Arizona SB 1070

Immigration

Major Wins for Immigrant Rights Movement at State Level in 2013

While many immigrant rights advocates focused on federal policy fights in 2013, others honed in on state campaigns – and often won. The wave of state legislative victories includes expanded protections for immigrant workers, driver’s licenses for immigrants without legal … Continued

Like NSEERS, Entry-Exit System Could Pose Major Threat to Immigrants, Civil Liberties

Between now and the July 4 Senate recess, the term “entry-exit system” will be thrown around on the Senate floor more than a few times. The little-fought over component of immigration reform—it being innocuous enough for advocates of reform to ignore, yet … Continued

SB 1070 Decision Still Leaves Doubt about Who’s Enforcing What

The Supreme Court ruled today to preempt three of four SB 1070 provisions. While it’s good that undocumented workers will not be criminalized over employment and that police cannot make unwarranted arrests, the racial profiling provision of the law, i.e. … Continued

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach Launches, Chairs Prairie Fire PAC

Kris Kobach has referred to his work making immigrants’ lives miserable as something he does in his “spare time.” What “spare time” exactly does Kobach plan on using to run his new political action committee, Prairie Fire PAC? In case … Continued

Looking Ahead to Arizona’s Day in Supreme Court

by Lindsey George Last week, the Supreme Court of the United States agreed to hear the Arizona v. United States case, which presents the question of whether Arizona’s anti-immigrant SB 1070 statute is preempted by federal immigration law and thereby … Continued

Politics

Georgia’s HB 87: a New Generation Resists Jim Crow

by Catharine Debelle This week six youth activists were arrested in Atlanta, GA, for acts of civil disobedience. The protest was the second of its kind this year in Atlanta, following a similar action on Georgia State University’s campus back … Continued

Politics

Anti-immigrant group’s comments in aftermath of Arizona tragedy are shockingly insensitive

For years, anti-immigrant groups have had a field day in Arizona; using the state to test out the viability of racist legislation like SB 1070. Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) and its legal arm Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) … Continued

Immigration

Street Theater, a Silent Senator, and Dreams

My Democratic senator is silent about immigration-how about yours? Even though the worst parts of the Arizona SB 1070 law are temporarily blocked, Republican extremists continue to push anti-immigrant legislation.  Last week, more Republicans called for a repeal of the … Continued