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Fremont (Neb.) Tribune -- May 25, 2012  
ACLU files its appeal brief    
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation attorneys filed their opening brief Wednesday in the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals case against Fremont's illegal immigration ordinance. -- The ACLU and Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund filed appeals after U.S. District Court Judge Laurie Smith Camp upheld parts of Ordinance 5165 and struck down other parts in a declaratory judgment on Feb. 20...

Glenwood Springs Post Independent -- May 23, 2012  
ACLU challenges sheriff over alien arrest reports to ICE    
The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado says the Garfield County Sheriff's Department is violating state law by immediately forwarding the names of immigrants arrested in domestic violence cases to federal immigration authorities. -- The ACLU notes that domestic violence victims can sometimes be arrested when police are unsure who is at fault...

Sequim (Wash.) Gazette -- May 23, 2012 
ACLU files suit against Border Patrol    
The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Border Patrol on April 26 on behalf of three Clallam County residents. -- The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court in Seattle, claims the Border Patrol on the Olympic Peninsula conducts traffic stops without legal justification, creating a climate of fear and anxiety...

Fremont (Neb.) Tribune -- March 28, 2012   
Appeals filed on illegal immigration ordinance    
Appeals have been filed on both sides following last month's summary judgment on Fremont's illegal immigration ordinance. -- The City of Fremont filed a cross appeal after the American Civil Liberties Union and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund appealed to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals last week. -- Also last week, ACLU plaintiffs filed a motion for $709,245 in attorney's fees...

Associated Press -- February 20, 2012       
Judge rules against Nebraska city's immigration plan   
A federal judge has thrown out most of a Nebraska city's controversial ordinance that sought to ban hiring illegal [aliens] or renting property to them. -- U.S. District Court Judge Laurie Smith Camp issued her ruling Monday in a lawsuit the Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund and American Civil Liberties Union filed challenging Fremont's 2010 ordinance...

Westword -- Denver -- October 18, 2011   
Radical leftist group works to protect illegals   
The American Civil Liberties Union has jumped in on the debate simmering in Carbondale and Glenwood Springs over whether school resource officers should be allowed to collaborate with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement. -- In a letter sent to the Roaring Fork School District board, the ACLU sides with immigrant-rights groups...

Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner -- August 5, 2011        
ACLU, church leaders sue Alabama over immigration law   
Three separate lawsuits against Alabama's new immigration enforcement law are being combined into one court case as per a ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Blackburn on Wednesday. -- Judge Blackburn stated that she will hear arguments from the plaintiffs in their quest to prevent the September 1 commencement date... [See ACLU Watch]

Gold Canyon Today -- Apache Junction, Arizona -- July 29, 2011          
ACLU calls for ICE contract break with Pinal County jails   
A two-year report released by the Arizona chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union on July 23, 2011 containing interviews with over 100 detained immigrants alleges inhumane and abusive treatment at Pinal County jails. -- Tanya, a transgender woman was detained by ICE at the Eloy Detention Center for seven months and reported several incidents of harassment during that time...

Deseret News -- Salt Lake City -- July 22, 2011        
ACLU continues to fight for "rights" of jailed illegals   
A battle is brewing over the length of time people suspected of being illegal [aliens] can be held in the Salt Lake County Jail, and it may have to be resolved by Utah lawmakers. -- The American Civil Liberties Union says it is planning to sue the jail, possibly as early as next week, for illegally detaining inmates...

California Watch -- July 21, 2011         
Sonoma County sheriff to limit involvement in immigration cases   
An agreement announced yesterday by the American Civil Liberties Union limits the involvement of the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office in enforcing federal immigration laws. -- In a lawsuit filed in September 2008 on behalf of the Committee for Immigrant Rights of Sonoma County and three individuals, the ACLU argued...

WFPL-FM -- Louisville, Kentucky -- July 19, 2011         
Indiana AGl to defend immigration law from permanent injunction   
The Indiana Attorney General's office will continue to defend a controversial immigration law that was partially struck down by a federal judge last month. -- The judge temporarily blocked provisions in the law that restricted immigrants' use of identification provided by foreign consulates and allowed police to arrest anyone...

Associated Press -- June 27, 2011         
ACLU to go after South Carolina immigration law   
The American Civil Liberties Union said it plans to lead a court challenge to a new anti-illegal immigration measure that South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley plans to sign into law on Monday. -- South Carolina is joining a handful of other states that have toughened or passed immigration laws similar to Arizona's, which allows police to check immigration status...

