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Calls Increase on Arizona Officials to #CountEveryVote

Last week, we reported on the alarming number of provisional ballots left over from last week’s election that still to be counted in Arizona.  Here’s a quick recap from the Arizona chapter of the ACLU: According to the Arizona Secretary of State, as of November 8 there were more than 630,000 ballots yet to be … Continue reading »

Rep. Steve King Decides Triumph Can Wait and Postpones Plans to Sue President Over DREAMer Relief

In June, Representative Steve King (R-IA)–one of the most anti-immigrant members of Congress–sent out a fundraising appeal to his list of supporters, declaring his plans to sue the President of the United States.  The extremist Rep. King disagreed with the President’s plan to offer immigrant youth temporary relief from deportation, and believed a lawsuit was … Continue reading »

Judge Allows Racial Profiling to Begin in Arizona, Advocates Continue Fight Against SB 1070

It’s an ugly day for justice in Arizona: A judge in Arizona ruled Tuesday that police can immediately start enforcing the most contentious section of the state’s immigration law, marking the first time officers can carry out the so-called “show me your papers” provision. The decision by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton is the latest … Continue reading »

NILC, ACLU and MALDEF Want Judge to Block Racial Profiling Provision in Arizona's Anti-Immigrant Law, SB1070

Several opponents of Arizona’s SB 1070, including the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Immigration Law Center and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, went to Court today to stop implementation of the “show me your papers” provision of that law. The groups are “seeking a court order that would prevent authorities from enforcing a rule that requires … Continue reading »

California Legislature Steps Up As the “Anti-Arizona” on Immigration

State Comes Full Circle from Prop 187 Days to Model Smart Immigration Enforcement Washington, DC – Yesterday, California took a key step in positioning itself as the “anti-Arizona” on immigration enforcement, with the state Senate passing a bill that would restore common sense to the proper role for states with respect to immigration.  In fact, … Continue reading »