Monthly Archives: March 2012

Appeals Court Blocks Two More Key Provisions

The U.S  Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit temporarily enjoined two more controversial provisions of Alabama’s extreme immigration law (HB 56), adding to the list of  enjoined provisions. Yesterday, the 11thCircuit blocked Section 27, which bars Alabama courts from enforcing a contract with an unlawfully … Continue reading

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Number of Potential Immigrant Voters on the Rise in Key Super Tuesday States

Three of the twelve states holding Republican primaries or caucuses on Super Tuesday—Georgia, Massachusetts and Virginia—show especially strong trends in the numbers of foreign-born residents who have become U.S. citizens. This trend is significant given that these new Americans are … Continue reading

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Mother Jones Exposes Inner Workings of the Self-Deportation Movement

In its March/April issue, Mother Jones Magazine goes “inside the self-deportation movement,” exploring “164 state anti-immigration bills and the forces behind them.” The concept of “self deportation,” popularized by GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney, is central to the philosophy of “attrition through enforcement.” The … Continue reading

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