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Arizona SB 1070 at the U.S. Supreme Court: What it means for the Midwest

DePaul University College of Law Lewis Building Room 241 25 East Jackson Street Chicago, IL

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 Untold Stories of Children Fleeing Central America

Upon getting off the train at the Mexico-Arizona border, 16-year-old Carlos*, his father, and a group of nine other adults were kidnapped by members of a drug cartel.

Court-Ordered Halt to Obama’s Unlawful Family Detention Practices Is an Opportunity to Expand Alternatives to Detention Programs

February 24, 2015

Statement by Mary Meg McCarthy, Executive Director, National Immigrant Justice Center

Obama Administration Moves to Reverse Texas Immigration Ruling; Seeks to Keep Families Together, Reduce Hardships

February 20, 2015

Statement by Mary Meg McCarthy, Executive Director, Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center

Families, DAPA, and the War on Drugs

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.

When it comes to U.S. Presidents and Deportations, Their Records Speak for Themselves

Since 2009, President Obama has deported more than 2.3 million people, nearly as many individuals as a century’s worth of presidents:

 

House Judiciary Committee’s Focus on Expanding Immigration Enforcement Contradicts Reality

February 3, 2015

Statement by Mary Meg McCarthy, Executive Director, Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center

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