The United States Department of Justice is seeking to block South Carolina’s anti-immigrant law. This marks the third challenge to a state immigration law by DOJ. The others are Arizona and Alabama.

Powerful editorial in today’s NY Times about the impact of HB 56 on people across Alabama. The new harsh law is impacting everyone, not just its intended target of immigrants. It’s exactly what the proponents wanted.

Jose Antonio Vargas is in Alabama reporting on the state’s viciiously anti-immigrant law. Over the weekend, he spoke to former Federal District Court Judge U.W. Clemon at the 16th Street Church in Birmingham. Clemon, who is a legal legend in the state, spoke out strongly against HB 56.

Very powerful post from Nick Valencia, a producer at CNN about his first-hand experience with anti-Latino racism recently in Atlanta. Nick is a third generation Mexican-American, who was recently told to “Go home” by a woman in Atlanta.

Yesterday, a Federal District Court Judge in Alabama delivered a decision that will have an immediate negative impact on immigrants and Latinos in that state. Judge Blackburn upheld some of the most egregious sections of Alabama’s punitive and discriminatory.

Major news from Alabama today. Federal District Court Judge Sharon Blackburn upheld several sections of Alabama’s worst-in-the-nation immigration law today

The Republican presidential debates have certainly generated a conversation about immigration reform. However, within Republican circles, that conversation has gotten ugly and divisive. But, as an editorial in USA Today makes clear, that is the wrong approach.

The Center for American Progress released a new report today entitled “All Immigration is Local: Receiving Communities and Their Role in Successful Immigrant Integration,” which discusses what happens when a community reacts negatively to an influx of new immigrants.

Civil rights groups filed a motion in Alabama on Thursday asking a federal judge to stop what has been called the nation’s toughest new immigration law from taking effect. The motion for a preliminary injunction follows its class action lawsuit filed earlier this month.

Another front is opening in the divisive U.S. battle on illegal immigration over whether employers should be required to use a controversial Internet-based system to verify worker eligibility.Introduced 15 years ago, E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration.