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Civil Rights Groups Welcome Federal Lawsuit Challenging Arizona Anti-Immigration Law

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit Tuesday to invalidate the controversial Arizona immigration law that gives local police the authority to detain anyone suspected of being in the country illegally.A group of civil and human rights organizations that filed a similar lawsuit in May challenging the constitutionality of the law released a joint … Read More

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President Obama Calls for Bipartisan Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill

Thursday, July 1, 2010

This morning, President Obama gave a major speech on the need to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill that fixes the nation’s broken system. The president called on Congress to put aside politics and pass a bipartisan bill.“I believe that we can put politics aside and finally have an immigration system that works,” said Obama. … Read More

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Civil and Human Rights Groups Concerned about Rising Number of State Laws Targeting Immigrants

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

As Arizona’s anti-immigration law continues to stir controversy, at least 22 other states have passed or are considering similar legislation aiming to aggressively target people suspected of being in the United States without documentation.With comprehensive reform stalled at the federal level, many civil rights groups are concerned that the emerging state legislation will create a … Read More

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Civil and Human Rights Groups File Lawsuit, Plan March against Arizona’s S.B. 1070

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Civil and human rights groups are working on multiple fronts to galvanize support for repealing Arizona’s controversial anti-immigration law, S.B. 1070, before it goes into effect on July 28.  On Saturday, May 29, thousands of people will march on the Arizona state capital in Phoenix as part of the “National Day of Action Against S.B. … Read More

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Civil Rights and Labor Leaders Urge DHS to End Arizona Immigration Enforcement Program

Friday, May 14, 2010

Arizona’s new anti-immigration law (S.B. 1070) would make the federal government complicit in racial profiling, unless the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rescinds agreements with Arizona law enforcement under an immigration training and enforcement program, according to The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the AFL-CIO. In a letter to Department of Homeland Security … Read More

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