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Alabama immigration law on mobile homes blocked by judge

A federal judge has temporarily blocked a part of Alabama‘s tough new immigration law that requires residents to show proof of citizenship when registering mobile homes with the state. US district judge Myron Thompson of the Middle District of Alabama wrote in a 108-page opinion that the law leaves illegal immigrants “between a rock and […]

Wisconsin faces lawsuit as civil rights groups cry foul over new voting rules

A tough new law in the state of Wisconsin requiring voters to carry a photo ID card before they can cast their vote is being challenged in a federal lawsuit that claims thousands of poor, black and elderly people could be disenfranchised. The legal action, lodged in the federal court for the eastern district of […]

Supreme Court to look at Arizona immigration law

December 13, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Supreme Court to look at Arizona immigration law 12 Dec 2011 The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Arizona’s immigration law, Senate Bill 1070. Its ruling could impact immigration laws nationwide and push the immigration debate into the spotlight during the final […]

How terrorist ‘entrapment’ ensnares us all | Karen Greenberg

Two weeks ago, Jose Pimentel was arrested as an alleged terrorist bomb-maker as a result of an NYPD sting. Within hours of the arrest, his attorney raised the prospect of a possible entrapment defense. Last month, when Mansour Arbabsiar was indicted for trying to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States on behalf of […]

Canada bans veils at citizen oath

12 December 2011 Last updated at 23:38 GMT Canada is considering a wider ban on veils in government offices, schools and hospitals Canada’s government has introduced a ban on the wearing of veils while swearing the oath of citizenship. Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Jason Kenney told a news conference in Montreal anyone wanting to […]

Top court to rule on Arizona law

12 December 2011 Last updated at 22:38 GMT The Obama administration is challenging immigration laws in a handful of US states The US Supreme Court has said it will rule on the legality of Arizona’s tough immigration law. It requires police to demand proof of citizenship if they suspect anyone they stop is in the […]