Monthly Archives: October 2011

Utah Holds Summit to Discuss Immigration

Leaders from political, religious and business arenas have stepped up to discuss immigration and its impact on the economy at the Mountain West Immigration Summit in Salt Lake City in the light of the ever increasing immigration laws that are … Continue reading

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ACLU Files Charge Fighting South Carolina’s Immigration Law

On October 12, 2011, the ACLU, representing a slew of groups and individuals, filed a lawsuit against the State of South Carolina seeking to enjoin South Carolina Senate Bill 20 (“SB 20″).  Like lawsuits brought by the ACLU in Arizona, … Continue reading

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Justice Department Files Lawsuit Against California Healthcare Provider Alleging Discrimination

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit today against a healthcare provider with skilled nursing facilities throughout California, alleging that it engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination by imposing unnecessary documentary requirements on naturalized U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens in … Continue reading

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ICE Director Issues Statement on Immigration Activity: Worksite Enforcement at an All Time High

John Morton, Director, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) before the judiciary committee on immigration policy and enforcement made the following statements. “Enforcing our immigration priorities and obligations is neither simple nor easy, and we are committed to getting it right. … Continue reading

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California Joins Other States in Placing Restriction on Credit Checks

In a move that impacts employers in the Golden State conducting credit report checks on job applicants, California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law Assembly Bill 22 (AB 22) which prohibits employers or prospective employers – with the exception of certain financial institutions – from obtaining … Continue reading

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California Passes Law Making E-Verify Non-Mandatory in the State

On Sunday, October 9th, 2011 Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 1236, the Employment Acceleration Act authored by Assembly member Paul Fong (D-Cupertino). The bill ensures that city, county and state government cannot mandate the use of E-Verify on … Continue reading

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Alabama Immigration Law – Fed Court Rules Out Certain Provisions

A coalition of civil rights groups claimed that the new Alabama immigration laws cleared for enforcement by a U.S. judge should be blocked until a federal appeals court has reviewed legal challenges. The American Civil Liberties Union, Southern Poverty Law … Continue reading

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