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  • ACLU Sues Governor of Rhode Island Over Executive Order on E-Verify (9/5/2008)
    The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit on 9/3/08 challenging an executive order issued by Governor Carcieri in March 2008, which requires that all vendors and contractors with the state participate in E-Verify.
    AILA Doc. No. 08090560.
  • State FOIA Commission Finds Release of ID Card Applicant Records Could Cause Harm (7/17/2008)
    Connecticut FOIA Commission’s final decision, finding that CT relied on imminent threats of violence to determine that disclosure of information from a city municipal ID card program could result in physical harm, thus the city is exempt from mandatory disclosure. Courtesy of Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal.
    AILA Doc. No. 08071663.
  • Arkansas Circuit Court Enforces “Notario Publico” Act(148 KB - 7/16/2008)
    AK circuit court finds defendant falsely represented herself and violated the "Notario Publico" Act, and is permanently restrained and enjoined from numerous activities and her notary commission is revoked. (State of Arkansas v. Victoria Nimroozi, 4/16/08) Courtesy of Alene Bryson.
    AILA Doc. No. 08071661.
  • ACLU Lawsuit Challenging Michigan's “Green Card Only” Driver’s License Policy (2/14/2008)
    ACLU filed a lawsuit in Michigan, challenging the denial of a driver’s license to anyone who is not a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident. (Gates et al. v. Land, 2/13/08)
    AILA Doc. No. 08021463.
  • Missouri Labor Board Finds Family Unity Beneficiary Eligible for Unemployment Benefits(131 KB - 9/17/2007)
    Missouri Labor and Industrial Relations Commission held that claimant’s work authorization extension was made retroactive to the date on which she properly filed her renewal request, her lawful ability to work was uninterrupted and she was not disqualified from receiving unemployment benefits.
    AILA Doc. No. 07091760.
  • Texas Court Disciplines Attorney for Relationship with Immigration Agency(52 KB - 7/24/2007)
    Texas disciplinary action brought against an attorney who provided legal services to a non-accredited entities' clients, finding he engaged in fee-splitting, assisting in the unauthorized practice of law, and practicing under a trade name.
    AILA Doc. No. 07072460.
  • Judge Suspended for Denying Bail Based on Immigration Status Questions(146 KB - 6/5/2007)
    The Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission suspends a state trial judge for two weeks without pay for denying bail to criminal defendants solely because of questions about their immigration status. Courtesy of Charles R. Baesler, Jr.
    AILA Doc. No. 07060575.
  • Injunction Against Unauthorized Practice of Law(189 KB - 6/15/2005)
    Texas state court grants the temporary injunction request of the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee for the Supreme Court of Texas against Foley Enterprises, to prevent that entity and its principals from advising and representing "clients" in immigration matters.
    AILA Doc. No. 05061563.
  • Florida Supreme Court Allows Plea Challenges(56 KB - 4/14/2000)
    Applying a two-year limitation on claims that defendants were not advised of the immigration consequences of their pleas, the Florida Supreme Court holds that those who discovered the threat of deportation prior to this decision have two years to file. (Peart v. Florida, 4/13/00)
    AILA Doc. No. 00041404.
  • Texas Court of Appeals Allows Petitioner to Withdraw Guilty Plea (11/13/1997)
    The trial court granted petitioner a post-conviction writ of habeas corpus and allowed her to withdraw her guilty plea and set aside and dismissed her conviction as the lack of immigration admonitions deprived her of due process and due court of law rights. (Texas v. Jimenez, 11/13/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97111358.
 
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