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Unions Challenge S.C. Immigration Law

"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 Coalition and others, including the Service...

South Carolina Legal Immigrants Worry Law Will Subject Them to Profiling

"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 by a coalition of civil rights organizations –...

Legal Residents Fear South Carolina Immigration Law

"Naturalized Argentine immigrant Andrés Leone, a South Carolina resident since 2001, said that SB 20 opens the door to xenophobia against anyone who "sounds or looks different." "It's an uncertainty even for us documented Hispanics," Leone told EFE." - EFE...

Holder v. Haley: USA v. South Carolina - Complaint

"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 violate the Supremacy Clause of the United States...

Department of Justice Challenges South Carolina’s Immigration Law

"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. 69, as enacted by the state on June 27, 2011, are...

GOP Showdown With Justice Department Over Immigration

"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 as unconstitutional. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala....

Parents of Students Worry over South Carolina Immigration Law

"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 .

Federal court: South Carolina immigration law in 'direct conflict' with federal law

"[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 police to check immigration status. ... Gergel...

Federal Judge Blocks Key Sections of South Carolina Immigration Law

"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 government's turf. The decision from U.S. District Court Judge...

Federal judge halts S.C. immigration suit

"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 Monday after receiving requests to do so from...

Mixed Decision in South Carolina Immigration Law Case

" 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 affirms a December 2011 ruling that blocked...

S. Carolina Cites 300+ Businesses for Failure to Comply with E-Verify Mandate

"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, said Lesia Kudelka, a spokeswoman for the S.C Department...

CA4 Blocks Key Provisions of South Carolina Anti-Immigrant Law: USA v. S. Carolina

"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 a clear showing they will likely suffer irreparable...

Bible College President Charged with Forced Labor of Foreign Students

"Reginald Wayne Miller, the president and founder of Cathedral Bible College, is not allowed to set foot on the college campus in Marion or communicate with any of the school’s current or former foreign students as an investigation continues into allegations that Miller threatened to cancel...

Lawsuit Filed by U.S. Citizen Against S. Carolina re Tuition

"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 Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The Commission...

Scammer Takes $50K from Immigrant for Fake Papers

An Indonesian woman living in San Antonio, Texas, gives $50,000 to a scammer in South Carolina in exchange for.... Gannett, Nov 6, 2014 .

J-1 Students in South Carolina Exploited for Cheap Labor - SPLC Complaint

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 source of cheap labor for businesses in Myrtle Beach...