Category: State & Local Laws

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The Republican presidential race has erupted in an incendiary new round of attacks over immigration, laying the groundwork in South Carolina for a monthslong fight that is likely to amplify hard-line talk about border security and…

DURHAM COUNTY, N.C. — The Durham School Board passed a resolution on Thursday that will oppose immigration raids. Last month, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents took David Guillen Acosta—a Riverside High School student—into custody as he was on…

The Immigration and Nationality Act, or INA, was created in 1952. Before the INA, a variety of statutes governed immigration law but were not organized in one location. The McCarran-Walter bill of 1952, Public Law No. 82-414, collected and codified…

H-2B Employers Urged to Identify Returning Workers when Filing Petitions Effective December 18, 2015, H-2B workers identified as “returning workers” are exempted from the fiscal year (FY) 2016 annual H-2B cap of 66,000 visas. See Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)…

Saying Florida cities and counties must “follow the rule of law,” the Florida House passed a sweeping immigration measure Wednesday that would penalize those who don’t cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Florida is one of several states considering a crackdown…

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A United States District Court jury convicted Maqsood Haroon, 41, of Columbus, Ohio, of unlawful procurement of citizenship or naturalization. Carter M. Stewart, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, and Marlon V. Miller, Special…

No government prosecutes every single person who breaks the law. Limited resources make that impossible. District attorneys do not routinely take people to court for possessing small amounts of marijuana; police departments do not generally ticket drivers who speed 1…

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida may be able to penalize cities, counties and sheriffs who do not enforce federal immigration laws. A House panel on Thursday voted along party lines for a sweeping measure sponsored by Rep. Larry Metz. The measure…

Sen. Marco Rubio says people who immigrated to the U.S. illegally but haven’t committed any major crimes could be allowed to stay. In an interview airing Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the Florida contender for the Republican presidential nomination…