Tagged: illegal immigrants

Hearing on AZ immigration law

A federal judge in Phoenix is hearing arguments from the state, the feds, and civil rights groups over whether Arizona’s controversial new immigration law — requiring officers to check a person’s immigration status if there’s a “reasonable suspicion” that the person is here illegally — should take effect next week.  Law Professor Susan Akram, an […]

Nebraska town targets illegals

With about 57 percent of residents voting for it, the town of Fremont, Neb., has passed an ordinance aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration by banning hiring or renting property to illegals.  The town now faces a long legal fight similar to that embroiling the state of Arizona after it recently enacted a law […]

Obama immigration policy unresolved

Trying to build public support for candidate Obama’s pledge to overhaul U.S. immigration law, the Obama administration so far has maintained most Bush administration enforcement policies to keep the borders secure before the debate begins in Congress over changing the laws.  The only formal change was to limit controversial raids at workplaces.  School of Law Professor […]