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High Court Could Look At State Immigration Laws‎ Published: Dec 12, 2011 "The Obama administration is waging a furious legal fight against a patchwork of state laws targeting illegal immigrants, and on Monday the Supreme Court has its first chance to jump into the fray. Arizona is asking the justices to allow the state to begin enforcing measures that have been blocked by lower courts at the administration's request. Among
Supreme Court reviews Arizona immigration law‎ Published: Dec 9, 2011 "The Supreme Court will meet behind closed doors on Friday to take a first look at a challenge to Arizona’s strict immigration law and decide whether or not to take up the case. The law, passed in April 2010, is one of several recent attempts by various states to play a more aggressive role in immigration-related matters. The Obama administration
Alabama immigration law will see changes, Gov. Bentley says‎ Published: Dec 9, 2011 "Gov. Robert Bentley said in a statement Friday afternoon he is working with legislative leaders to propose revisions to the state's strict immigration law in next spring's Legislative Session. In the statement, Bentley said the law, known as HB 56, will not be repealed. "We recognize that changes are needed to ensure that Alabama has not only the
DHS chief Janet Napolitano challenged on immigrant deportation using Alabama case Published: Dec 9, 2011 "A leading Congressional opponent of Alabama's immigration law said Thursday that federal law enforcement officials are not yet following their own policy to concentrate first on deporting illegal immigrants with criminal records. As proof, Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., cited the case of a 19-year-old illegal immigrant who has been held in an Alabama jail
Santorum: Undocumented Immigrant Families Should Be Broken Up‎ Published: Dec 9, 2011 "When asked how to handle someone who is brought to the country illegally by their parents,Santorum said they continue to break the law by having fake documentation and also accused fellow presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich of having “false compassion.” “You can’t be here for 20 years and commit only one illegal act … because everything you’re doing while
Alabama Immigration Law May Get Second Look After Big Business Backlash Published: Dec 8, 2011 "Faced with backlash over the detainment of two foreign auto employees, two architects of Alabama’s tough immigration law say they are having second thoughts about the law. The Republican attorney general is calling for some of the strictest parts of it to be repealed. Some Republican lawmakers say they now want to make changes in the law that was pushed
Iowan Republicans more in tune with immigration than many think Published: Dec 8, 2011 "Republican caucusgoers are far more open-minded to a discussion of legal immigration solutions than they’re given credit for, said John Stineman, an Iowa Republican who works with Partnership for a New American Economy. The group is part of a national coalition of business leaders from companies such as Microsoft and Marriott and mayors from major cities
Colorado to test new Obama Deportation Memo Published: Dec 8, 2011 "Immigrant rights groups plan to outline the Obama administration's new deportation policy that would allow qualified illegal immigrants facing expulsion to be classified as low priority for immigration enforcement and have their cases closed. The six-week pilot project in Denver is part of a policy change announced in June by Homeland Security Secretary