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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Supreme Court Strikes Arizona Voting Law But Opens Door

DENVER - A western, public-interest legal foundation on June 17 responded to the 7-2 ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States upholding a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc , that struck down an Arizona voter-approved ballot initiative requiring proof of...

Ninth Circuit Affirms Injunction Barring Implementation of Arizona Harboring Law

"In Valle del Sol Inc. v. Whiting , the Ninth Circuit , in an opinion by Judge Paez (and joined in full by Judge Noonan ) today affirmed the district court’s grant of a preliminary injunction in an action challenging Arizona Revised Statutes § 13-2929, which attempted to criminalize the...

CA9 on DACA, Arizona, Driver Licenses: Arizona Dream Act Coalition v. Brewer

"The federal government has enacted a program called “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (“DACA”), which authorizes certain immigrants who came to the United States as children, without permission, to remain in the United States. In response, Arizona officials —...

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...

DHS: Arizona Solicitation Statute Not Divisible, Not a CIMT

Laura Murray-Tjan writes: "I appealed pretermission of a non-LPR cancellation of removal claim to the Ninth Circuit, arguing that (1) the client's Arizona solicitation conviction can't be a CIMT ground of inadmissibility, as the agency had held; and (2) the underlying offense isn't a...

CA9 Upholds Matter of Leal (Categorical CIMT)

Court Staff Summary: "The panel denied Edgar Leal’s petition for review of the three-judge published Board of Immigration Appeals’ decision, Matter of Leal , 26 I. & N. Dec. 20 (BIA 2012), which held that Leal’s conviction for felony endangerment, in violation of Arizona Revised...

USA to CA9: Let DREAMers Drive - (links updated)

Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services, Aug. 28, 2015 - "The Obama administration late Friday urged federal judges to spurn efforts by Arizona to once again deny licenses to drive to “Dreamers.” Assistant Attorney General Lindsey Powell said federal law allows the Department of...

Ninth Circuit Says Federal Immigration Law Preempts Arizona's Attempt to Deny DLs to DACA Recipients: ADAC v. Brewer

ADAC v. Brewer, Apr. 5, 2016 - "In sum, we find that DACA recipients are similarly situated in all relevant respects to other noncitizens eligible for drivers’ licenses under Arizona’s policy. And Arizona’s refusal to rely on EADs from DACA recipients for purposes of establishing...

CA9 on Arizona ID Theft Laws, Preemption: Puente Arizona v. Arpaio

Puente Arizona v. Arpaio, May 2, 2016 - "An immigrant advocacy organization, Puente Arizona, along with individual unauthorized aliens and taxpayers of Maricopa County (collectively “Puente”), challenge provisions of Arizona’s identity theft laws which prohibit using a false identity...

CA9 on Arizona Drug Laws, Categorical Approach: Vera-Valdevinos v. Lynch (unpub.)

BC Law Students Win Momentous Ninth Circuit Victory - "In what one observer is calling “a watershed decision,” the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on May 11 granted a petition briefed and argued by BC Law students Jovalin Dedaj ’16 and Cristina Manzano ’16 (pictured). They...