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Judge Strikes Key Provisions of South Carolina Immigration Law Published: Dec 22, 2011 "A federal judge on Thursday blocked three key provisions of South Carolina's controversial law cracking down on illegal immigration. U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel granted the federal government's request for an injunction against the law that's set to take effect Jan. 1. The ruling applies to portions that require law officers to check the status of
Suspect in immigration agent killing held in US Published: Dec 22, 2011 "An alleged Mexican drug cartel member was arraigned in U.S. federal court Wednesday on murder charges from the roadside ambush of two U.S. immigration agents working south of the border. A spokesman for the U.S. District Court in Washington says Julian Zapata Espinoza entered a not guilty plea. U.S. District Chief Judge Royce Lamberth ordered him held in
Indiana's Immigration Law Challenged Published: Dec 22, 2011 "Indiana's new immigration law, which took effect July 1, is unconstitutional, the nonprofit Union Benefica Mexicana claims in Federal Court. The Union challenges the constitutionality of Indiana's Senate Bill 590, which created "an array of new state-law criminal and civil offenses related to immigration." Defendant Gov. Mitch Daniels signed it on May 11
92 Maricopa County jail officers turn in ICE badges Published: Dec 22, 2011 "Ninety-two Maricopa County jail officers turned in their ICE badges on Wednesday afternoon in front of Sheriff Joe Arpaio during a news conference. The badges allowed the officers to check an inmate's immigration status. That power was revoked last week after the Department of Justice stated the sheriff's office violated civil rights of Latinos. "It's an
Feinstein wants to cut delays in customs processing at LAX Published: Dec 21, 2011 "U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Tuesday called on federal officials to find ways to eliminate long delays for passengers who go through immigration and customs processing at Los Angeles International Airport. In a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, the California Democrat said she was concerned that a shortage of customs
For Illegal Immigrant, Line Is Drawn at Transplant Published: Dec 21, 2011 "Without treatment to replace his failing kidneys, doctors knew, the man in Bellevue hospital would die. He was a waiter in his early 30s, a husband and father of two, so well liked at the Manhattan restaurant where he had worked for a decade that everyone from the customers to the dishwasher was donating money to help his family. He was also an illegal
Immigration agents to screen Arizona jail inmates‎ Published: Dec 20, 2011 "The Homeland Security Department will use 50 immigration agents to screen jail inmates in Arizona's most populous county after revoking the sheriff's authority to access its systems, the agency said Monday in a letter to Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.). The letter from Homeland Security Assistant Secretary Nelson Peacock, obtained by the Associated Press, says the
Occupy Movement Tackles Immigration on International Migrants Day Published: Dec 19, 2011 "The Occupy Wall Street movement turned its attention to immigration on Sunday in honor of International Migrants Day. In rallies in New York and Los Angeles, hundreds turned out to draw attention to immigrant working rights and immigration policies. In New York, about 500 demonstrators, under the banner #ImmigrantsOccupy/#D18, braved the bitter cold and