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Implementation Dates Delayed for REAL ID-Compliant Driver Licenses, ID Cards

The REAL ID Act prohibits federal agencies, effective May 11, 2008, from accepting a state-issued driver’s license or identification card for any official purpose unless the license or card is issued by a State that meets the...more

Appeals Court Rules on State Immigration Laws in Alabama and Georgia

In three separate decisions issued on August 20, 2012, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, applying the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Arizona v. United States, held that key provisions of state immigration laws passed...more

Supreme Court Arizona Decision: Better than Expected but Federal Action Still Needed

While both sides claim victory, the reality of yesterday's Supreme Court ruling is this: Immigration is a federal issue, but states can cooperate with the feds in law enforcement so long as they do not violate peoples' rights...more

Arizona's Attempt To Crackdown On Immigration (Mostly) Rejected By Supreme Court

On June 25, 2012, the Supreme Court held that certain provisions of Arizona's immigration statute (signed into law in 2010) were preempted by federal immigration law. The preempted provisions include those making it a...more

Illinois at Odds With Feds on Immigration Enforcement

Last month, Gov. Pat Quinn’s General Counsel, John Morton, said that the “Secure Communities” program of the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (“ICE”) would not make communities safer, but would instead cause...more

Get Ready For E-Verify

Increasingly, states have become lightning rods for controversial employment issues. Last winter, Wisconsin became a battleground over public employee unions. Then Arizona attracted national attention when it adopted strict...more

Rejecting rights and responsibility as the basis of the rule of law

Rejecting rights and responsibility as the basis of the rule of law With an ever-increasingly complex democracy which not only delivers more and more “layers” of representation to consumers already bombarded...more

Supreme Court Immigration Decision Means "Patchwork Regulation" For Employers

The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Chamber of Commerce of the United States v. Whiting, which upheld an Arizona statute that sanctioned employers for knowingly or intentionally employing unauthorized aliens, means...more

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