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S.C. immigration law faces scrutiny from federal judge‎ Published: Dec 19, 2011 "The federal government squares off against South Carolina this morning as it asks a federal judge to stop the state’s immigration law from taking effect Jan. 1. The hearing before U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel begins at 10 a.m. in Charleston. The U.S. Department of Justice filed suit against the state in October, saying the law undermined federal
Pro-immigrant march set for Sunday in Asheville‎ Published: Dec 17, 2011 "Immigrant workers and local activists will march Sunday in response to a recent immigration raid that led to the detention of 12 restaurant workers at Shogun Buffet Hibachi Grill & Sushi. Workers and families affected by the raid will join local immigrants rights group Defensa Comunitaria to speak to the public about their experiences and implore
US Opposes South Carolina Bid to Halt Immigration Lawsuit‎ Published: Dec 17, 2011 "The U.S. opposed a South Carolina bid for a court order halting a federal government lawsuit seeking to invalidate some of the state’s new immigration laws. Governor Nikki Haley’s administration yesterday asked U.S. District Judge Richard M. Gergel in Charleston to wait for the U.S. Supreme Court to review a similar Arizona measure blocked this year by a
U.S. Finds Pervasive Bias Against Latinos by Arizona Sheriff Published: Dec 17, 2011 "In a strongly worded critique of the country’s best-known sheriff, the Justice Department on Thursday accused Sheriff Joe Arpaio of engaging in “unconstitutional policing” by unfairly targeting Latinos for detention and arrest and retaliating against those who complain. After an investigation that lasted more than three years, the civil rights division of
The Case Against Sheriff Arpaio Published: Dec 17, 2011 "After a three-year investigation, the Justice Department has accused Joe Arpaio, the sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., and longtime darling of the anti-immigrant crowd, of “unconstitutional policing” and creating a “pervasive culture of bias” against Latinos. So what did Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, the sheriff’s chosen candidate for president, have to say?
Immigration paranoia: Why are Americans being arrested? Published: Dec 16, 2011 "Are immigration agents really detaining U.S. citizens? Yes, at least in a flurry of recent cases. These people are typically picked up by local police for other reasons — U.S. citizen Antonio Montejano of Los Angeles, for example, was arrested for allegedly shoplifting a $10 bottle of perfume last month. But in custody, he was tagged as a suspected
Arizona's Immigration Law and the Supreme Court‎ Published: Dec 16, 2011 "This week's Supreme Court decision to weigh in on the constitutionality of Arizona’s immigration law, SB1070, will have an enormous effect on the course of the national immigration debate and, potentially, on the direction of the nation as a whole. Proponents of SB1070 claim it is necessary because the federal government was not acting to secure Arizona’s
Republican Debate: Newt Gingrich Toughens Stance on Immigration‎ Published: Dec 16, 2011 "While refusing to back off his previous statement – that it was unjust to deport undocumented immigrants who have lived in the country for 25 years and have families in the U.S. – Gingrich said that the federal government should drop lawsuits against states, like Arizona and Alabama, with strict immigration laws. The former Speaker of the House added that