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SB 1070 ruling spurs renewed calls for immigration reform

June 30, 2012 - Arizona Republic

From the moment the U.S. Supreme Court struck down key provisions of Arizona's immigration law last week, a chorus of experts, activists and elected officials renewed a call for Congress to reform immigration laws at a federal level. But any such effort may be as doomed now as it has been in the past.

U.S. Supreme Court upholds most controversial provision of Arizona’s Immigration Law

June 30, 2012 - Arab American News

Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum says the Supreme Court's decision will divide the nation. “While the Supreme Court largely agreed that S.B. 1070 goes against our Constitution, it still left one dangerous provision, Section 2(B) which is the pointy end of the sword of the Arizona immigration law. The implementation of the racial profiling inherent in Section 2(B) will cause irreparable harm in Arizona.”

Supreme Court Delivers Mixed Ruling on SB 1070

June 29, 2012 -

United StatesThe Supreme Court June 25 delivered a mixed decision on Arizona’s SB 1070, striking down three provisions but retaining the most contentious part of the legislation which would allow law enforcement officials to demand proof of immigration status from anyone they suspect is undocument

The Court Leaves Arizonans in the Lurch

June 29, 2012 - Dissent

On Monday the Supreme Court delivered its decision in the Arizona et al. v. United States case. At stake was the constitutionality of Senate Bill 1070 (SB 1070), Arizona’s highly controversial anti-immigration legislation—and more broadly, whether states have the right to enact their own immigration

For the Pro-Immigrant Left, Lawyers See Win, Activists See Loss

June 26, 2012 - Capital Hill -

In the print edition of IBD today, Capital Hill takes a look at the pro-immigration left and how its reaction to Monday’s Supreme Court ruling on Arizona’s controversial llaw SB 1070 reveals a fissure in the movement:The law’s opponents split on whether the decision represented a win for their sid

Arizona Attorneys General: Federal Revocation Of Immigration Enforcement Authority ‘Symbolic’

June 26, 2012 - Capital Hill -

Only hours after the Supreme Court ruled on Arizona’s controversial immigration law SB 1070, upholding a key provision but throwing the rest out, the Obama administration acted to revoke a federal authority given to the state on immigration enforcement.

Experts Weigh In on Arizona’s Immigration Law

June 26, 2012 - Yahoo! News

Focus on the FamilyWaiting GameWill Immigration Decision Fuel Latino Turnout?Insiders Say Defense Sequester 'Somewhat Likely' to Take EffectThe Supreme Court announced Monday its opinion on the Arizona immigration bill, deciding to uphold the “Show Me Papers” provision, while overturning the th

Arizona Immigration Law Ruling May Mean Boon For Private Prison Business

June 25, 2012 - The Huffington Post

As the Supreme Court upheld a central provision of Arizona's controversial immigration law on Monday -– a requirement for law enforcement to check the legal status of suspected undocumented immigrants -- a powerful corporate lobby may stand to benefit: the private prison industry.

Supreme Court Blocks Key Provisions of Ariz. Immigration Law

June 25, 2012 - Fox Business

Attorney Alberto Cardenas, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and National Immigration Forum Executive Director Ali Noorani on the impact of the Supreme Court ruling on Arizona’s immigration law.

Immigration Rights Groups Unhappy With Supreme Court’s Mixed Decision

June 25, 2012 - New York Times

Immigrant rights groups said they worried that the Supreme Court’s decision on Monday allowing a key provision in Arizona’s tough immigration law to stand would lead to racial profiling, as Gov. Jan Brewer described the decision as “a victory for the rule of law.”

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