The national debate over illegal immigration has been dramatically altered since 9/11. In his book The Latino Threat, Leo R. Chavez argues that Latina/o immigrants—including those U.S. populations that physically resemble them—have been socially constructed as grave risks to the United States. Arizona Senate
As the New York Times reported on Monday, the United States Department of Justice filed a complaint challenging Alabama’s new immigration law, HB 56, on Monday in the Northern District of Alabama. The Justice Department argues that the “the state law conflicts with federal law
The Supreme Court has upheld an Arizona law that punishes businesses for hiring undocumented immigrants. The 2007 law, called the Arizona Legal Workers Act, allows the state to suspend the licenses of businesses that "intentionally or knowingly" violate requirements to verify the legal eligibility of
The Maryland legislature voted this week to guarantee in-state tuition to illegal immigrants, and Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley is expected to sign the bill. Undocumented students are not eligible for aid or scholarships, so tuition breaks offer these students possibly their only hope of
This January, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal told the Tucson School District to end its Mexican-American studies program or lose $15 million in annual state aid under a new law banning ethnic studies programs.
Passed in May of last year,
The 9th Circuit Monday upheld the action by an Arizona district court blocking parts of Arizona's controversial immigration law from going into effect. The ruling by District Judge Susan R. Bolton that the court upheld blocked provisions in the law that would allow for
The Arizona Senate's recent rejection of multiple immigration bills - designed, among other things, to challenge birthright citizenship for children of undocumented immigrants and the right to K-12 public education for undocumented children, and to encourage healthcare workers to report suspected undocumented persons to authorities -