Thursday, April 18, 2024

Mississippi State Senate passes Arizona-style Immigration Law

On Tuesday, Mississippi followed in the steps of Arizona when the state Senate passed a measure that would allow law enforcement officers to check a person’s immigration status while enforcing other laws if there is reason to suspect that they are in the country illegally. As previously reported in La Plaza, Bill Chandler, the director […]

Mississippi Senate to Hold Hearings on Upcoming Arizona-like Law

The Mississippi State Senate is moving forward with plans to pass an anti-immigration measure to mirror Arizona’s controversial SB 1070 law. Shortly before implementation, a federal judge placed an injunction against some of the more controversial aspects of 1070.  However, that has not stopped a number of states from considering similar actions. In Mississippi, State […]