Mark A Ivener, A Law Corporation

Category: Legislation

Preliminary Injunction Blocks Key Provisions of Arizona Immigration Statute

Following the Department of Justice’s challenge to Arizona’s recently passed immigration law, S.B. 1070, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton of Phoenix, Arizona, issued a preliminary injunction against key provisions of the new statute. While not striking down the entire law, she blocked the provisions (1) requiring that an officer attempt to determine the immigration status… Read More

U.S. Files Lawsuit Against Arizona Immigration Law

The Department of Justice challenged the state of Arizona’s recently passed immigration law, S.B. 1070, in federal court on July 6, 2010. The Department has requested a preliminary injunction to enjoin enforcement of the law, arguing that the law’s operation will cause irreparable harm. In a brief filed in the District of Arizona, the Department… Read More

Can Immigration Law Be REPAIRed? Some Senators Think So

Several Democratic senators recently announced a 26-page “framework of concrete bipartisan ideas” for immigration reform, called REPAIR (Real Enforcement with Practical Answers for Immigration Reform). The proposal by Sens. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Cal.), and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), calls for increasing enforcement, border security, and… Read More

Controversial New Arizona Statute Signed Into Law

On April 23, 2010, Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona signed a tough new measure (S.B. 1070, pdf, html summary) into law that directs local police to make immigration status determinations if there is a “reasonable suspicion” a person may be undocumented, and makes it a misdemeanor to lack proper immigration documents. The law is scheduled… Read More

Congress Extends Four Immigration Programs for Three Years

On October 28, 2009, President Obama signed into law the fiscal year 2010 appropriations bill for the Department of Homeland Security. The law (Pub. L. No. 111-83) extends four immigration programs: (1) the non-minister religious worker program (section 568 of the law), the “Conrad 30” program for certain foreign doctors (section 568), the EB-5 immigrant… Read More