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THE LAW PROFESSSOR HAS BEEN SCHOOLED:  WSJ’s editorial about the Fifth Circuit’s refusal to reverse…

THE LAW PROFESSSOR HAS BEEN SCHOOLED:  WSJ’s editorial about the Fifth Circuit’s refusal to reverse the President’s unilateral immigration legislation executive action: America’s most powerful former law professor is getting a re-education in the Constitution, and on present course President Obama might flunk out. Show More Summary

White House Hits Back at Appeals Court After Immigration Ruling

"Today, two judges of the Fifth Circuit chose to misinterpret the facts and the law"

Appeals Court Blocks Implementation of Obama's Immigration Executive Action

On Tuesday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals blocked President Barack Obama's immigration executive action—which would defer the deportation of undocumented parents of citizens and lawful permanent residents—from going into effect....Show More Summary

Anti-immigrant group blames California’s drought on immigrants in most obvious ploy ever

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

An anti-immigration group blames California’s historic drought on immigrants as it launched a media campaign to tighten immigration laws, the LA Times reports. The group, California for Population Stabilization, is a long-time advocate for stricter immigration laws, arguing that the...

VID: Meet the Woman Caring for Over 800 Kids Hurt By Immigration Laws

6 days agoNews : Reason

"Immigration Orphans: How US Policy is Hurting American Kids," produced by Amanda Winkler. About 8 minutes. Original release date was May 18, 2015 and original writeup is below. Brandi, an 8-year-old American child, vividly remembers...Show More Summary

How A New Immigration Law Will Help Hunt Whistleblowers

A seemingly mundane bill passed by the senate last week could have serious implications for those trying to blow the whistle on the Department of Immigration.

Legal Immigrants Face Long Wait Times versus Illegals

Oh, but legal immigrants aren’t equal to illegal immigrants even when they’re trying to obey the laws of the country they want to move to? Sounds a bit hypocritical, right?

Is the Current US Immigration Law Hurting American Kids?

last weekNews : Reason

A Nicaraguan immigrant and current Miami resident, Sandigo has devoted the past six years to helping American children who have lost at least one parent to deportation. Currently, she is the legal guardian for over 800 children.   "It’s a blessing and a huge honor knowing that I can serve with what I have. Show More Summary

African Immigrants: Highly Educated and Underemployed in America

Back home in Guinea, West Africa, Nasser Diallo had a law degree and a good job working as a political journalist for a radio station. That all came to an end in 2009, he said, when the military abruptly opened fire at a protest he was covering, massacring dozens “until they ran out of bullets.”

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

A high school student who wore a halter dress to school got detention for being a “sexual distraction.” How local law enforcement is preventing immigrant domestic violence victims from getting the protection they need.  The US military’s sexual assault problem is so bad the UN is getting involved. We stand with Saida. Catch me on Talk Poverty […]

How Local Officials Are Standing In The Way Of Protection For Immigrant Domestic Violence Victims

Local law enforcement officials and prosecutors hold a lot of power during the certification process. The post How Local Officials Are Standing In The Way Of Protection For Immigrant Domestic Violence Victims appeared first on ThinkProgress.

New federal effort to deport criminal immigrants draws local skepticism

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

As the Obama administration prepares to alter how it enforces immigration laws, top officials have been conducting weeks of shuttle diplomacy, touring the country to try to reenlist police chiefs and mayors in the cause of deporting people convicted of crimes.

‘Like a nightmare': Hundreds of immigrant women and children mistreated at federal detention centers

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Crisis talks under way to resolve fate of undocumented mothers and children in Texas and Pennsylvania allegedly detained in violation of child protection laws One thousand undocumented mothers and children currently detained in immigration centers in Texas and Pennsylvania could be freed imminently...

Jeb Bush Says He Would Not Repeal Obama Immigration Order Right Away

Jeb Bush said in an interview that he would not immediately move to repeal President Obama's executive order on immigration, suggesting that he would instead wait for a new law to be passed addressing the matter.

Exploitation and wage theft are the cost of a cheap mani-pedi

Manicurists in the New York City area are badly exploited and the government is not keeping up with labor law violations, a New York Times investigation shows. Many salon owners demand that the workers, overwhelmingly immigrant women,...Show More Summary

Why Obama's Executive Actions Prove That Immigration Law Is Doomed to Complexity

Someone recently asked me what makes immigration law so complicated, and whether it has to be that way. I paused, contemplating polarized congressional debates, hastily crafted compromises, and the messy legislation that results. But Obama's executive actions, crafted by a single administration, are among the best examples of unnecessary complexity. Show More Summary

A Refusal to Enforce Immigration Law Helped Pave the Way for the Abuse of New York’s Nail-Salon Workers

  Today, the New York Times has a fascinating story by Sarah Maslin Nir about illegal employment practices at New York’s nail salons. In the U.S. as a whole, nail salons have become more popular since 2000, but they have exploded in the Big Apple. Show More Summary

Clinton wades into debate over Obama's immigration actions

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says his executive actions shielding millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation extend as far as the law allows. Clinton's aggressive stance reinvigorates the debate over the scope of presidential powers, which has become a flashpoint in Washington's politically fraught immigration fight.

MICKEY KAUS: Call it the Caudillo Test: It’s no longer enough for a Democratic presidential candi…

MICKEY KAUS: Call it the Caudillo Test: It’s no longer enough for a Democratic presidential candidate to pledge to reform immigration laws. You have to pledge to end-run the nation’s elected legislature if it doesn’t go along. Good to know!

Judge Hands Arizona Dreamers Big Win With Tuition Ruling

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Undocumented immigrants living in Arizona while their deportations are deferred are lawfully residing in the state and therefore eligible to pay in-state tuition to attend state colleges, a judge has ruled. Tuesday's ruling in a case...Show More Summary

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