On May 8th, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released a new 5-year strategy on border control and enforcement, the first in eight years. It essentially ushers in a new era in immigration policing, including harsher and more aggressive prosecution for anyone who attempts to cross the border from Texas' Rio Grande Valley to San Diego, CA. Read more >
Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice outside the state capitolFollowing Arizona's footsteps, Alabama passed the harshest anti-immigrant racial profiling law last summer, making it possible for police to stop, question, and detain anyone they believe to be "reasonably suspicious" of being in the country without legal status.
On Monday, June 25th, the Supreme Court struck down three of the four provisions challenged by the Obama administration establishing that immigration policy is the responsibility of the federal government and not the states.
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Arizona's racial profiling, anti-immigrant law SB 1070 on April 25, 2012 and is expected to make a decision mid-late June about whether or not it will uphold the four key provisions of the law that were blocked by the lower courts. Read more >