Immigration

11:51am

Fri October 14, 2011
The Two-Way

Two More Parts Of Alabama Immigration Law Put On Hold, Rest Upheld

Originally published on Fri October 14, 2011 11:52 am

"The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has stayed the parts of Alabama's immigration law that require proof of lawful residency in the U.S. and track immigration information about newly enrolled students," The Huntsville Times writes.

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2:14pm

Thu September 29, 2011
Law

Law Doesn't Mark End Of Alabama Immigration Battle

Originally published on Fri September 30, 2011 3:37 am

Gov. Robert Bentley talks with reporters outside the Capitol in Montgomery, Ala., on Wednesday. Bentley said he will work with the state attorney general to appeal the parts of the decision that struck down sections of the state's illegal immigrant law.
Dave Martin AP

Alabama's toughest-in-the-nation law on illegal immigration went into effect Thursday, a day after a federal judge upheld some of its key provisions, but the court battle over the issue appears far from over.

State law enforcement can now question and detain without bond people they suspect may be in the country illegally, and public schools are required to verify students' immigration status.

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8:30am

Thu June 16, 2011
Immigration

Colorado Immigrant Group Warns of Dire Consequences if E-Verify Expanded

Many businesses now display signs saying they use the now-voluntary E-Verify system

A Colorado immigrant rights group is denouncing a bill that would require mandatory use of the employment verification system, E-Verify, nationwide.

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4:18pm

Thu June 9, 2011
Law Enforcement

Multi-State Campaign Warns of Immigration-Services Scams

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

The Colorado Attorney General’s Office is joining a multi-state effort to help immigrants steer clear of scams targeted at them.

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2:24pm

Fri May 27, 2011
The Two-Way

Georgia Farmers Say Immigration Law Keeps Workers Away

In Georgia, farmers have almost everything they need for a successful early harvest, as squash, peppers and peaches are ready for market. But one thing's missing: someone to pick them. Fruit and vegetable farmers blame the state's new immigration reform law, saying it's keeping migrant workers away.

In a Newscast report, Melissa Stiers of Georgia Public Broadcasting spoke to Steven Johnson of South Georgia Produce, who says his crop is ripe on the ground — but there aren't enough people to pick it:

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