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SB 1070 Decision Makes Way for Continuing Legal Disputes


In 2010, not long after Arizona approved SB 1070, the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona joined with other civil rights organizations and filed a suit on behalf of twenty four individuals who believed the law to be unconstitutional. The ACLU argued that the law would lead to racial profiling and that the state of […]

The “Business Death Penalty”


By William Shwayri (law student Intern at Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC) On May 26, in a 5-3 decision, the Supreme Court upheld a controversial Arizonan immigration law that critics believe amounts to a “business death penalty.”  The Court’s decision in Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting is part of the wider debate in the effort […]

Four Brief Synopsis on recent Events concerning Immigration


Chamber of Commerce of the United States v. Whiting (Sup. Ct. oral arg. on Wed.) “Plain English Issue: An Arizona law requires state employers to check the immigration status of job applicants through a federal computer database, although the federal law creating the database makes its use voluntary. Arizona also revokes the business license of […]

Supreme court hears employment discrimination case


The case is Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting (09-115). A ruling is expected by June. Justices hear case over punishing businesses that hire illegal workers By Bill Mears, CNN Supreme Court Producer A proposed Arizona law would punish businesses that hire illegal aliens. A proposed Arizona law would punish businesses that hire illegal aliens. STORY […]



          SB 1070, an immigration law signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer in April 2010, continues to cause uproar across the country, having far reaching social, legal and economic consequences on the Grand Canyon State of Arizona.  Like an iceberg, the tip above is far smaller than the underlying ice below.  Many protests, lawsuits […]

Arizona Anti-Immigration Legislation Creates Fear in Latino Residents


[youtube=] Frighteningly antiquated laws have been proposed in Arizona state legislature that are as oppressive as they are unconstitutional.  S.B. 1070 includes clauses that would require officials to check the status of a person they deemed “reasonably suspicious” without any regulation or monitoring.  Such a clause not only encourages racial profiling, but it also forces […]