Tagged: immigration reform

Arizona’s immigration battle

Protesters stormed the streets of Phoenix objecting to Arizona’s new immigration law, most of which was struck down by a federal court judge who ruled that the bulk of the law intruded on federal responsibilities for immigration control.  Law Professor Susan Akram, an authority on immigration law, says the only way to keep states and […]

SCOTUS to review 2007 Arizona law

The U.S. Supreme Court will review a 2007 Arizona immigration law that punishes employers who knowingly hire undocumented workers.  The Justice Department says the law violates a federal law barring states from imposing penalties on those who employ people not in the country legally.  Law Professor Susan Akram, an authority on immigration law, says the […]

Bad economy makes immigration reform even more needed

Law Professor Susan Akram, a Pakistan-born authority on immigration and refugee law, says it’s incorrect to suggest the financial meltdown makes it impossible to justify legalizing undocumented people when citizens are facing job losses.  President Obama, she says, is right to push for immigration reform now. “Hard evidence about U.S. immigration – both legal and […]