Federal court upholds key parts of tough Alabama immigration law
- September 29, 2011
- Louis DeSipio, Chicano/Latino studies and political science associate professor, is quoted in the Christian Science Monitor and Alaska Dispatch September 28, 2011
From the Christian Science Monitor:
A federal judge's ruling in Alabama Wednesday raises the possibility that, after being repeatedly rejected by courts across the country, a controversial provision that police check the immigration status of people who might be illegal immigrants could be enforced for the first time.... Appeals from opposition groups are certain, and some experts say the Alabama ruling makes it increasingly likely that the issue will end up before the US Supreme Court. The Arizona case has already been appealed to the Supreme Court, though the court has not yet decided whether it will take the case. But the high court "doesn't like similar cases with somewhat different outcomes coming out of different circuits," says Louis DeSipio, a political scientist at the University of California at Irvine.
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