Month: April 2012

Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument over Arizona Immigration Law

The controversy continues with Arizona's immigration law, as several Supreme Court justices hinted toward advocating the state law that will require law enforcement officials to check records of individuals they believe are in the country illegally without U.S. citizenship. In a hearing held on April 25, Supreme Court justices met with Arizona Republican Gov. Jan …

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California County’s Food Service Law Shot Down

County officials in San Bernardino, California, recently shot down a plan to require county restaurants and eating establishments to tell diners if the restaurant did checks on their employer’s immigration forms or green card status. Only the plan’s sponsor, County Supervisor Neil Derry, voted for the plan; all others handedly rejected the idea. Derry’s proposed …

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New Book Chronicles Undocumented in Arizona

Immigrants who make the dangerous border crossing into the United States often suffer many hardships in the subsequent years following their journey. However, a number of individuals hoping for eventual permanent residency or even U.S. citizenship never make it across. Those who perish along the journey are the subjects of photographer Jonathan Hollingsworth’s new book, …

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New Approach to Dream Act

The Dream Act has seen many forms in its more than 10 years as a possible legislation, with Democrats and Republicans often coming to a head at any versions of the proposed legislation. Florida Senator Marco Rubio, however, is currently in the process of creating a new version of the act that may be more …

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