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Los Angeles City Council Votes on TRUST Act

Los Angeles City Council Votes on TRUST Act National Day Laborer Organizing Network Statement CONTACT: Chris Newman, cnewman@ndlon.org LOS ANGELES –The Los Angeles City Council votes on the TRUST Act today following incorrect claims made earlier this week by some sheriffs that the measure conflicts with federal law. Chris Newman, Legal Director of the National…

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The Missing Racial Profiling Argument in the Arizona Case

It was nearly a month ago when the US Supreme Court issued its opinion in the case of Arizona vs. United States. In the decision, seek the Court ruled that most of Arizona’s SB1070 was unconstitutional because the enforcement of immigration law is a federal power, not a state power. In the wake of the SB1070 decision, most of the discussion in the immigrant rights community has revolved around Section (2)b of the law, which the media often refers to as the “show me your papers” provision. Section (2)b, the only section in question that the court let stand, requires Arizona police officers to check the immigration status of anyone they stop, detain, or arrest in their normal course of duty.

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