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Supreme Court Declines to Wade Into Preemption Question of Immigration Versus Workers' Compensation Benefits

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a case from Louisiana concerning workers' compensation benefits for an injured worker who was an illegal alien, and whether the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 preempts state law awards of workers' compensation benefits to illegal...

Pregúntele a Lambda Legal: Sus derechos como inmigrante con VIH

Por Scott Schoettes , director del Proyecto VIH de Lambda Legal P: Si tengo una prueba de VIH y resulta ser positiva, ¿seré deportado? R: En enero de 2010, gracias a los esfuer¬zos de los grupos que abogan por otros, incluyendo Lambda Legal, el gobierno de los Estados Unidos levantó...

Bender's Immigration Bulletin News From Oct. 15: District Court on U.S. Challenge to Alabama Law: Win Some, Lose Some

District Court on U.S. Challenge to Alabama Law: Win Some, Lose Some As summarized on page 1645, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama preliminarily enjoined parts of the recent Alabama statute known as the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act, or H.B. 56...

Immigrant Oscar Vazquez fought for right to fight for U.S.

"On July 5, a newly minted U.S. citizen, Oscar Vazquez, found himself in a plane over North Carolina preparing for his first jump as a member of the Army's Airborne unit. Being in that plane with his Airborne brothers fulfilled a dream Vazquez, 25, had had since he was in high school in...

Another Immigrant Dies in ICE Jail; 6th in FY12

VICTORVILLE, Calif. — "A Mexican national in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) passed away Sunday morning at Victor Valley Community Hospital where he had been undergoing treatment for pneumonia. Fernando Dominguez-Valivia, 58, originally came into ICE...

Gay, married immigrant spared from deportation

"A gay Costa Rican immigrant has been spared from deportation by a Houston immigration judge based in large part on his marriage to a U.S. citizen, the immigrant's attorney said. Judge Richard Walton on Thursday administratively closed the deportation case against David Gonzalez, an accountant...

US representatives support Fla. immigrant lawyer

"Eight members of Congress on Monday joined four former American Bar Association presidents in urging the state Supreme Court to grant a law license to an [unauthorized] immigrant whose parents brought him to the United States from Mexico on a visitor's visa when he was 9 years old. Seven...

It’s More Complicated Than “Legal vs. Illegal”: An Open Letter to Ruben Navarrette

Prerna Lal writes: "I enjoy your writing, probably more than most people. You hold President Obama accountable for his abhorrent immigration policies. You stick it to the Republicans for hating on immigrants because their hate has to do with the color of our skin. And you generally make a lot of...

For Immigrant Actor, Life Imitates Art...Until the End

"Tony Guerrero is preparing to celebrate a milestone in his acting career here and say goodbye at the same time. The occasion: Saturday night’s screening of “Undocumented Executive,” a low-budget comedy shot in the Atlanta area. Guerrero plays the main character, a naive [unauthorized...

America's Newest Billionaire Is An Immigrant: Meet Jan Koum

"Jan Koum picked a meaningful spot to sign the $19 billion deal to sell his company WhatsApp to Facebook earlier today. Koum, cofounder Brian Acton and venture capitalist Jim Goetz of Sequoia drove a few blocks from WhatsApp’s discreet headquarters in Mountain View to a disused white building...

Cyrus D. Mehta on Immigrant Power: Naturalized American Wins Boston Marathon

" Today is a day to celebrate. One year after the devastating bombings at the Boston Marathon, Meb Keflezighi won the Boston marathon. Keflezighi is a naturalized American . "I'm blessed to be an American and God bless America and God bless Boston for this special day," Keflezighi...