Posts Tagged ‘ Supreme Court ’

US Supreme Court: Deport Tax Scofflaws

The Supreme Court has ruled that a legal immigrant couple, Akio and Fukado Kawashima, may be deported for criminal tax evasion. The legal question was whether evading taxes rose to the level of deportable offense as an “‘aggravated felony’ to include crimes of ‘fraud or deceit’”.  The Court decided that the 4 months in prison Akio...
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Decision Points

Decision Points

Months of strenuous campaigning, millions of dollars in political advertising, and countless days of retail politicking will culminate in just a few hours, when a select few will decide who will be awarded the first presidential delegates of the 2012 Republican race for President of the United States. Although not always an accurate gauge...
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Showdown in Ames

Showdown in Ames

A few observations about last night’s Republican presidential debate, at least as it pertains to the subjects of immigration and border control: -Newt Gingrich, despite his previous record of supporting amnesty, acquitted himself quite well. At least, rhetorically. His suggestion that American citizens be able to review prospective immigrants, although impractical in theory, does...
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The Legal Workforce Act (A Debate)

The Legal Workforce Act (A Debate)

One of the central points of focus for the illegal immigration debate recently has been the use by employers of the federal government’s E-Verify system for checking the immigration status of potential or existing employees. Now Lamar Smith, the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has introduced a bill, H.R. 2164, which purports to mandate E-Verify...
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Alabama Steps Up To The Plate

Alabama Steps Up To The Plate

Good news comes to us by way of Numbers USA, which gives us a brief recap of what’s been happening in Alabama, which has just enacted a tough new immigration enforcement measure. It looks like the recent Chamber of Commerce vs. Whiting decision affirming Arizona’s E-Verify law has encouraged other states to take proactive...
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Policy Priorities

Policy Priorities

  I’ve been remiss in addressing this subject, but I think that the recent Supreme Court decision mandating the eventual release of thousands of prisoners currently incarcerated in California’s penal system is worth commenting upon for several reasons.
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Americans Win!

Americans Win!

Conversely, you could say that the Chamber of Commerce and ACLU have lost, and lost big-time. Overall, it was a very good day for the Supreme Court of the United States, or as law nerds like to call it, SCOTUS. However, it was an even better day for Arizonans, and for those of us...
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Support Arizona

Support Arizona

As well as its fine governor, Jan Brewer. As most of you might have heard, she will appeal a ruling by a three-judge panel from the  9th Circuit Court of Appeals that upheld Judge Susan Bolton’s injunction against SB 1070.
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Self Defense

Self Defense

It can be argued that, although besieged by illegal immigration from Mexico for decades, and beset with all of the predictable subsidiary problems that stem from that source, e.g. drug trafficking, prostitution, kidnapping, home invasions, as well as assorted drug-related crime, Arizona fired the first shot in the war between the states and the...
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Gumming Up The Works

Some great news from the Commonwealth of Virginia, courtesy of the Center for Immigration Studies. 
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