Associated Press -- June 27, 2011         
Judge blocks parts of Georgia immigration law   
A federal judge on Monday blocked parts of Georgia's law cracking down on illegal immigration from taking effect until a legal challenge is resolved. -- Judge Thomas Thrash granted a request to block parts of the law that penalize people who knowingly and willingly transport or harbor illegal [aliens] while committing another crime... [see ACLU Watch]

Tucson Citizen -- June 16, 2011    
ACLU meddling in Arizona's Mexican-American Studies ban   
Phoenix -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona today filed a records request asking Arizona education officials to produce all records in their possession relating to a review of the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) Mexican American Studies program. -- The ACLU's request comes in the wake of an announcement by Arizona Department of Education Office...

Associated Press -- June 10, 2011   
Hearing set on Georgia immigration law challenge   
Atlanta -- A federal judge has set a June 20 hearing for arguments on an attempt by civil liberties groups to block Georgia's law cracking down on illegal immigration from taking effect. -- The groups earlier this week asked Judge Thomas Thrash to block the law until a lawsuit they filed last week has been resolved. That lawsuit asked Thrash to find the law unconstitutional and to keep authorities from enforcing it...

Sand Mountain Reporter -- Albertville, Ala. -- June 6, 2011 
ACLU expected to challenge state immigration law   
The American Civil Liberties Union blasted the immigration bill passed Thursday by the Alabama Legislature, calling it "discriminatory" and "extreme," and announced plans to challenge it in court. -- "It's an outrageous throwback to the pre-civil rights era, and we call on Governor (Robert) Bentley to veto this deeply misguided bill," Cecillia Wang, director of the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project, told The Associated Press...

Associated Press -- May 21, 2011   
ACLU asks court to block Indiana immigration law   
Indianapolis --The ACLU of Indiana is attempting to block a new law aimed at cracking down on illegal [aliens]. -- The ACLU filed Wednesday in in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis seeking to block the state's new E-Verify law. It would expand the reasons police can arrest [illegal aliens] and make the use of identification cards issued by foreign consulates illegal...

Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner -- May 21, 2011   
Obama, ACLU work together to halt deportations   
As a result of what's being characterized as collusion between the Obama White House and the left-wing American Civil Liberties Union, U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials have suspended the scheduled deportation of an illegal [alien] at the ACLU's request, according to a public-interest watchdog group based in Washington, D.C...

Atlanta Journal-Constitution -- May 3, 2011    
Utah sued by ACLU over immigration law   
Two national organizations are suing Utah to halt a new immigration law they claim encourages racial profiling. -- The National Immigration Law Center says an enforcement measure signed by Gov. Gary Herbert in March is just as unconstitutional as a similar Arizona law that courts have already struck down. The American Civil Liberties Union also has joined the lawsuit...

Miami Herald -- April 21, 2011    
Court fight threatened over anti-illegal immigration legislation   
[Illegal alien "rights" zealots] plan to sue the state if the Florida Legislature passes legislation that would impose state controls on [illegal aliens], including one that would make it a misdemeanor crime to be illegally in Florida. -- With the Legislature ending its 60-day session early next month, the activists denounced two proposed bills during a small demonstration...

Access North Georgia -- April 14, 2011   
ACLU asks board of regents to repeal illegal alien student policy
The Georgia ACLU is asking the state Board of Regents to repeal the policy banning illegal [aliens] from the state's five most selective state colleges. -- Azadeh Shahshahani with the ACLU tells the Georgia News Network the policy discriminates against [illegal alien] students. And she says other state colleges besides the top five are now requiring proof of U.S. residency...

WHNT-TV -- Nashville -- April 7, 2011     
House committee delays vote on bill to identify illegals in public schools    
The House State and Local Government Committee has delayed for a week a vote on a bill that attempts to identify the number of illegal [alien] children in the state's public schools. -- The bill requires someone enrolling a child in school to provide the student's Social Security number, birth certificate, visa or passport...

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner -- April 3, 2011    
Judge rules against ACLU, denies illegal aliens bail... press ignores  
On Friday, Judge Susan Bolton ruled in favor of denying bond to illegal aliens arrested on felony charges. The ruling handed a defeat to the ACLU which filed the suit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and County Attorney Bill Montgomery. -- The ACLU claimed that denying bail to illegal aliens was unconstitutional...

