IMMIGRATION (US)
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Immigration is the act of moving to or settling in another country or region, temporarily or permanently. An immigrant is someone who intends to reside permanently, and not a casual visitor or traveler. Immigration means "in-migration" into a country, and is the reverse of emigration, or "out-migration." The long term and/or permanent movement of human population in general, whether into, out of, or within countries (or before the existence of recognised countries) is regarded as migration... [ Wikipedia ]


Federal judge blocks Arizona ban on driver's licenses for young immigrants
January 23, 2015
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Arizona on Thursday made permanent an injunction that requires the state to issue driver's licenses to immigrants who were brought illegally to the US as children. The young people, known as Dreamers, were granted a deferral of deportation by Pr....... [more]

ACLU settles lawsuit challenging post-9/11 detentions
January 16, 2015
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) reached a settlement Thursday in a case against the US government challenging the constitutionality of detaining Muslim men as material witnesses without sufficient cause. The case alleged that following the 9/11 terrorist attacks the US government implement....... [more]

An Unexceptional Aspect of President Obama's Immigration Executive Actions
January 15, 2015
JURIST Guest Columnist Jill Family, Widener University School of Law, discusses Obama's recent immigration executive actions and the Obama administration's exercises of executive power...The push and pull between President Obama and Congress over various issues often too quickly boils down to descri....... [more]

US House votes to block funding for president's immigration action
January 15, 2015
The US House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a $40 billion funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security on a 236-191 vote, which included amendments to repeal two key facets to President Barack Obama's immigration action. The first amendment, passed on a 237-190 vote, is to block a 20....... [more]

Supreme Court hears arguments on Immigration and Nationality Act, bankruptcy court jurisdiction
January 14, 2015
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Wednesday. In Mellouli v. Holder the court heard arguments on whether the government should be required to prove a connection between a conviction for possession of drug paraphernalia and a controlled substance as defined by congress in order to....... [more]

Federal judge blocks use of Arizona identity theft laws
January 6, 2015
Judge David Campbell for the US District Court for the District of Arizona on Monday ruled Maricopa County officials may not enforce two Arizona identity-theft laws used to convict hundreds of undocumented immigrant workers. The court ordered an immediate halt to the state's enforcement of identity....... [more]

Felons, Families and Prosecutorial Discretion
January 2, 2015
JURIST Guest Columnist Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, of Penn State Law, discusses President Obama's executive actions on immigration and analyzes the two main immigration reform programs ...On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a series of executive actions on immigration aimed at reducing depo....... [more]

Federal judge rules Obama immigration action unconstitutional
December 16, 2014
A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania ruled Tuesday that parts of US President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration are unconstitutional. Judge Arthur Schwab found that the president's action exceeds the scope of executive authority: "The court holds th....... [more]

US states challenge Obama immigration order
December 4, 2014
A coalition of 17 states led by Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott filed suit against President Barrack Obama Wednesday challenging his executive action on immigration. Abbott sharply criticized the president's action stating that "he President is abdicating his responsibility to faithfully enforce la....... [more]

UN committee urges US to investigate police brutality
November 28, 2014
The UN Committee Against Torture has urged the US to begin prompt, impartial investigations into all cases of police brutality and excessive use of force by police officers, and to limit the use of electrical discharge weapons. The committee expressed concern over the use of force against people of....... [more]

Utah reaches settlement over immigration law
November 26, 2014
The Utah Attorney General's Office reached a settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Tuesday over a controversial immigration law. The "Utah Illegal Immigration Enforcement Act" was criticized as encouraging racial profiling as it allowed police officers to stop individuals to....... [more]




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    American Immig. Lawyers Assn.

    Justice for Immigrants

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