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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. 

Obama Administration Ends Secure Communities

November 21, 2014

ICE Must Be Held Accountable to Ensure Interior Enforcement Reforms Eliminate Constitutional Violations

Among the many humane, common sense reforms to our immigration policies the Obama administration announced last night, one that has the greatest potential to heal American communities is the reform of Immigration and

The U.S. Regularly Deports Asylum Seekers Back to Danger [INFOGRAPHIC]

U.S. Customs and Border Protection routinely prevents refugees from being able to pursue asylum in the United States. Officials fail to ask individuals if they are afraid to return to their native countries (which they are legally obligated to do), and intimidate or ignore people who do express their fears.

U.S. Border Screening Errors Block Refugees from Asylum Process

November 13, 2014

Civil Rights Complaint Details Systemic Failures by Customs and Border Protection

Cost-Effective Procedural Changes Could Shrink the Immigration Court Backlog

October 9, 2014

New White Paper Calls for Department of Justice to Enact Immigration Reforms Inspired by Civil Justice Reform Act

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