Immigration

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Mar 4, 2011

A discrimination lawsuit filed recently in U.S. district court claims that a Mississippi company favored Latino applicants, many of whom were undocumented immigrants from Mexico, The Associated Press reports.

The lawsuit, which was filed on behalf of four black women, is reportedly seeking class-action status, according to the news source.

Previously, immigration officials detained nearly 600 undocumented immigrants at Howard Industries' electrical transformer plant in the city of Laurel in 2008, the news provider said.

Feb 23, 2011

The state of Arizona is suing the U.S. government for allegedly failing to secure the border and protect the state against an "invasion" of undocumented immigrants, the Arizona Republic reports.

The news source reports that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, who signed a controversial immigration law last year, said the lawsuit is intended to require the government to protect the people of Arizona.

"The first and foremost issue we're facing right now is the security, safety and welfare of our citizens," Brewer said.

Feb 15, 2011

Two former employees of Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants in Minnesota who were fired over their immigration statuses have filed a lawsuit claiming that they were not paid their wages in an appropriate amount of time, Fox News reports.

The workers, who were only a few of the hundreds fired by the chain amid questions about their immigration statuses, are reportedly seeking class action status for their lawsuit.

Specifically, the suit contends that the chain did not adhere to Minnesota state law when it did not immediately pay them the wages they had earned after they were fi

Feb 4, 2011

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is threatening to sue the state of Georgia over a piece of legislation that would target illegal immigrants, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The new bill - known as HB 87 in the state House of Representatives and SB 40 in the state Senate - would establish illegal immigration laws similar to the one in Arizona.

Jan 25, 2011

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has concluded a four-stay operation in Michigan that resulted in the arrest of 77 illegal immigrants who had violated U.S. laws while in the country, reports Fox News.

A significant majority of those arrested did not have criminal charges and were simply found guilty of civil violations, most notably failure to obey a judge's final order of deportation. Of the remaining people arrested in the sting, more than 20 had been convicted on criminal charges and six had broken the law by illegally re-entering the U.S.