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Obama admin. challenges Alabama’s harsh immigration law

Attorneys with the U.S. Department of Justice yesterday filed suit to block an Alabama law that’s been called the harshest attempt at an immigration crackdown anywhere in the nation. Alabama’s law, which was signed by Gov. Robert Bentley (R) in June, would have illegal immigrants jailed until their immigration status…

‘Declining’ border violence ‘throws sand in the face of’ Arizona law backers

Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jon Kyl (R-AZ) have defended their state’s controversial new immigration crackdown on grounds of spiraling crime in Arizona due to the lack of security along the US-Mexico border. But new studies finds that spillover violence from Mexico has been “declining,” bringing into question the timing…