Monthly Archives: May 2010

Justice Department Preparing to Challenge Arizona Immigration Law

The Justice Department has contacted the state of Arizona’s attorney general, and aides to the governor, in an attempt to avoid a federal lawsuit over Arizona’s new immigration law. The Justice Department wanted to let the parties know they are…

American Citizen Detained As Illegal Immigrant for Three Days

An American citizen who presented documents verifying his ID, along with a birth certificate, was detained for three days because authorities believed he was an illegal immigrant. The citizen, Eduardo Caraballo, was born in Puerto Rico, which automatically vested US…

Will Lawmakers Change the ‘Born in America = Citizen’ Birthright?

Under the 14th Amendment, all persons born in the United States are considered citizens of the United States. Some lawmakers, however, are looking to change the longstanding proposition. According to some lawmakers, the problem arises in certain situations. For example,…