with the judicial system, and endangers the safety of entire communities."