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Where did Arizona's new immigration enforcement statute Senate Bill 1070 come from, and where is this fast-developing trend of state activism in immigration law enforcement headed now? Read IRLI General Counsel Michael Hethmon's April 30, 2010 statement to CNN.com.
A district judge has preliminarily barred the enforcement of two sections and two subsections of Arizona's new immigration law, SB 1070. As was the case after Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed the law on April 23, we are again seeing wild claims about the matter. Commentators are making overblown statements about the Judge Susan Bolton's order without having actually read it. As a lawyer who supports enactment of state laws that promote comprehensive immigration enforcement, I offer this initial analysis to the beleaguered voters of Arizona. Read the full story by Michael Hethmon.
The Immigration Reform Law Institute has successfully assisted a young African graduate in his fight to compel an unscrupulous employer to make amends for fraudulently abusing the H-1B visa program. After an extensive federal investigation, the U.S. Department of Labor recently informed Miracle Software, Inc. that the Flemington, New Jersey company will be held accountable for H-1B program abuses against Yacoube Sidibe, a citizen of Mali and recent computer science graduate, and four other foreign tech workers. Read the full story here.
Beaufort County can take a more aggressive approach toward illegal immigration, commissioners were told Monday by Mike Hethmon, an attorney with the Immigration Reform Law Institute. When it comes to providing health or social services, he said, federal laws only require limited services be provided to everyone, like emergency healthcare, while other services are specifically forbidden. There is a "gray area" of services that local governments can regulate in communities around the country. Read the full story by Jay Nivers.