The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that Arizona can require police officers to check the immigration status of people they stop, but struck down three other provisions of SB1070 that put teeth into the state’s ability to enforce immigration laws.Read More »
A federal judge in Phoenix has dismissed the wrongful-arrest lawsuit of a woman who was a legal observer during a 2010 protest of Arizona's controversial immigration law.Read More »
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is shutting down county jails in anticipation of protests against Arizona's immigration law.Read More »
A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that Border Patrol supervisors cannot be sued for the actions of subordinates who routinely stopped vans “based principally on ‘the Latin, Hispanic or Mexican appearance’” of their occupants.Read More »
No longer a backburner issue, immigration is roiling the presidential contest as President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney seek to court the nation's swelling Hispanic population. The outcome could influence political battle lines and shape American politics for generations.Read More »
While politicians and pundits denounced or commended President Barack Obama’s new policy to halt deportation of young illegal aliens who were brought here as children, immigration lawyers offered a more nuanced response, welcoming the change but also pointing out that the rules needed to implement the new policy have yet to be issued.Read More »
Reaction to the president’s new immigration policy was swift.Read More »
When it comes to President Barack Obama's new immigration policy, Senate Republicans are quite sure they don't like it. They just don't want to say if it amounts to amnesty, at least not yet, while they await guidance on the politically charged issue from presidential candidate Mitt Romney.Read More »
Police agencies that would enforce the most controversial part of Arizona's 2010 immigration law are expected to get squeezed by legal challenges from opposite sides if the U.S. Supreme Court upholds the law in the coming days.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer decried President Barack Obama’s new DREAM Act-style immigration policy as “backdoor amnesty” intended to undermine SB1070 and bolster his political support for his re-election bid.
Speaking to reporters during a rare press conference in the Executive Tower, Brewer, one of Obama’s most nationally prominent critics on immigration and border security policy, said the president’s announcement set a dangerous distraction from the need to secure the border.