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November 2011 News Releases & Statements


Sheriff’s Attempt to Dismiss Freedom of Information Lawsuit Rebuffed by State Court

Court overrules Sheriff Lee Baca's motion to prevent rights adovcates from seeking information about Los Angeles County Sheriff's collaboration with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Federal District Court Halts Discriminatory Housing Practice

Today, the federal district court in Montgomery temporarily blocked a section of Alabama anti-immigrant law HB 56 that threatens to push families who cannot prove lawful status out of their homes. A civil rights coalition filed a lawsuit challenging this application of Section 30, which demands ‘papers’ for everyone applying for mobile home tags they need to remain in their homes.

Civil Rights Coalition Asks Federal Judge to End Discriminatory Housing Practice Resulting from H.B. 56

A coalition of civil rights organizations today filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging a provision under Alabama’s harsh anti-immigrant law that threatens to push people out of their homes. As applied, Section 30 requires persons to prove their lawful status before they can renew their mobile home tags. This section of HB 56 prohibits “business transactions” between the state and persons who cannot produce paperwork proving their citizenship or immigration status.

Action Must Follow Guidance on Deportation Policy

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today released guidance to help field officers determine how to pursue pending deportation cases. The department also announced a review of the nearly 300,000 open deportation cases before the nation’s immigration courts in order to ensure the Obama administration’s immigration priorities are uniformly enforced.