Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Latino Democrats Divided over Decision to Approve House STEM Jobs Act

Last Friday, the House of Representatives approved the STEM Jobs Act, an immigration bill that would make 55,000 additional immigration visas available to foreigners. However, in order to expand these kinds of skilled foreign worker visas, the House members voted to eliminate the diversity visa program, which grants visas to immigrants from different countries through […]

Obama Certain Immigration Reform Will Get Settled Soon

In a press conference held Wednesday afternoon, President Obama said it was time to “seize the moment” on immigration reform and that he is “very confident we can get immigration reform done.” President Obama said that in order to have reform, he would need a bipartisan agreement with securing borders, making sure companies hire legal […]

Civil Rights Groups Renew Fight Against Arizona Immigration Law

Several civil rights groups are continuing the fight against Arizona’s tough immigration law by filing new requests to block the “show me your papers” provision of SB 1070, which was recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. The National Immigration Law Center, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the […]

Indiana’s Immigration Law Tests Constitution, Foreign Agreements

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels signed the Compromise Illegal Immigration Reform bill, SB 590 into law on May 10, 2011. Then, the ACLU and the National Immigration Law Center filed a lawsuit to challenge the law they believed was unconstitutional and provided a basis for discrimination. On June 24 of last year, U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans […]

Lawsuit challenges Alabama Anti-immigrant Law

The Alabama immigration law hailed as the toughest anti-immigrant measure in the nation is being challenged in court by a coalition of civil rights groups. The group, which includes the Southern Poverty Law Center and the National Immigration Law Center, filed a lawsuit in federal court Friday criticizing the law for its “unprecedented reach.” “Individuals […]

Supreme Court to Hear Case over Immigration Law in Arizona

A challenge to a punitive law in Arizona against employers that knowingly hire undocumented workers will be heard today by the U.S. Supreme Court. The law, called the Legal Arizona Worker’s Act, is being challenged by an array of business and advocacy groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Immigration Law Center and […]