Texas Legislature Reverses Course On Immigration Laws

The Texas legislature convened in Austin on Tuesday. The lawmakers gather once every two years. And in regard to cracking down on illegal immigration, the political pendulum swing is certainly in evidence this time around. In January 2011, Governor Rick Perry gave the traditional opening remarks to the 82nd Texas legislature and he made it clear:

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Another legal attack on SB1070

Opponents of SB1070 have launched another legal attack on the controversial bill. Last month, the Supreme Court struck down most of the law, but left the so-called “show me your papers” provision in place. It is the part of the law that requires law enforcement to ask for citizenship documentation if there is a suspicion that the person is in the c

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SB1070 ruling still isn't comprehensive reform

Two years after Gov. Jan Brewer signed SB1070 into law and then saw it suspended while legal appeals wound their way through the courts, the Supreme Court has finally ruled. But to our basic question of two years ago -- Why haven't the White House and Congress acted on comprehensive reform? -- there has been no answer. Monday's court ruling

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SB 1070 foes renew effort to block most contentious provision

A coalition of civil-rights groups filed motions in federal court Tuesday to prevent enforcement of the single contested provision of Arizona's immigration law that was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. The coalition, led by the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Immigration Law Center and the Mexican American Legal Defense and

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Arizona sigue firme contra la inmigración

Desde este viernes la Justicia estadounidense podrá ordenar la cancelación de la suspensión temporal aprobada en 2010 del polémico artículo 2(b) de la ley SB1070 de Arizona. Sin embargo, existen aún muchas dudas sobre la fecha exacta en que podría entrar en vigor esa disposición, ya que no se ha clarificado el procedimiento a seguir y, además, su a

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