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Civil Rights Groups File Suit to Block Arizona’s ‘Show Me Your Papers’ Provision

by Julianne Hing on July 18 2012, 4:26PM

Without action, the key provision from SB 1070 could go into effect in a matter of days.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, /NOW

Feds Reveal Their Janus Face on Arizona's Racial Profiling

Feds Reveal Their Janus Face on Arizona’s Racial Profiling

by Seth Freed Wessler on June 28 2012, 9:24AM

Despite the Obama administration’s protest of Monday’s Supreme Court ruling, federal immigration officials are poised to continue detaining people rounded up through the state’s “show me your papers” law.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

What's Next for Arizona and 'Show Me Your Papers' Laws?

What’s Next for Arizona and ‘Show Me Your Papers’ Laws?

by Seth Freed Wessler on June 26 2012, 10:16AM

The legal wrangling is not nearly done. The Supreme Court let the law stand based on the administration’s colorblind challenge, but justices invited a future debate over racial profiling.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

The People of Arizona Won't Comply With Hate

The People of Arizona Won’t Comply With Hate

by Mónica Novoa on June 26 2012, 9:18AM

Lost in the legal back-and-forth of this week’s Supreme Court ruling on Arizona’s SB 1070 is a simple fact: immigrants are human beings, and this fight is deeply personal.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Drop the I-Word

Supreme Court Upholds 'Show Me Your Papers' in Arizona's SB 1070

Supreme Court Upholds ‘Show Me Your Papers’ in Arizona’s SB 1070

by Seth Freed Wessler on June 25 2012, 11:15AM

In a long awaited decision, the Supreme Court today upheld the most controversial part of Arizona’s controversial immigration law, but blocked other provisions.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration, /NOW

The Supreme Court and Dangerous Immigration Metaphors

The Supreme Court and Dangerous Immigration Metaphors

by Mónica Novoa on April 27 2012, 12:15PM

Referring to people with as “illegals” is equivalent to referring to defendants awaiting trial as “convicted criminals.”

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Drop the I-Word

Nationwide Protests Against SB 1070 End with Nine Arrests in Phoenix

Nationwide Protests Against SB 1070 End with Nine Arrests in Phoenix

by Julianne Hing on April 26 2012, 3:35PM

Not content to let the fight against the SB 1070 be handled by the federal government alone, immigrant rights activists turned out across the country yesterday on the day the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case to demand an end to Arizona’s SB 1070.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration, /NOW

A Colorblind Supreme Court Hearing on Arizona's Anti-Immigrant SB 1070

A Colorblind Supreme Court Hearing on Arizona’s Anti-Immigrant SB 1070

by Seth Freed Wessler on April 26 2012, 10:10AM

Supreme Court Justices seemed to be unconvinced that states like Arizona are breaking the law when they allow police officers to ask people’s immigration statuses if they suspect they’re undocumented.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

Supreme Court Skeptical of Striking Down Arizona's SB 1070

Supreme Court Skeptical of Striking Down Arizona’s SB 1070

by Seth Freed Wessler on April 25 2012, 1:09PM

Arizona argues compellingly that with programs like 287(g) and Secure Communities, SB 1070 merely complements the federal government’s existing enforcement agenda.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration, /NOW

The U.S. vs. Arizona: A Primer for the High Court's Big Day on Immigration Infographic

The U.S. vs. Arizona: A Primer for the High Court’s Big Day on Immigration

by Hatty Lee, Julianne Hing on April 25 2012, 9:00AM

Who gets to regulate the lives of immigrants? The Supreme Court will attempt to settle the debate. Today, both sides make their case before the High Court.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments on Arizona's SB 1070 Tomorrow

Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments on Arizona’s SB 1070 Tomorrow

by Seth Freed Wessler on April 24 2012, 11:04AM

Colorlines.com will cover the hearing and offer analysis of what the High Court must decide. It’s a big day for immigration law in the United States.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration, /NOW

Scholars Eye SB 1070 as Among Court's

Scholars Eye SB 1070 as Among Court’s “Biggest Immigration Cases Ever”

by Julianne Hing on December 15 2011, 8:53AM

The Supreme Court said this week it’ll hear the challenges to Arizona’s undocumented immigrant profiling law. It will be weighing narrow legal questions, but its ruling will be of enormous and broad significance.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

Get Ready for Battle: Supreme Court Will Take Up SB 1070

Get Ready for Battle: Supreme Court Will Take Up SB 1070

by Julianne Hing on December 12 2011, 10:47AM

The fight that both sides of the immigration debate have been itching for has finally arrived.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070

Blocked! Court Grants Emergency Stay on Key Parts of Alabama Law

Blocked! Court Grants Emergency Stay on Key Parts of Alabama Law

by Julianne Hing on October 14 2011, 4:19PM

An appeals court today put brakes on the portion of Alabama’s harsh new immigration law that mandated public schools track students’ immigration status. Two weeks after the law went into effect, reports are mounting of kids avoiding school.

Topics: Alabama Immigration, Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

Profiling's Legal! Court Upholds Alabama's Immigration Law

Profiling’s Legal! Court Upholds Alabama’s Immigration Law

by Julianne Hing on September 29 2011, 10:00AM

Alabama has prevailed where four other states which have enacted anti-immigrant state laws, including Arizona, did not.

Topics: Alabama Immigration, Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

How States Broke the Record on Immigration Bills in 2011 Infographic

How States Broke the Record on Immigration Bills in 2011

by Stokely Baksh on August 22 2011, 9:29AM

With immigration reform stalled in Washington, the state-level fight has never been more heated. Here’s a graphic overview of the battle field, by the numbers.

Topics: Alabama Immigration, Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal Signs SB 1070-Inspired Enforcement Law

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal Signs SB 1070-Inspired Enforcement Law

by Julianne Hing on May 13 2011, 1:53PM

Opponents say that the new law is an attack on immigrant communities which vilifies the state’s immigrants, regardless of their status

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration, SB 1070 Copycats

A Year After SB 1070, the Deportation Pipeline Still Begins in Washington

A Year After SB 1070, the Deportation Pipeline Still Begins in Washington

by Seth Freed Wessler on April 25 2011, 10:52AM

From Arizona to Georgia, states are vying to make draconian policy. But the feds still set the rules that are deporting a record number of people.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration, SB 1070 Copycats

Arizona SB 1070 Copycats Fall Flat in Most State Legislatures Infographic

Arizona SB 1070 Copycats Fall Flat in Most State Legislatures

by Seth Freed Wessler on March 31 2011, 12:37PM

Nearly half of the bills have died, and many of the remaining are expected to fail as well. But all eyes are on Georgia as the potential next Arizona.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration, SB 1070 Copycats

Supreme Court Weighs Case That's Likely Precursor to SB 1070

Supreme Court Weighs Case That’s Likely Precursor to SB 1070

by Seth Freed Wessler on December 10 2010, 12:08PM

How justices rule on another Arizona law may signal fate for all state-level immigration enforcement challenges.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

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