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About gilmanzanojr

I'm an Immigration attorney practicing in Las Vegas, Nevada and Dallas, Texas. The purpose of this blog remains to establish a forum for individuals (legal or illegal) to discuss and respectfully argue recent developments in immigration laws, implications of current immigration policies, and real world issues that affect legal and illegal residents everyday.

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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What You Need to Know if Your State is Considering Anti-immigrant Legislation

In April 2010, Arizona governor Jan Brewer signed the “Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act,” or, as it is commonly known, SB1070. At the time of its passage, Arizona’s immigration law surpassed all previous state immigration-control efforts. While … Continue reading

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How Harsh Anti-Immigration Legislation Drains Budgets and Damages States’ Economies

This session, state legislatures are once again considering harsh immigration-control laws. These laws are intended to make everyday life so difficult for unauthorized immigrants that they will choose to “self-deport” and return to their home countries. Proponents of these laws … Continue reading

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Immigration Statistics – Texas

Immigrants and their children are growing shares of Texas’s population and electorate.  The foreign-born share of Texas’s population rose from 9.0% in 1990, to 13.9% in 2000, to 16.4% in 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Texas was home to 4,142,031 immigrants in 2010, … Continue reading

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Immigration Statistics – Nevada

15% of registered voters in Nevada are immigrants or the children of immigrants.  The foreign-born share of Nevada’s population rose from 8.7% in 1990, to 15.8% in 2000, to 18.8% in 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Nevada was home to 508,458 immigrants … Continue reading

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