With Momentum Building for Immigration Reform, the Time to Prepare is Now!

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Many people have been patiently awaiting comprehensive immigration reform for many years.  They have been lulled to sleep by legislative inactivity, politicians’ broken promises, political posturing, and constant baseless rumors of change that have given rise to hopes that come crashing down time and time again when nothing comes to fruition.  To those that have been lulled to sleep, it …

$295,000 Christmas present from ICE

Kuck Baxter Immigration Blog, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

In 2008, nine individuals sued more than thirty federal and local law enforcement officials (personally), pursuant to Bivens v. Six Unkown Agents Federal Bureau of Narcotics, 403 U.S. 388 (1971) challenging a pattern and practice in New Jersey by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) of conducting dragnet, warrantless, nonconsensual raids on immigrants’ homes, which resulted in egregious violations of …

State of Arizona v. United States – Potential Implications for Utah and Other States

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Yesterday the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in State of Arizona v. United States, the case where the United States government has challenged the authority of a state to enact its own immigration enforcement laws instead of following federal regulations. When the Court delivers its written opinion in June, we can expect that the ruling will impact more …

“Show Me Your Papers” – Federal versus State Immigration Laws

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It’s only April, but the Supreme Court has already had a monumental year.  Today, April 24, 2012, the High Court will referee another major debate between the Obama administration and the states.  Arizona’s SB 1070 has spurred the age-old controversy testing the powers of state against federal government with its significant anti-immigration implications. SB 1070 is dubbed by some as …

Many Undocumented Immigrants Without Criminal Records Facing Deportation Will Stay In U.S.

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According to the Huffington Post, the Obama administration said it will allow many illegal immigrants facing deportation the chance to stay in this country and apply for a work permit, while focusing on removing from the U.S. convicted criminals and those who might be a national security or public safety threat. That will mean a case-by-case review of approximately 300,000 …

U.S. Warns Schools Against Checking Immigration Status

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U.S. Warns Schools Against Checking Immigration Status By KIRK SEMPLE Federal officials issued a memorandum to the nation’s school districts on Friday saying it was against the law for education officials to seek information that might reveal the immigration status of children applying for enrollment. Civil liberties advocates and others have complained in recent months that many school districts are …