Kimberly Dvorak -- The Examiner -- February 21, 2011     
ACLU pressures California law enforcement to steer clear of illegal aliens   
In an open letter to law enforcement leaders, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) asked sheriffs in California to cease harmful practices that target illegal alien communities. The letter comes at a time when California is burdened with nearly $30 billion budget deficits and a new Rasmussen Poll that states 67 percent of Americans want states to tackle the illegal alien problem plaguing the country...

Associated Press -- February 18, 2011     
Trial on Nebraska city's immigration law set for 2012   
A legal fight over an eastern Nebraska city's ordinance that bans hiring or renting to illegal [aliens] isn't likely to be resolved anytime soon. -- A federal judge on Thursday scheduled an April 2012 trial in the lawsuits challenging Fremont's voter-approved ban as discriminatory and contrary to what is allowed by state law... [See MALDEF Watch]

Kentucky Kernel -- February 8, 2011    
ACLU, students whine over proposed illegal immigration law   
Several student groups at UK are going to Frankfort on Tuesday to join other Kentuckians in opposing the Kentucky Senate Bill 6, which proposes stronger measures against [illegal aliens]. -- In its current form, the bill proposes to "allow for determining the immigration status of a person on reasonable suspicion, the arrest of an unlawful alien upon probable cause..."

Fox News Latino -- February 5, 2011     
Insanity: Some bewail checking immigration status of jailed suspects 
Tucson -- efenders of civil rights in New Mexico fear an increase in cases of racial profiling against Hispanics, now that new Republican Gov. Susana Martinez has signed an executive order obliging state police to question the immigration status of all detainees...

Atlanta Journal-Constitution -- February 4, 2011    
ACLU pests threaten to sue Georgia over immigration bills   
The first committee hearing for major legislation targeting illegal immigration in Georgia had not even gotten under way Friday morning before the American Civil Liberties Union threatened to challenge the measure in court. -- ACLU officials said House Bill 87 and a similar bill in the Senate called SB 40 resemble Arizona laws that were halted by a federal judge last year...

James R. Edwards Jr. -- Center for Immigration Studies -- February 2, 2011     
DOJ colluded with ACLU against Arizona   
That foul smell isn't emanating from Denmark (apologies to Shakespeare). No, the stench comes from the Obama Department of Justice. -- What is supposed to be the nation's apolitical top law enforcement agency protecting the rights of Americans, the U.S. Department of Justice, has been exposed for colluding with the most left-wing legal organization in the country, the falsely named American Civil Liberties Union...

Stop the ACLU -- January 28, 2011      
Obama's Justice Dep't. colluded with ACLU to attack Arizona's SB1070 
Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today announced that it has received documents from the Department of Justice that show DOJ worked hand-in-hand with the ACLU in mounting their respective legal challenges to SB 1070, Arizona's get-tough illegal immigration law... [See Obama Watch and AG Watch]

Lincoln (Neb.) Journal Star -- January 26, 2011     
Trial set over Fremont's immigration law    
Omaha -- A federal judge has set a trial date in a challenge to a Fremont ordinance that would bar landlords from renting to illegal [aliens] or businesses from hiring them. -- Voters approved the ordinance in June, and it was supposed to take effect in July. But the American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska and the Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund sued...

Orlando Sentinel -- January 25, 2011     
Illegal alien detained; ACLU sues Lake County Sheriff  
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit today in state and federal court against the Lake County Sheriff and the city of Tavares after they say an [illegal alien] was illegally detained for eight days in 2009. -- The ACLU claims Tavares resident Rita Cote was arrested without being charged with a crime because she is an [illegal alien]...

Wall Street Journal -- January 19, 2011     
ACLU seeks new trial for ex-Agriprocessors executive Rubashkin   
The bankruptcy of kosher slaughterhouse Agriprocessors Inc. may be long over, but the legal drama continues. Former executive Sholom Rubashkin, who was sentenced in 2010 to 27 years in prison for fraud, now has the American Civil Liberties Union on his side...

Lubbock (Texas) Avalanche-Journal -- January 1, 2011          sc     
Rumblings begin over proposed anti-illegal immigration bills   
Next Thursday, five days before the 82nd Legislature convenes, a coalition of business leaders, law enforcement officials, representatives from the Catholic church and the American Civil Liberties Union is expected to urge the lawmakers not to pass anti-illegal immigration bills filed during the pre-filing period....

