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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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TRUST Act: California Could Set National Model for Correcting the Damage Done by S-Comm

Juana Reyes is a food vendor and mother of two who was arrested, look and detained in immigration jail for two weeks (while her children were taken away and placed in foster care) – all because she was selling tamales in front of a Sacramento Walmart. In fact, cheap she had been a food vendor for years, with no incidents. The trouble only came when a new security guard tried to remove her from the premises, and local police filed trespassing and “interfering with business” charges at her. Just like that, Juana was locked away, even though the state criminal charges were minor and eventually dropped by the local prosecutor. Juana’s story is just one of many stories that point to the civil rights and civil liberties problems created by the Department of Homeland Security’s Se Communities program, also known as S-Comm. Last week, ACLU members joined other community members in Sacramento to support Juana and to urge the passage of California’s TRUST Act (AB 1081).

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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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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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Fortalecen lucha por eliminar programa Comunidades Seguras en EU

Activistas y líderes locales a favor de las comunidades inmigrantes señalaron hoy que están cada día más fortalecidos para luchar contra el programa de Comunidades Seguras, stuff tanto a nivel estatal como nacional. Señalaron a raíz de la decisión de la Corte Suprema en el caso de Arizona decenas de localidades de todo Estados Unidos se alzaron contra los “programas nocivos de inmigración” que conectan a las autoridades locales con las de Inmigración y Aduanas. En Nueva York, order donde el programa Comunidades Seguras entró en vigor el 15 de mayo, los líderes de inmigrantes, activistas y funcionarios electos unen estrategias para denunciar sus efectos perjudiciales. “El gobernador Cuomo hizo lo correcto cuando se suspendió el año pasado el programa, y hoy seguimos pensando que este no debe funcionar en el estado de Nueva York”, dijo César Palomeque, líder de Se Hace Camino Nueva York.

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