Category Archives: Immigration law
287(g) A Thing of the Past

Officers in Tennessee are required to verify the immigration status of any individual they feel may be in their state illegally. This is mandated under the provision of 287(g) a section of the Immigration and Naturalization Act that was created to address immigration violators who posed a threat to national security and public safety. Because…

Opponents Plan Legal, Economic Challenge to Immigration Law

Alabama has a stringent immigration law and opponents are planning their next phase of attack.  This next phase will include a new legal challenge and a “public education” campaign targeting the state’s tourism and auto industries. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights CEO, Wade Henderson, said that since efforts to appeal to lawmakers…

Latino Immigrant Leaders Disappointed with Alabama Governor

When Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed a bill that made changes to HB-56, Alabama’s immigration law, leaders of immigrant Latino communities voiced their disappointment and anger.  This is a law they would like to see repealed. Evelyn Servin, with the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice, stated that we’re very disappointed as a community as we…

Supreme Court hears arguments in SB 1070 case

Arizona’s SB 1070, a controversial immigration law that has drawn applause from the right and protest from the left, has been brought before the Supreme Court. While hearing arguments on Wednesday, justices suggested the possibility of leaving some provisions intact while blocking others. US Solicitor General Donald Verrilli represented the federal government, and apparently sought…

US Senate subcommittee set to examine controversial immigration laws

The US Senate has scheduled a hearing on the subject of racial profiling in the context of controversial immigration laws passed in Arizona and Alabama. According to an advisory issued by Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois, the Senate will “explore how profiling harms law enforcement and the different faces of racial profiling, including state immigration…