DePaul University College of Law
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This month the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Arizona v. United States regarding the constitutionality of Arizona SB 1070, the notorious “papers please” immigration law that allows local police officers to arrest and question residents simply for “looking” undocumented. The Court's ruling could determine whether states have the right to pass their own immigration laws and in what circumstances state laws may trump federal immigration provisions. The Supreme Court's decision will have ramifications for communities across the United States.
"The number of immigrants being held in detention centers across the U.S. is the lowest it’s been in nearly a decade, possibly signaling a change in a federal mandate called a 'bed quota.'" NIJC's policy director, Royce Benstein Murray, spoke to the press about why immigration detention should be used only as a last resort and how a different interpretation of the detention bed quota could result in the U.S. detaining fewer individuals unneccesarily.
Fifth Circuit Sets Promising Precedent for Pending Ruling on Immigration Executive Action
The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) welcomes this week’s ruling from a federal appeals court in Texas, which reiterated that the Department of Homeland Security has broad discretion in how it enforces federal immigration law.
Submitted by Karolyn Talbert on Mon, 2015-02-09 12:01
A reflection on the war on drugs, and its impact on families. For the past five years, I have been working with Ana*, who has been a lawful permanent resident in the United States for more than 28 years.