287(g)

The 287(g) program was created in 2001 to grant local law enforcement the authority to enforce civil immigration laws.  The predecessor to the Se Communities deportation program, 287(g) sent a chilling effect through immigrant communities and sparked a series of on-going Department of Justice investigations as examples of racial profiling and abuse of power in…

1070 Copy Cat Laws

At the time of its passage in April, 2010, Cardinal Mahoney described Arizona’s SB 1070 as “nazi-like.” In the following legislative session, copy cats of the bill were introduced in more than 20 states.  Georgia, South Carolina, Indiana, Utah, and Alabama, all passed some version of the bill, spreading the Arizonification of the country and…