A 2007 anti-immigration rally in Georgia

Where Immigration Laws are Made Today – State Capitols and Federal Courts

A trend is emerging: states pass controversial immigration measures, then brakes are applied in the federal court system.

Broadview Detention Center - Photo: Carrie Sloan

Mentally Disabled Languish in Immigrant Detention System

Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union argue that immigrant detainees suffering with mental disabilities should be provided with a lawyer at no charge.

Civil Disobedience Against SB 1070 in New York City. Photo - New York Immigrant Coaltion

Civil Rights Groups File Suit Against Arizona Immigration Law

The suit by a broad coalition of civil rights groups is the latest move against Arizona’s new law, which has also prompted civil disobedience demonstrations.