The Supreme Court is set to hear a challenge to Arizona’s state passed immigration law. Alabama’s Governor has said that he is considering changing his states recently passed immigration law. Finally NPI’s report on cross border trade has made it into the news.
Supreme Court to hear case on Arizona Immigration law - After much deliberation, the Supreme court has agreed to review whether or not Arizona’s immigration law is constitutional: The Supreme Court on Monday said it would review Arizona’s restrictive immigration law that sparked a national controversy and inspired similar state efforts across the country to crack down on illegal immigrants. The review will add to one of the court’s most high-profile caseloads in years, and will likely be heard around the same time as justices consider the constitutionality of President Obama’s health-care overhaul. The court on Friday said it would intervene in a deeply partisan battle over Texas redistricting.”
Alabama Law May Be Changed – After much controversy Alabama’s Governor may change his states anti immigrant law. “Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said on Friday that he is working with lawmakers on a bill to revise the state’s immigration law, after concerns were raised by law enforcement organizations, business leaders and faith- and humanitarian-based groups. But Bentley, a Republican, said he has no intention of repealing or changing the essence of the law, which allows a variety of government workers to inquire about immigration status when they interact with residents of the state. The goal of the law is to drive undocumented immigrants out of the state, lawmakers said.”