Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Show me your papers? I don't think so

I'm very happy to report that part of the Arizona immigration law--the provision that would require American citizens to carry papers--has been blocked.  The judged restated the concern that I and many immigrant advocates have felt is the most damaging aspect of the law, saying:

“There is a substantial likelihood that officers will wrongfully arrest legal resident aliens,” she wrote. “By enforcing this statute, Arizona would impose a ‘distinct, unusual and extraordinary’ burden on legal resident aliens that only the federal government has the authority to impose" (emphasis added).

Some aspects of the law were not blocked, but this move indicates that the nativists will not have free reign in this debate.   

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Arizona Immigration Law's Day in Court

At 4:30 eastern time, a federal judge in Phoenix will hear arguments regarding Arizona's immigration law.  At issue is whether the judge will issue a temporary injunction.  I'll be blogging later today as news develops.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Colbert on Immigration

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Obama on Immigration

 Time to call their bluff?

Today President Obama made a major speech on immigration, calling for comprehensive immigration reform.

We all know this may not work. The important thing is to keep pushing the momentum forward and to call the GOP out to stand accountable to America's fasting growing voting block.