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Department of Justice Files Lawsuit against South Carolina’s Anti-Immigrant Law

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against South Carolina’s new immigration law on Monday, arguing that “the law’s operation will cause irreparable harm.” The suit states that certain provisions of the South Carolina law, known as SB20, are “unconstitutional and interfere with the federal government’s authority to set and enforce immigration policy.” DOJ also … Read More

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ACLU and Civil Rights Coalition File Lawsuit against South Carolina’s Anti-Immigrant Law

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A recently enacted anti-immigration law in South Carolina is unconstitutional, illegal, and opens the door to racial profiling, according to a lawsuit filed this week by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and a coalition of civil rights groups. The law, SB 20, includes the “reasonable suspicion” clause originated in Arizona’s SB 1070, and also … Read More

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Children Suffer in Alabama Immigration Fight

Friday, October 7, 2011

Civil rights leaders in Alabama and across the nation are expressing concern that the severe lack of stability created in Latino families by the state’s new anti-immigrant law, H.B. 56, has led to a humanitarian crisis in Alabama. During a press conference lead by the National Immigration Forum Thursday, Alabama educators and community leaders agreed … Read More

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Federal Court Upholds Most of Alabama’s Draconian Anti-Immigrant Law

Thursday, September 29, 2011

U.S. District Judge Sharon Blackburn ruled yesterday that the state of Alabama can implement most of its anti-immigrant H.B. 56 law, which is considered by many civil and human rights and immigration advocates to be the most draconian law of its kind in the nation. “Alabama’s House Bill 56 is designed to do nothing more … Read More

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Illinois Governor Signs DREAM Act into Law

Friday, August 5, 2011

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed S.B. 2185, the state’s version of the DREAM Act, into law this week, providing college scholarships to students whose parents are either documented or undocumented immigrants. To qualify for the privately funded scholarships under the new law, students must have at least one immigrant parent, have attended school in Illinois … Read More

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