Alabama and Georgia will try to salvage their laws targeting illegal immigrants in arguments before a federal court that already said there’s a “substantial likelihood” some parts will be thrown out. A three-judge panel set to hear cases today in Atlanta temporarily blocked Alabama from requiring illegal immigrants to carry registration papers and
“We feel that there’s enough evidence to show that these programs damage communities and so, we wanted to put those concerns before the sheriff, and ask him to desist from this effort to give credibility to the 287g program.” She claims the law empowers local law enforcement — trained by federal immigration authorities — to intercept, interview and hold foreigners, who are suspected of being in this country illegally. “Our concerns deal with the fact that 287(g) has been a very harmful program to communities.” – KUHF 02.29.2012
A federal judge blocked police in Arizona from enforcing a section of the state’s 2010 immigration enforcement law that prohibited people from blocking traffic when they seek or offer day labor services on streets.
U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton ruled Wednesday that groups seeking to overturn the law will likely prevail in their claim that the day labor rules violate the First Amendment.
The Deep South, already the nation’s hottest illegal immigration battleground, will see more action in the coming days, with Mississippi considering an Alabama-style immigration crackdown bill and a federal appeals court set to consider Thursday whether the Alabama law, and a similar one in Georgia, are constitutional. The legislation and the courtroom battle will serve as a prelude to April 25, when the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments over Arizona’s SB 1070, the controversial 2010 law that triggered a wave of state-level efforts nationwide to get tough on illegal immigrants. – LA Times 02.29.2012
A move by the Obama administration to phase out some federal agreements that give local police authority to take part in immigration enforcement doesn’t go far enough, a diverse group of advocates and law enforcement experts said in a conference call Tuesday. The administration indicated in this year’s budget that it would put an end to portions of the 287g program in favor of implementing Se Communities nationwide, but the group says doing so will do little to address the problems that arise when local law enforcement officers act as immigration agents. The programs, summarized the call’s moderator, Patty Kupfer of America’s Voice, deteriorate community policing and trust. They translate into a growing fear of police in the immigrant community and tell immigrants that contact with police, even sometimes to report a crime, could lead to deportation, she said. – Univision 02.29.2012
A federal judge blocked police in Arizona from enforcing a section of the state’s 2010 immigration enforcement law that prohibited people from blocking traffic when they seek or offer day labor services on streets. U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton ruled Wednesday that groups seeking to overturn the law will likely prevail in their claim that the
Teodro Maus, s presidente del Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR), explica mediante un comunicado de prensa que “la crisis de los derechos civiles en Georgia comenzó antes de que la HB87 fuera propuesta. El miedo que implica esta ley ya la hemos vivido en nuestras vidas bajo la ley federal 287 y ahora el programa Comunidades Seguras
The legal battle over how far states can go in combating illegal immigration will resume Thursday when a federal appeals court in Atlanta hears arguments over Georgia’s and Alabama’s enforcement laws. Officials from both those states say they needed to adopt the laws to protect jobs and taxpayer-funded resources because the federal government has
Defensores de los derechos de los jornaleros, health celebraron la decisión de la Corte Suprema de Justicia de avalar el derecho de los jornaleros a reunirse en las aceras y esquinas públicas para buscar trabajo. Según Sarahi Uribe, coordinadora nacional de la Red Nacional de Jornaleros (NDLON), es una gran victoria para una lucha de más de 20 años que
Just a week after the Supreme Court handed a major victory to day laborers, other courts are heeding the high court’s guidance, and blocking anti-day laborer provisions from being enforced. Today, a federal court enjoined provisions of Arizona’s SB 1070 which barred drivers from blocking traffic and hiring people for work and forbade potential wor