Marshall Frank -- Right Side News -- Kennesaw, Ga. -- December 13, 2010    
Illegal immigration issue spawns government distrust    
I am an American citizen. Showing my identification is routine. I show my I.D. when: *Asked by any police officer *Asking for credit or a loan *Boarding an airplane or train *Applying for college *Applying for a passport, driver's license or any other license. The list goes on. -- But wait. There are those who say that asking for I.D. if someone might be in the country ILLEGALLY, is tantamount to racial profiling...

Atlanta Journal-Constitution -- November 19, 2010      
Usual suspects toss tantrum over illegal alien jail   
Lumpkin, Ga. -- More than 70 demonstrators marched Friday morning from downtown Lumpkin to the federal detention center in Stewart County, showing their support for the suspected illegal [aliens] being held there. -- Some chanted the names of people who they say have died while in the custody of U.S. ICE...

Orange County Register -- Santa Ana, Calif. -- November 9, 2010     
ACLU, D.A. Rackauckas to face off in federal court   
The ACLU will face off with Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas in federal court Tuesday, alleging that the elected official committed an egregious abuse of government power by seeking a gang injunction. -- At issue is a state court gang injunction approved by Orange County Superior Court Judge Kazuharu Makino in May 2009 aimed at about 80 alleged members of the Orange Varrio Cypress Street gang...

Courthouse News -- November 3, 2010     
ACLU whines to United Nations over Arizona's immigration law   
Arizona's harsh immigration law will be a subject of the first Universal Periodic Review the United Nations Human Rights Council has ever directed at the United States. The review will come Friday in Geneva. The ACLU has submitted a 19-page report to the UN, detailing its concerns about U.S. policies that threaten human rights. The executive director of the ACLU of Arizona will be in Geneva as an observer...

Associated Press -- October 13, 2010     
ACLU standing up for illegal aliens... again   
Atlanta -- A civil rights group has called on the Board of Regents to reject a proposal that would limit the attendance of illegal [aliens] at state colleges and universities. -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia issued a statement Monday urging the regents to continue to allow illegal [alien] students to attend University System of Georgia schools...

Richmond Times-Dispatch -- September 22, 2010    
DMV urged to accept immigration document   
Richmond, Va. -- Immigration and civil-rights advocates are urging the Department of Motor Vehicles to reverse a decision to stop accepting the U.S. employment authorization document as proof of legal presence to obtain a driver's license or identification card. -- The Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations and the American Civil Liberties Union...

Ted Nugent -- Washington Times -- August 7, 2010  
Loco motion    
...If the America-hating liberals, socialists and Marxists in charge don't like the outcome of a decision by "we the people," they either sue and get a black-robed, leftist federal judge to declare the results unconstitutional or they get the American Civil Liberties Union to sue for them. Hey, if you can't beat us at the polls...

WJLA-TV -- Washington -- August 5, 2010     
ACLU to Virginia Police: Ignore AG's opinion   
Virginia police have received conflicting guidance from Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli and the ACLU on enforcement of immigration laws. -- From Cuccinelli: Police have authority to inquire into the immigration status of any person they have stopped or arrested, much like the power given Arizona officers under that state's tough new immigration law...

WSB-TV -- Atlanta -- July 29, 2010     
Usual suspects don't want illegal alien criminals reported to ICE   
The controversy over Arizona's new immigration law brought protesters to downtown Atlanta on Thursday. -- Demonstrators told Channel 2's Diana Davis they want four Georgia counties to stop their collaboration with federal immigration officials. -- Sheriff's offices in Cobb, Gwinnett, Hall and Whitfield counties have an agreement in place with ICE...

Rob Sanchez -- VDare.com -- July 25, 2010    
Obama lawsuit against Arizona suffers tough blows in court hearing   
On Friday July 23, 2010 a hearing was held regarding the lawsuits filed against Arizona's immigration law (SB 1070) by the ACLU, MALDEF, and President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder. -- It went very bad for the ACLU and Obama. Scorecard after first round: Arizona 10, Obama 0...

