The U.S. Supreme Court scaled back Arizona’s first-of-its-kind crackdown on illegal immigrants, striking down three provisions in a decision that asserts the federal government’s exclusive role to set immigration policy.
The United States Supreme Court gave its blessing this week to one of the strong immigration control laws passed by the state of Arizona, a law that has served as a model for similar measures in other states.
A US federal judge in Arizona has blocked key parts of the state's strict immigration law a day before it was due to take effect. The judge blocked a requirement that police check the immigration status of criminal suspects whom they had stopped while enforcing other laws.
Eleven countries mostly from Latinamerica on Wednesday signed a declaration condemning the US state of Arizona's controversial immigration law, describing it as “racist and xenophobic.”
United States National Guard troops will begin deploying along the US-Mexico border from 1 August, officials say. The 1,200 troops, ordered to the border by President Barack Obama, form part of efforts to tackle illegal immigration and drug-trafficking.They will be in the four border states with Arizona getting the largest share.
Tens of thousand of demonstrators marched in over 70 cities across the United States Saturday to protest a new immigration law in the state of Arizona. The law is aimed at those who have entered the country illegally, but critics say it will lead to ethnic profiling of Arizona's Hispanics.
The United States immigrant community will be taking to the streets on Saturday May first—International Workers' Day—in 70 cities to demand migration reform and to protest an Arizona law which criminalizes illegal immigration.