Sunday, August 1, 2021

Birthright Citizenship in Arizona Next for Republican Behind SB 1070 and Anti-immigration Laws Sweeping Nation

For the past few months, this blog has covered stories about former George W. Bush administration official and current GOP candidate for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.  While his name is not widely recognized, he is the legal mind behind almost all anti-immigration legislation that is being adopted at the state and local level […]

Anti-immigrant Ordinances in Pennsylvania Ruled Unconstitutional

A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled two Hazelton, Pennsylvania, anti-immigrant ordinances unconstitutional. The Illegal Immigration Relief Act Ordinance passed by Hazelton in 2006 would have fined landlords who rented to undocumented immigrants and would have penalized companies that employed them.  Another law would require tenants to prove they were citizens or lawful residents, register […]

Kansas Republicans Add Their Support to SB 1070

Two Republican leaders in Kansas have filed a friend of the court brief in federal court supporting the state of Arizona’s anti-immigrant bill, SB 1070. Senate Majority Leader Derek Schmidt, R-Independence, and House Speaker Mike O’Neal, R-Hutchinson are siding with AZ Governor Jan Brewer, the defendant, in the federal government’s suit to stop implementation of […]