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Judge Blocks 4 Provisions Of Arizona Immigration Law

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 the provisions that require an officer to check the...

Judge Blocks Parts Of Arizona Immigration Law

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 months. Coming just hours before the law was to take...

Arizona Preparing Appeal Of Immigration Ruling

PHOENIX - (AP) Opponents of Arizona's immigration crackdown went ahead with protests Thursday despite a judge's ruling that delayed enforcement of most the law, and dozens of people in Phoenix were arrested after peacefully confronting officers in riot gear. Gov. Jan Brewer called U.S. District...

Arizona Files Appeal As Sheriff Launches New Sweep

PHOENIX - (AP) The showdown over Arizona's immigration law played out in court and on Phoenix's sun-splashed streets on Thursday, as the state sought to reinstate key parts of the measure and angry protesters chanted that they refused to "live in fear." Dozens were arrested. A federal...

Appeal Pending, Arizona Shelves Idea Of Changing Immigration Law

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 after a federal judge blocked implementation...

Arizona Governor Files Brief In Immigration Battle

PHOENIX - (AP) Gov. Jan Brewer's lawyers on Thursday filed the first brief in their appeal of a ruling that put the most controversial elements of Arizona's new immigration law on hold. Brewer asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco to reverse the ruling U.S. District Judge...

Court To Hear Arizona Immigration Appeal Nov. 1

PHOENIX - (AP) A federal appeals court says it will hear arguments Nov. 1 in Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's appeal of a ruling that put parts of the state's new immigration law on hold. Brewer asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco to reverse the ruling. . . . Full version available...

11 Countries Seek Voice In Arizona Immigration Appeal

PHOENIX - (AP) Mexico and 10 other Latin American countries want a federal appeals court to consider their viewpoints in Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's appeal of a ruling that put parts of her state's new immigration law on hold. The countries are asking. . . . Full version available to lexis.com...

Arizona Gov. Opposes Mexico's Participation In Appeal

PHOENIX - (AP) Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is opposing a court ruling that lets other countries file a friend-of-the-court brief in her appeal of a decision that put parts of the state's new immigration law on hold. Mexico and 10 other Latin American countries were granted permission. . . . Full version...

Panel Hints At Tossing Part of Arizona Immigration Law

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Arizona's immigration law faced tough scrutiny from a federal appeals panel Monday as the state's governor appeared in person to support the controversial provision on the day before the election in which she's seeking her first full term. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of...

Recap: Ninth Circuit Hears AZ Immigration Appeal

This post first appeared on Appellate Daily . Today (Nov. 1), the Ninth Circuit heard Arizona's appeal related to its controversial immigration law, SB1070. C-SPAN video here . Judges Richard Paez , Carlos Bea , and John Noonan (senior status) made up the panel. John Bouma , Chairman of Snell...

Former ICE Leader Julie Myers Wood On What High Court's Arizona Immigration Law Ruling Means

The former head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) gives her analysis of the Supreme Court's opinion in Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting , in which the court upheld key provisions of the Legal Arizona Workers Act. The act authorizes suspension or revocation of business licenses for knowing...

Arizona Gov. Brewer Asks Supreme Court To Hear Immigration Law Appeal

PHOENIX - (AP) Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer filed an appeal Wednesday with the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that put on hold key parts of the state's immigration enforcement law. The appeal comes as Brewer faced a deadline for contesting a district court's decision that, among other things...

Supreme Court To Review Obama Lawsuit Against Arizona

DENVER - The decision of the Supreme Court of the United States on Dec. 12 to review a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that an Arizona law adopted to address the impacts of illegal immigration is unconstitutional was welcomed by a nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation...

Legal Foundation Says U.S. Supreme Court Must Uphold Arizona Immigration Law

DENVER - The U.S. Supreme Court must reverse a ruling by a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals that an Arizona law adopted to address the impacts of illegal immigration is unconstitutional, a nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation argued Feb. 9 ( United States v. State of...

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arizona Immigration Law Argument

DENVER - The Supreme Court of the United States on April 25 heard oral arguments on whether to reverse a ruling by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that an Arizona law that addresses the local impacts of illegal immigration is unconstitutional. Before each of...

Excerpts From the May 15 Bender's Immigration Bulletin: Immigration Activity in the Supreme Court

Immigration Activity in the Supreme Court On April 25, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case involving Arizona's controversial S.B. 1070. The transcript is available on lexis.com at 2012 U.S. Trans. LEXIS 35. The decision is expected by the end of June. Also pending are decisions...

Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provisions of Arizona Immigration Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on June 25 invalidated three of the four key provisions of the controversial Arizona immigration law, S.B. 1070 ( Arizona, et al. v. United States , No. 11-182, U.S. Sup. [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ]). In an opinion written by...

Mountain States Legal Foundation Says U.S. Supreme Court Upheld Core Provision of Arizona Immigration Law

By William Perry Pendley DENVER - The Supreme Court of the United States on June 25 unanimously upheld an Arizona law that allows law enforcement officers to determine the immigration status of individuals they stop who are suspected of being in the country illegally ( Arizona v. United States , No...

News Excerpts From the Aug. 1, 2013, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Napolitano Resigns as Secretary of Homeland Security On July 12, 2013, Janet Napolitano announced her resignation as Secretary of Homeland Security, a position she has held since the start of the Obama administration. Napolitano will remain in her position until September, after which she will become...

News Excerpts From the Aug. 1, 2013, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Napolitano Resigns as Secretary of Homeland Security On July 12, 2013, Janet Napolitano announced her resignation as Secretary of Homeland Security, a position she has held since the start of the Obama administration. Napolitano will remain in her position until September, after which she will become...

News Excerpts From the Oct. 15, 2013, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Administration Revises Policy on False Claims to Citizenship: In a pair of letters sent to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) in late August and early September, the administration confirmed that individuals charged with making false claims to U.S. citizenship can raise as an affirmative defense...

9th Circuit Strikes Down Arizona’s Proposition 100, A Constitutional Amendment Denying Bail To Undocumented Immigrants

Arizona’s Proposition 100, which mandates that bail be denied for serious felony offenses as prescribed by the state legislature, if the person charged has entered or remained in the United States without documentation, was struck down on October 15, 2014, by the United States Court of Appeals...

News Excerpts From the Feb. 15, 2012, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Arizona Must Issue Drivers’ Licenses to DACA Recipients | On January 22, 2015, District Judge David G. Campbell permanently enjoined Arizona from refusing to issue drivers’ licenses to beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, finding that the state’s policy...

News Excerpts From the Aug. 15, 2015, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

USCIS Proposes Expansion of Provisional Waiver Program | On July 22, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services published a proposed rule that would expand eligibility for provisional unlawful presence waivers. Under the proposed rule, provisional waivers would be available for all immigrant...