November 10, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Arizona on Friday struck down an Arizona law that made smuggling immigrants a state crime because it conflicts with federal laws governing immigration. The law was passed in 2005 and designed to prosecute those trafficking people into the ...[read more]
September 5, 2014
by Josh Guckert
JURIST Guest Columnist Geoffrey Hoffman, of the University of Houston Law Center, discusses the problems that the immigration court creates for unaccompanied alien children...The law is no stranger to paradoxes, contradictions and strange coincidences. Immigration courts however present a special ...[read more]
June 24, 2014
by William Hibbitts
A Montana judge has struck down most of a voter approved immigration law that requires government officials to check the immigration status of anyone applying for state services. The law was approved by voters in November 2012 by an overwhelming majority of 74 percent. Judge Jeffrey Sherlock ruled ...[read more]
March 27, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The Council of Europe (COE) Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks on Wednesday called upon the Greek government to abandon plans to include a clause in a draft immigration law that would allow the government to deport migrants following the rejection of their claims of abuse by law ...[read more]
March 4, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
The South Carolina Attorney General's Office said Monday that it would comply with a court order enjoining it from enforcing the controversial "show me your papers" provision of the state's recently enacted immigration law. In what is being called a victory for immigrants' rights, the state will ...[read more]
January 17, 2014
by Endia Vereen
JURIST Guest Columnist Noeli Serna, Chicago-Kent College of Law Class of 2016, discusses the city of Chicago's new driver's license policy and the extent to which states can implement their own immigration laws in accordance with federal immigration laws...The influence and power of local and ...[read more]
December 21, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a controversial immigration bill Friday that will allow students in the country illegally to be eligible for in-state rates to attend state colleges, effective immediately. Christie's administration and the state senate reached a compromise on what has ...[read more]
November 16, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Seton Hall University School of Law released a report on Tuesday examining the hardships created by the US asylum program. According to the Immigration Nationality Act (INA) and Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act, asylum seekers are not ...[read more]
October 30, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The state of Alabama agreed Tuesday to permanently block several provisions of its immigration law, according to the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (HICA). The key provisions that were permanently blocked include Sections 28; 11(f) and (g); 10, 11(a), 13, and 27; 12, 18, and 20; and 19. ...[read more]
October 17, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The Louisiana Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a state law that made it a crime for non-US citizens to drive a vehicle without carrying proof of lawful immigration status. The court found that the state law is preempted by federal law under the US Supreme Court's recent decision in Arizona v. ...[read more]

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