Month: October 2011

California Bans the use of E-Verify

For many years, cities across California were pushed to adopt ordinances ordering businesses to verify that their employees were eligible to work in the U.S….

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Congress set to repeal Defense of Marriage Act

The Senate Judiciary Committee next month will hold a mark-up and vote on a bill repealing the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage…

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Florida Residents Sue Over Discriminatory College Tuition Rates

A class action lawsuit has been filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) on behalf of five students who were all born in the…

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Alabama Immigration Law Controversy Continues

It is being reported that immigrant children in the state are facing more bullying and taunts at school since Alabama’s tough crackdown on illegal immigration…

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Motion to Vacate Granted

After nearly a year in immigration custody, our client sees the light at the end of the tunnel. Image via Wikipedia In July, our firm…

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Change in Dutch Citizenship Rules

As a general rule Dutch citizens are not legally able to obtain U.S. Citizenship without giving up their Dutch citizenship. Two commonly used exceptions to…

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Asylum Granted — Venezuela

Victory today for a 39 year old gay man from Venezuela who came to the US in 2002 on a visa and overstayed. After living…

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Immigrant Day of Action

Two days ago, the U.S. immigration and Customs Enforcement announced that it deported record numbers of immigrants during this fiscal year, and that same day,…

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Alabama Immigration Law Hotline

As you may know, the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) has asked the 11 th Circuit Court of Appeals to block the enforcement of Alabama’s immigration…

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ACLU on South Carolina Immigration Law

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), along with other civil rights groups, is suing to prevent South Carolina’s tough new illegal immigration law from taking…

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California Dreaming

Image via Wikipedia The state of California’s Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation making illegal immigrants eligible to receive state financial aid to attend California…

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New Report on Poverty

According to a new report released by the Pew Hispanic Center , the children of Latin immigrants aged 17 and younger represent the highest number…

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Rick Perry on Immigration

Last week, Rick Perry, who is the governor of Texas and a Republican Party presidential candidate, issued strong statements on immigration in Florida that resonated…

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Maggie Arias Honored for Pro Bono Work

 The Ensuring Equal Justice Pro Bono Initiative (EEIJ) honored its volunteer attorneys today at a breakfast reception at the Law Offices of Greenberg Traurig, in…

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Florida Immigration Detention Center Quarrels

With more than 100 residents demanding a stop to the construction of an immigration detention center next to the city of Pembroke Pines due to,…

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