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The legislative war on undocumented immigrants is likely to move soon from deeply conservative South and Southwest to traditional swing states, said the attorney who helped write the restrictive Arizona and Alabama immigration laws. Read the full story by Reid J. Epstein.
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take up a challenge to a California law that provides in-state college tuition rates to undocumented immigrant students who have attended high school in the state for three years. The 2001 state law was challenged on behalf of a class of U.S. students paying out-of-state tuition rates at California colleges and universities. Read the full story by Mark Walsh.
Alabama has passed a sweeping bill to crack down on illegal immigrants that both supporters and opponents call the toughest of its kind in the country, going well beyond a law Arizona passed last year that caused a furor there. Read the full story by Julia Preston.
On April 27, 2011, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals granted en banc review in Gonzalez v. Arizona, Case No. 08-17094. Gonzalez involves a preemption challenge to Arizona Proposition 200’s requirement that individuals registering to vote must provide proof of citizenship at the time they register to vote—and thus prove that they are indeed eligible to vote.