Immigration

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Nov 22, 2010

A new study from a progressive policy group has found that convention boycotts sparked by Arizona's controversial immigration law have cost the state up to $141 million in lost revenue.

The report, issued by the Washington, D.C.-based Center for American Progress, found that convention bookings for July and August were 35 percent lower than in 2009, resulting in a direct loss of $45 million.

Nov 11, 2010

According to a bill that is expected to be introduced next year in the newly Republican Wisconsin state legislature, people suspected of crimes would have to prove that they were legally in the U.S., the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Republican representative Don Pridemore said that he wanted Wisconsin to be recognized as on the side of Arizona, but pointed out that the bill is smaller in scope to the controversial Arizona law.

"This is minor in comparison of what could be done and should be done by the federal government," Pridemore told the news source.

Nov 3, 2010

Salvador Reza, an organizer with the Arizona-based Puente Movement, has filed a lawsuit for wrongful arrest against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, KPHO.com reports.

Reza was reportedly arrested by sheriff's deputies on July 30 outside Phoenix's Fourth Avenue Jail during a protest against the state's controversial immigration law, Senate Bill 1070, according to the news provider.

After Reza spent time in jail, a judge ruled that there was no evidence of probable cause in his arrest and ordered him to be released the following day.

Oct 22, 2010

A federal judge has to decided to continue a lawsuit by nonprofit groups and the American Civil Liberties Union challenging the constitutionality of Arizona's controversial immigration law, CNN reports.

U.S. District Court Judge Susan R.

Oct 13, 2010

The Summerville, South Carolina, town council will take a final vote on an illegal immigrant hiring law that would require employers to verify the citizenship or immigration status of their workers, the Post and Courier reports.

In September, the council voted 4-3 to table a portion of the law that would require landlords to conduct the same check on renters.