Tag Archives: immigration

States Moving in Opposite Directions Regarding Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

A new Illinois law will allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses.    The bill, signed Monday by Illinois governor Pat Quinn, could affect as many as 250,000 unlicensed drivers in the state.  The bill will allow persons who are not…

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.…

Nebraska Governor Wants to Introduce Arizona-Style Immigration Law

As November elections grow closer, it is apparent that immigration reform is a hot topic, even in non-border states like Nebraska. Current Governor Dave Heineman is campaigning for a second term on the grounds that he wants to introduce an…

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…

Supreme Court Will Find Itself in the Spotlight Soon

Post by Randall Ryder A number of hot political topics–gay marriage, immigration, and deepwater drilling–are likely to come in front of the Supreme Court in the near future. The Supreme Court is the nation’s highest court, but it is about to…

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.…

Change the Constitution? Senator Suggests Modifying 14th Amendment

Senator John Kyl, a high-ranking Republican, has suggested that Congress should consider repealing the 14th Amendment. The 14th Amendment grants citizenship to any person born in the United States. As part of a growing discussion regarding immigration reform, many Republican…

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…

Prosecutors Offer ‘Snitch-Visa’ to Cooperating Terrorists

When prosecutors believe terrorist suspects have valuable information, and they are willing to cooperate, they will sometimes offer a "snitch visa" to secure their cooperation. The snitch visa program started after the World Trade Center attack in 1993 as a…