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Local Jails Decline to Honor ICE Requests for Holds on Inmates
Law Offices of William W. Bruzzo

According to the LA Times Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) says that local detention agencies (like county jails) are disregarding immigration hold requests and releasing inmates. From January to August of this year about 8.3% requests from ICE have not been honored. Across the country agencies have different reason for no longer holding people for ICE citing…

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Supreme Court to Take up Arizona Immigrant Law
Law Offices of William W. Bruzzo

About two years ago Republican Governor Jan Brewer and the Arizona legislature passed a bill making it legal for local police to stop people and make inquiries about their immigration status. The US Constitution specifies that matters of immigration shall come under the purview of the Federal Government only. As a result, the Attorney General…

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Arizona Illegal Immigration Law Faces Lawsuit
Law Offices of William W. Bruzzo

The U.S. Justice Department will be filing a lawsuit questioning the constitutionality of the controversial Arizona bill that targets illegal immigrants. This lawsuit will set the stage for a federal government vs. state government conflict. The federal government will most likely seek an injunction delaying implementation of the Arizona law since it sees the state…

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Arizona Law Brings About Protests
Law Offices of William W. Bruzzo

In April, Arizona passed one of the nation’s toughest illegal immigration bills, SB 1070—a bill which President Obama strongly criticized. The law, whose aim it is to identify, prosecute and deport illegal immigrants, sparked uproar not only in Arizona, but in California as well. In Orange County, eight people chained themselves together outside the federal…

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Proposal to House Illegal Immigrants in Orange County Jails
Law Offices of William W. Bruzzo

At a council meeting on March 9, 2010, Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens offered a proposal to house 838 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees at two of the Orange County jails – Theo Lacy and James A. Musick Facility. Most of the ICE detainees are former federal, state or local inmates who were…

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