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Supreme Court Rejects Arizona Voting Law Requiring Proof of Citizenship

"Arizona may not require documentary proof of citizenship from prospective voters, the Supreme Court ruled in a 7-to-2 decision on Monday. Justice Antonin Scalia, writing for the majority in Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, No. 12-71, said a federal law requiring states to “accept...

CA9 on BIA 'Shell Game' - Zhao v. Holder

"Absent some reasoned explanation appropriate to the particular circumstances, the BIA simply cannot shift its proof requirements. To do so is to subject petitioners to an administrative shell game. Therefore, under the circumstances presented by this case, it was contrary to law and an abuse of...

The Undocumented American: Fundamentalist Parents Deprive Child of Proof of Birth in Texas?

"Texas-born teen Alecia Faith Pennington claims to be a U.S. citizen, but she can’t prove it. In a video posted to her YouTube account (see video, below), Pennington says that she has no birth certificate, no medical records, no school records, and no social security number. She's not...