A U.S. appeals court ruled on Monday on the side of day laborers seeking work in Arizona, here upholding an injunction that bars the state from enforcing part of its immigration law that prohibits motorists from stopping traffic to pick up workers. In the unanimous ruling, a three-judge panel of the San Francisco-based Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Rosa Vasquez shifted from side to side on a broad cement overpass above a highway in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, order one recent cold and bright Wednesday afternoon. She accepted a flyer for an upcoming scaffolding training session and said she would consider attending the meeting. Eight women huddled in winter jackets nearby did not look up, standing
Arizona’s crudely drafted and unconstitutional immigration law, already battered in its journey through the federal courts, had yet another setback today. A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in San Francisco, ruled that its provisions forbidding day laborers to look for work violate the First Amendment.