Capitol Media Services -- July 23, 2010     
Judge hard on both sides as SB 1070 hearings end   
Phoenix -- A federal judge peppered attorneys fighting over the legality of Arizona's new immigration law with questions Thursday about their assumptions of what the law means. As expected, she made no rulings in the case. -- At the first of two hearings, Omar Jadwat, representing the ACLU, said Congress never made it a crime for those in this country illegally to seek casual employment... [Photo gallery] [Related docs]

M. Catharine Evans -- NewsReal Blog -- July 22, 2010     
Jan of Arizona is no saint but she fights like one   
Governor Jan Brewer might not hear voices that tell her to save the state and she's definitely not the real Joan of Arc but in the past six months she's proved herself to be one tough warrior. -- Besides preparing for the court battle set to begin on July 22 in Phoenix pitting Eric Holder's DOJ and the ACLU against the Governor, she's taking $10 million from the state of Arizona's stimulus funds to secure the border...

Washington Post -- July 21, 2010    
Nebraska town faces 2 U.S. suits over ordinance against illegals    
Two federal lawsuits were filed Wednesday against the small town of Fremont, Neb., seeking to overturn a controversial ordinance banning illegal [aliens.... criminals] from renting homes or taking jobs. -- Fremont, a rural town with a population of about 25,000, found itself at the frontline of the immigration debate... [See MALDEF Watch]

Thomas R. Eddlem -- The New American -- July 8, 2010    
ACLU: Right and wrong on "immigrants"   
...Yeah, sometimes. And that's where the truth in the fundraising e-mail ends: "The ACLU is pulling out all the stops to prevent the dangerous Arizona 'show me your papers' law from taking effect. Support the ACLU's challenge to this un-American law, and stand up for the Constitution."

Standard-Examiner Editorial -- Ogden, Utah -- July 1, 2010     
Arizona's right on sanctions   
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal of an Arizona law that punishes employers who hire illegal [aliens]. The high court should uphold this law and reject the efforts of the Chamber of Commerce and the American Civil Liberties Union to see the law struck down...

WVLT-TV -- Knoxville, Tenn. -- June 30, 2010     
ACLU issues travel warning for those headed to Arizona    
In response to civil liberties threats caused by the recent passage of Arizona's racial profiling law, the ACLU of Tennessee issued a travel alert today informing residents of their rights when stopped by law enforcement while traveling in Arizona. Arizona's unconstitutional law requires law enforcement agents to demand "papers" from people they stop who they suspect are not authorized to be in the U.S... [Related item]

Chattanooga Times Free Press -- June 29, 2010    
Illegal immigration bill signed by governor   
Despite some reservations, Gov. Phil Bredesen on Monday signed legislation requiring local jailers to attempt to determine the immigration status of prisoners and forward the information on to federal immigration officials. --- The bill was opposed by [illegal alien "rights"] groups and the Tennessee chapter of the ACLU, whose Executive Director Hedy Weinberg urged the governor to veto the legislation, calling it "un-American."

CBS News -- June 28, 2010     
Supreme Court wades into Arizona immigration debate   
The Supreme Court is entering the nation's charged debate over immigration, agreeing to hear a challenge from business and civil liberties groups to an Arizona law that cracks down on employers who hire [illegal aliens.... criminals]. -- The justices on Monday accepted an appeal from the Chamber of Commerce, ACLU and others... [See Obama Watch]

Allan Wall -- VDare.com -- June 27, 2010      
Mexico's outrageous legal brief against Arizona   
Mexico meddles in U.S. immigration policy, as I've reported for years, but they keep getting away with it. After all, our own government allows and even encourages them. -- So it's no surprise that the Mexican government has submitted a friend of the court brief supporting a suit against SB 1070 brought by a group of organizations... [See Meddling Mexicans & MALDEF Watch]

Las Vegas Sun -- June 19, 2010     
ACLU, NAACP join group's effort to block immigration petition   
A business group, a Las Vegas gun activist, the NAACP and the ACLU of Nevada have filed suits to block a state assemblyman's initiative petition that mimics the controversial anti-immigration law in Arizona. -- They are asking Carson City District Judge James Wilson to declare the Nevada Immigration Verification petition invalid...

Daily Caller -- June 15, 2010     
Usual suspects riled over Pearce's efforts to fix anchor baby mess   
..."We will definitely challenge if it does get passed," said Alessandra Soler Meetze, executive director of the ACLU of Arizona. "It is clearly unconstitutional, discriminatory and it fuels this anti-[illegal alien.... criminal] agenda. That really is not what our state needs now," she said...

Fremont (Neb.) Tribune -- June 12, 2010    
ACLU open-borders zealot has knickers in twist over ordinance   
..."Kris Kobach has used localities around the country as laboratories to experiment with unconstitutional ordinances that only divide communities and cost them millions of dollars to defend in the courts," Laurel S. Marsh said. "It's time to stop politicians like Kobach from robbing us of our core values of fairness and equality for all people."

