Month: April 2011

Federal appeals court to reconsider Arizona US citizenship voting measure

A federal appeals court will reconsider a voter-approved initiative in Arizona that required people to prove their US citizenship before voting. The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco had initially struck down the measure, which was approved in 2004, because it conflicted with federal voter registration law, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. …

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Federal judge rules Arizona deputies violated civil rights during 2009 immigration raid

A federal judge recently ruled that deputies in Arizona violated the civil rights of two men while trying to enforce immigration laws. According to The Associated Press, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's department conducts raids at workplaces in the Phoenix area in an attempt to enforce immigration policies. During one such raid in February 2009, …

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Obama further proves US citizenship by releasing long-form birth certificate

In an attempt to finally put the question about his US citizenship to rest, President Barack Obama released his "long-form" birth certificate. The so-called birther movement, which contends that Obama was not born in Hawaii despite all evidence pointing to the fact that he was born there, gained steam in recent weeks thanks to professional …

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