UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANT STUDENTS WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR CALIFORNIA AID Undocumented immigrant students in California will be able to receive state-funded financial aid in 2013 to attend college, under a new law signed on Saturday by Governor Jerry Brown. The law allows top students who are on a path to citizenship to apply and receive the [...]
2,400 convicted foreign nationals were arrested during a week-long "Cross Check" enforcement operation back in May 2011. The announcement was made by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) yesterday. Quoting from the official news release: "ICE is focused on smart, effective immigration enforcement that prioritizes efforts first on removing those serious criminal aliens who present the [...]
Today is World Refugee Day, and in honor of today the UNHCR (UN High Commission for Refugees) has launched the "1 Campaign". The Campaign page includes an array of taglines including: 1 family forced to flee is too many. 1 refugee without hope is too many. 1 refugee returned to danger is too many. 1 [...]
The American Civil Liberties Union has already announced its intention to bring suit against Alabama's SB 56. The legislation passed today through the state legislature, which many say is the toughest state immigration law - even tougher than Arizona's comparable and controversial SB 1070. -- Zoe Kevork, Principal Attorney Quoting from the LA Times article [...]
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal of a California Supreme Court Case, Robert Martinez v. Regents of the University of California, in which the California Supreme Court Justices unanimously upheld the law at issue and dismissed the case. At issue is a California Law that gives illegal immigrants the same in-state college tuition [...]
Practical applications for California businesses stemming from Arizona “licensing” laws and the USSC decision.
The 2010 Arizona law giving police broad authority to detain suspected undocumented individuals (S.B. 1070) was only the latest attempt to infringe upon federal immigration law and enforcement. In 2007, the Legal Arizona Workers Act (LAWA) created “licensing” laws that impose sanctions on companies who employ unauthorized aliens. While S.B 1070 makes its way through the courts, [...]