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Civil Rights Groups Warn Anti-Immigrant Bills Are Bad for Florida’s Economy

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Florida state Senate is expected to vote as early as today on S.B. 2040, a bill similar to Arizona’s controversial S.B. 1070 anti-immigrant law. If enacted, the Florida law would require employers to use a flawed and costly database to verify the immigration status of all employees and encourage police to engage in aggressive immigration … Read More

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Civil Rights Groups Highlight Progress in Stopping Arizona S.B. 1070 Copycat Efforts

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

In the year following the passage of Arizona’s anti-immigrant law, S.B. 1070, nearly a dozen states have rejected or reconsidered similar legislation, according to a new report by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR). The report, “One Year Later: A Look at SB 1070 and Copycat Legislation,” analyzes the economic consequences that Arizona has … Read More

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Senators Urge Deferred Immigration Enforcement for DREAM Act-Eligible Students

Friday, April 15, 2011

In a letter this week to President Obama, 22 senators, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, R. Nev., urged the administration to defer immigration enforcement proceedings for “all young people who meet the rigorous requirements necessary to be eligible for cancellation of removal or stay of removal under the DREAM Act.” The DREAM Act would … Read More

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Federal Appeals Court Rules Arizona Anti-Immigration Law Unconstitutional

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

In a victory for the civil rights community, a federal appellate court ruled Monday in favor of a lower court’s decision to block controversial aspects of Arizona’s anti-immigration law. The ruling of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upholds an injunction issued by U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton last July, which blocked parts of … Read More

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Improving the Immigration System through Executive Action

Monday, March 21, 2011

A report released by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) last week entitled “Executive Action on Immigration: Six Ways to Make the System Work Better” provides recommendations to the Executive Branch for improving the nation’s immigration system. Despite a strong national consensus that the U.S. immigration system is badly broken, Congress has not passed legislation to … Read More

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