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Arizona’s Immigration Laws: Where Do We Go From Here?
On April 23, 2010, the governor of Arizona, Janice K. Brewer, signed the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act, Arizona Revised Statute § 11-1051(B) (S. 1070) into law. The bill sparked a firestorm of media attention and a flurry of lawsuits. It also reignited the debate, stalled by the...


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The debate in Arizona over Arizona Revised Statute (A.R.S.), § 11-1051(B)—titled Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act—(S. 1070) is about many issues: illegal immigration, national security, federalism, the American dream. But at the epicenter of the debate is the simple question:
The Hague Adoption Convention and Its Impact on All Adoptions
In 1993, The Hague’s Commission on Private Law responded to the deplorable adoption practices around the world and created the Convention on Protection of Children & Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoptions.
The Battle for 14 Percent: Who Are the Foot Soldiers and What Armor Do They Need?
Law is not created in a vacuum, but it is a result of the political, social, and economic activities occurring at any place and time. Similarly, the enforcement of the law is also driven by social, economic, and political activities.
The Affidavit of Support Creates a Legally Enforceable Contract by the Sponsored Foreign National
Federal and state courts have recently been called on to address issues arising in the context of actions commenced by divorced foreign national spouses who seek enforcement of the affidavit of support requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)
Understanding the Categorical and Modified Categorical Tests
It has been said that immigration law is second only to the Internal Revenue Code in complexity. Castro-O’Ryan v. INS, 847 F.2d 1307, 1312 (9th Cir. 1987). Perhaps the most complex aspect of immigration law involves determining the immigration consequences of a criminal conviction.