Federal judge orders immigration plaintiffs to revise complaint

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A federal judge has ordered a coalition of groups suing to block Alabama’s strict new immigration law to specify which officials they’re directing their claims against. In an order issued Tuesday afternoon, U.S. District Judge Sharon Blackburn sided with the Alabama Attorney General’s Office, saying that the initial suit brought against the law constituted a [...]

Mexico, 15 other nations file briefs against Alabama immigration law

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Mexico and 15 other nations filed briefs this afternoon against Alabama’s strict new immigration law, saying it threatened the rights of their citizens. “They want to make sure their citizens are treated correctly, and they have a sovereign interest in the way in which immigration law is carried out by the United States,” said Edward [...]

Alabama immigration law subject of new lawsuit

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A group of undocumented immigrants and U.S. citizens originally from Mexico have sued the state in Montgomery County Circuit Court, charging the new immigration law would subject them to harassment and racial profiling. The plaintiffs – two undocumented immigrants, two Mexican immigrants who are U.S. citizens and the spouse of an undocumented alien – charge [...]

Luther Strange wants ‘clearer picture’ of issues in immigration lawsuit

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Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange says plaintiffs in a suit seeking to overturn the state’s new immigration law must “provide a clearer picture of the issues to be addressed” as the suit goes forward. The motion, filed on Wednesday, says the plaintiffs in the suit should direct which charges are being brought against the 11 [...]

Groups ask judge to block Alabama immigration law

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A coalition of groups seeking to overturn Alabama’s strict new immigration law have asked a federal judge to block implementation of the law in a filing today. The ACLU, SPLC and National Immigration Law Center were among the 38 plaintiffs that filed suit against the law earlier this month, calling it an anti-American law that [...]