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The May 26 oral arguments for the Arizona SB 1070 case before the U.S. Supreme Court were notable for the use of the correct immigration law terminology for aliens unlawfully present in the United States.
Justice Alito and Roberts both used the term "illegal alien" once. Justice Sotomayor used the same "illegal alien" term eight times in questioning Solicitor General Verrilli. Justice Scalia used the term "illegal immigrant" once.
Scialbabba v. Cuellar de Osorio (Case summary)
This case addresses whether an alien who reaches the age of 21 prior to his or her parent obtaining approval for a lawful permanent resident visa under the family preference categories may be immediately granted an visa under a different family-preference visa category, or must wait an additional amount of time for a visa to become available in that other category. The Supreme Court held the alien must wait.
Background on Family Preference Visas
On February 26, 2014, MALDEF asked the Supreme Court to review the case of Keller v. City of Fremont, which IRLI successfully defended before the Eighth Circuit last year. In its Peitition, MALDEF argues that the Supreme Court should review Fremont, in part, because it is in conflict with the case of Villas at Parkside v City of Farmers Branch. However, MALDEF previously argued against the Supreme Court reviewing the Farmers Branch case, which presumably, based on MALDEF's position, would have answered any concerns MALDEF has in Fremont.