Federal Judges Oppose State Immigration Laws, Allow Sanctuary Cities
by IMMIGRATION NEWS UPDATE
July 27, 2011
Federal judges have temporarily blocked most criminal provisions in states that recently passed laws like Alabama's targeting illegal immigrants, but have allowed state regulations on employing undocumented workers, an analysis of the litigation shows.
Alabama lawmakers will consider a second immigration reform measure aimed at overturning a controversial immigration law passed earlier this year.
SAN DIEGO — San Diego police expect to finish their investigation this week into the June 21 fatal shooting by a U.S. Border Patrol agent of a Mexican man who was hurling rocks and nail-studded wood during a confrontation along the international border.
TULSA, Okla. — Since January 2005, two Oklahoma businesses have been cited or sanctioned by the federal immigration service for violating immigration laws, according to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the Tulsa World.
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks plans to introduce a bill in Congress that would give Alabama and other states broad powers to deal with illegal immigration.
It seems Assemblyman Gill Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) has finally succeeded in getting at least half of the California Dream Act passed. On Monday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 130, the bill that allows undocumented immigrant students attending California state colleges or universities to apply for scholarships funded by private donors. Three previous attempts at similar bills failed or were vetoed.
President Obama courted the vote-rich Latino community Monday and urged activists to build a national movement to pressure Republicans to overhaul the nation's broken immigration laws.