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The Road to S.B. 1070: How Arizona Became Ground Zero for the Immigrants' Rights Movement and the Continuing Struggle for Latino Civil Rights in America
When Arizona Governor Janice K. Brewer signed the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act - better known as SB 1070 - into law in April 2010, the world was taken aback not only by theExpand
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The 'New Selma' and the Old Selma: Arizona, Alabama, and the Immigration Civil Rights Movement in the Twenty-First Century
In his unfinished manuscript, “The Politics of Expulsion: A Short History of Alabama’s Anti-Immigrant Law, HB 56,” the late Raymond A. Mohl, Distinguished Professor of History at the University ofExpand
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The High Cost of Free Speech: Anti-Solicitation Ordinances, Day Laborers, and the Impact of 'Backdoor' Local Immigration Regulations
This paper examines how local efforts to regulate the activities of immigrants, while not regulation of immigration per se, can have a substantial and detrimental effect on the civil rights ofExpand
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Humanitarian Aid is Never a Crime? The Politics of Immigration Enforcement and the Provision of Sanctuary
This Article argues that the unprecedented increase in the enforcement of immigration law – on both the border and the interior – and the politics surrounding comprehensive immigration reform hasExpand
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Operation Sojourner: The Government Infiltration of the Sanctuary Movement in the 1980s and its Legacy on the Modern Central American Refugee Crisis
This Article will discuss “Operation Sojourner,” the federal government’s covert infiltration, and subsequent criminal prosecution, of persons involved in the Sanctuary Movement in the 1980s, as wellExpand
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Imagining a More Humane Immigration Policy in the Age of Obama: The Use of Plenary Power to Halt the State Balkanization of Immigration Regulation
This Article argues for the reassertion of Congress’ plenary power to regulate immigration, and examines the possibilities for radical change in immigration policy that are presented to us as weExpand
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The Texas A&M University Bonfire Cases: What They Tell Us About University Administrator Liability in 2010
This Note explores the Fifth Circuit’s analysis in the cases resulting from the 1999 Bonfire collapse and posits the legal liability Texas A&M University might face in 2010 if Bonfire were againExpand
Sanctuary, Temporary Protected Status, and Catholic Social Teaching
In Part I of this Article, I discuss the treatment (or lack of) the concept of sanctuary in Catholic Social Teaching and what obligations members of the Roman Catholic Church have to provideExpand
(Un)Reasonable Suspicion: Racial Profiling in Immigration Enforcement after Arizona V. United States
On June 25, 2012, the United States Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Arizona v. United States, striking down three of the four provisions of Arizona’s notorious S.B. 1070 challenged byExpand
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