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Will Other States Pass Arizona Style Immigration Laws?

 Post by Randall Ryder Earlier this year, the state of Arizona passed a new immigration law that generated a tremendous amount of controversy. The Governor of Nebraska recently said he would strive to pass a similar law in his second term.…

Is a Special Border Patrol Court System Violating Civil Rights?

Along the Mexican border, a special program called Operation Streamline deals with illegal aliens and immigrants and helps get them through the justice system quickly, but is it too fast? Under the system, individuals caught at the border are many…

Arizona Sheriff Sued By Federal Government for Refusing Document Access

The Justice Department has filed suit against an Arizona sheriff for his failure to turn over documents as part of a civil rights investigation involving the sheriff’s actions. Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio is known for being tough on crime, but…

What is the Likelihood of Changing the 14th Amendment?

Post by Randall Ryder As part of a growing discussion regarding immigration reform, many Republican leaders are calling for reform or even repealing the 14th Amendment. The 14th Amendment grants citizenship to any person born or naturalized in the United States.…

Judge Blocks Parts of Arizona Immigration Law

An Arizona Federal Judge has issued an injunction, blocking many provisions of the new immigration law. In her opinion, the judge expressed concerns about illegal aliens being swept up by local police, and also expressed concerns the law treads on…

Clinton Says Department of Justice Will Sue Over Immigration Law

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a foreign journalist that the Department of Justice will be suing Arizona over the new immigration law. Clinton was in Ecuador when she made the acknowledgement. Asked to confirm or deny the statement, the…

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,…