Associated Press -- June 5, 2010     
Annoying ACLU standing up for invaders, again   
Fremont, Neb. -- Legal action may be taken should Fremont voters approve rules cracking down on illegal [aliens.... criminals], the American Civil Liberties Union warned Friday. -- ACLU Nebraska leaders said they're hopeful voters will reject the proposal that bans hiring or renting to illegal [aliens.... criminals] on June 21...

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix -- June 5, 2010     
Usual suspects ask court to block immigration law   
A group of civil rights organizations is asking a federal court to block the implementation of Arizona's hot-button immigration law until it rules on the law's constitutionality. -- The law, SB1070, which goes into effect July 29, makes it a state crime to be in the country illegally... [See MALDEF & Ilk]

Robert Moon -- The Examiner -- May 30, 2010    
The Supreme Court will reject the ACLU's Arizona lawsuit    
The ACLU announced on Monday that it has now officially filed a federal lawsuit to deny Arizona the right to defend itself against this perpetual invasion of illegal [aliens.... criminals]. -- The basis: The "prohibition on unreasonable seizures under the 14th and 4th Amendments"...

CNN -- May 21, 2010    
ACLU minion claims Arizona violating treaty ratified by U.S.   
On the heels of the passage of Arizona's racial profiling law, tens of thousands of people from all over the country have marched in support of human rights and against the legislation. -- That law, SB 1070, requires Arizona law enforcement agents to determine the citizenship status of people they stop...

Investor's Business Daily Editorial -- May 21, 2010     
Hypocrisy on ICE    
As the administration condemns Arizona for cracking down on illegals, it's training Arizona to do just that. It's called the ICE 287(g) Program. -- Homeland Security runs the federal program, which trains state and local police to identify and process criminal aliens for removal from the country. The ACLU gripes the program is "terrorizing immigrant communities," and has urged the administration to abandon it.

PR Newswire -- May 17, 2010     
Arizona's SB 1070: MALDEF, ACLU, other unsavory groups file legal challenge 
The ACLU and a coalition of "civil rights" groups [including MALDEF] filed a class action lawsuit today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona challenging Arizona's new law requiring police to demand "papers" from people they stop who they suspect are not authorized to be in the U.S. The extreme law, the coalition charged, invites the racial profiling...

Southern Maryland Newspapers -- May 12, 2010    
Lawmakers might sponsor Arizona-type bill   
..."Maryland is infested with politicians that are basically advocates for illegals," said Del. Patrick L. McDonough (R-Baltimore, Harford). -- If re-elected in November, McDonough said he will introduce Arizona's bill in Maryland. -- Parts of the bill are similar to the 11 anti-illegal-immigration bills he has introduced in the past eight years... [See CASA Watch]

Tulsa World -- May 7, 2010   
Hispanic chamber: Copycat immigration bills are bad idea    
Tulsa's Hispanic Chamber of Commerce warned Thursday that attempts to introduce legislation in Oklahoma similar to new Arizona laws would be an "economic catastrophe." -- Hispanic Chamber of Commerce officials were joined by David Bernstein of the Tulsa Jewish Federation, Bishop Edward J. Slattery of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tulsa, Chuck Thornton of the ACLU...

D.A. King -- Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal -- April 3, 2010     
Your taxes fund blocks to immigration enforcement    
...Including the ACLU and Jerry Gonzalez at the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, it would be difficult to find any organizations that are more effective in keeping meaningful punishments for violations out of the 2006 Georgia law aimed at illegal immigration. -- Wait until you find out the source of their income. More on that farther down.

KTAR -- Phoenix -- April 3, 2010    
ACLU official claims Arpaio is 'racial profiling'   
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is using immigration to drive a political agenda and in the process is turning Arizonans against each other and threatening the civil rights of legal residents, the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union said Friday. -- "It is wrong-headed and nothing short of racial profiling," Anthony D. Romero said...

WABE-FM -- Atlanta -- March 23, 2010    Audio Report Included    
So-called "civil rights advocates" claim Gwinnett Sheriff's are profiling Latinos   
Today, the ACLU of Georgia released a report that accuses the Gwinnett Sheriff's office of racial profiling, particularly of Hispanics. -- Since November, Gwinnett has participated in a controversial immigration program called 287g. It's a federal program that empowers local sheriffs to enforce immigration law in county jails...

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