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From the Blog
On December 13, 2013, a Federal District Judge in Texas admonished the Department of Homeland Security because "instead of enforcing our border security laws, [DHS] actually assisted the criminal conspiracy [of alien smuggling] in achieving its illegal goals." According to the Court, "The DHS is rewarding criminal conduct instead of enforcing the current laws" and "encouraging parents to seriously jeopardize the safety of their children."
Frederick County, Frederick County Sheriff Jenkins, and two deputies have asked the Supreme Court to review a Fourth Circuit opinion which held that state officers may not detain an alien pursuant to an immigration warrant.
The Immigration Reform Law Institute filed a friend of the court brief in the United States Supreme Court urging the court to review a Fifth Circuit decision invalidating a Farmers Branch, Texas ordinance that requires adult renters to obtain a rental license. The Ordinance requires the city to verify the immigration status of all non-citizens issued rental licenses, and the city housing inspector must order landlords to terminate rental agreements with non-citizens who the federal government confirms are not lawfully present the United States.
The City of Hazleton, Pennsylvania has filed a Petition for Certiorari to the Supreme Court asking the Court to review the Third Circuit's decision which again found its employment and harboring provisions preempted. IRLI is counsel for the City in the case. The Third Circuit reviewed the case for a second time after the Supreme Court vacated the previous opinion and instructed the Third Circuit to reconsider the case in light of Chamber of Commerce v Whiting.