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BREAKING NEWS: Alabama passes law tougher than Arizona’s S.B. 1070

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 [...]

By | June 9th, 2011|Immigration, News|0 Comments

In-State Tuition Benefits to Illegal Immigrants Remain in Effect: USSC Denies Appeal

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 [...]

By | June 9th, 2011|Immigration, News|0 Comments

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, [...]

By | June 8th, 2011|Immigration|0 Comments

“…nearly half of the executives in the room were immigrants”

First of all, if you're a policy junkie like I am, then you'll be interested to know that the White House has a blog where various authors discuss the policy initiatives and behind-the-scenes work that goes on in our Executive Branch of government. Topics are as varied as education, taxation and - for our purposes [...]

By | May 31st, 2011|Immigration, News|0 Comments

E-Verify now en Espanol.

USCIS has launched the Spanish version of its E-Verify web pages. You can now use this site to view important information for both employees and employers now available in Spanish. E-Verify is an Internet-based system that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. (Please Remember: Companies are [...]

By | May 5th, 2011|Immigration, News|0 Comments

Entertainment law suits … Not so Happy Days.

There are many lawsuits being filed, pending or being settled these days in the world of entertainment. The Weinsteins are suing Relativity, the Warner Bros. / Alan Ladd Jr. suit is settled, and Dr. Dre wins judgment against Death Row Records based on a 15 year old contract. But being the child of the 70's [...]

By | April 20th, 2011|Entertainment, News|0 Comments