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Justice Department sends letter on immigration law; protesters seek repeal Published: May 4, 2012 "The Justice Department released a letter late Thursday afternoon, hours after six individuals protesting Alabama’s immigration law conducted a sit-down demonstration near the Alabama Senate chamber, saying Alabama’s controversial immigration law had “significant and measurable” impacts on schoolchildren. The letter, written by Assistant U.S. Attorney
Feds: Alabama immigration law caused spike in Hispanic student absences Published: May 4, 2012 "A top U.S. Justice Department official warned Alabama's education department that the state's controversial immigration law has had "lasting" and possibly illegal consequences for Hispanic school children, according to a letter released Thursday. "(The law has) diminished access to and quality of education for many of Alabama's Hispanic children, resulted
3 immigration agents shot, wounded in Petaluma‎ Published: May 3, 2012 "Three federal immigration agents were shot and wounded in Petaluma early Thursday while serving a "high-risk" warrant, federal officials said. The three SWAT officers were shot near a home at McNeil Avenue and South McDowell Boulevard around 4 a.m. All three were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, said Virginia Kice, an Immigration
Is illegal immigration passé? Published: May 2, 2012 "The number of immigrants coming illegally to the United States has been declining for several years. Demographers have repeatedly said as much, and now a report by the Pew Hispanic Center confirms it — illegal migration from Mexico is virtually at a standstill. Last year, about 6.1 million Mexicans were illegally in the country, down from a high of 7
Arizona Immigration Law Author Hopes for Similar Measure in Kansas‎ Published: May 1, 2012 "The hints that U.S. Supreme Court justices seemed to drop last week indicating support for at least some parts of Arizona's immigration enforcement law give hope to the measure's architect, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. But Kobach, who has also been a force behind the immigration enforcement laws passed by several other states, acknowledges that
Solicitor General Verrilli Fumbles on Immigration at the Supreme Court Published: Apr 27, 2012 "Arizona’s SB 1070 case, along with another on the Affordable Care Act heard by the court earlier this year, are two landmarks that will shape the Obama administration’s legacy. In both cases, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli faced off against Paul Clement, a former solicitor general who frequently appears before the court. On Wednesday, Verrilli lost
Supreme Court may uphold part of Arizona immigration law Published: Apr 26, 2012 "U.S. Supreme Court justices strongly suggested they would uphold a provision in Arizona's tough immigration law that tells police to check whether people they stop for some other reason are in this country legally. But several justices also suggested they were troubled by parts of the law that would make it a state crime for illegal immigrants to seek
Arizona immigration law battle arrives at Supreme Court Published: Apr 25, 2012 "Almost two years to the day after Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law the country's strictest anti-illegal immigration policy, the Supreme Court is hearing arguments over whether the state crossed a red line by seizing the reins on immigration enforcement. The hearing Wednesday morning has implications far beyond Arizona's borders, as several states