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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.
    AILA Doc. No. 08090560.
  • State FOIA Commission Finds Release of ID Card Applicant Records Could Cause Harm (7/17/2008)
    Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission’s final decision, finding that the state’s Dept. of Homeland Security relied on imminent threats of violence to determine that disclosure of applicant 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.
    AILA Doc. No. 08071663.
  • Arkansas Circuit Court Enforces “Notario Publico” Act(148 KB - 7/16/2008)
    Washington County, AK Circuit Court finds defendant falsely represented that she was a representative with the training to provide immigration law services. Notario is permanently restrained and enjoined from numerous activities and notary commission is revoked. State of Arkansas ex rel. v. Nimroozi et al. (4/16/08). Courtesy of Alene Bryson. AILA Doc. No. 08071661.
    AILA Doc. No. 08071661.
  • ACLU Files Suit in Michigan to Challenge “Green Card Only” Driver’s License Policy (2/14/2008)
    On 2/13/08, 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) AILA Doc. No. 08021463.
    AILA Doc. No. 08021463.
  • Missouri Labor Board Finds Family Unity Beneficiary Eligible for Unemployment Benefits(131 KB - 9/17/2007)
    The Missouri Labor and Industrial Relations Commission held that because 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 therefore she was not disqualified from receiving unemployment benefits. AILA Doc. No. 07091760.
    AILA Doc. No. 07091760.
  • Texas Court Disciplines Attorney for Relationship with Immigration Agency(52 KB - 7/24/2007)
    Attorney who provided legal services to a non-accredited entities' clients was found to have engaged in fee-splitting, assisting in the unauthorized practice of law, and practicing under a trade name. AILA Doc. No. 07072460.
    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 AILA member Charles R. Baesler, Jr. AILA Doc. No. 07060575.
    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.
    AILA Doc. No. 05061563.
  • MALDEF Files Suit in Virginia Challenging College Admissions Denials (9/9/2003)
    On 9/2/03, MALDEF filed a lawsuit in Virginia, challenging the denial of college enrollment to students due to perceived immigration status.
    AILA Doc. No. 03090945.
  • Florida Supreme Court Allows Plea Challenges(56 KB - 4/14/2000)
    Applying a 2-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. AILA Doc. No. 00041404.
    AILA Doc. No. 00041404.
  • Texas v. Jimenez (11/13/1997)
    The trial court granted Patricia Jimenez, also known as Ana Maria Martinez, a post-conviction writ of habeas corpus and allowed her to withdraw her guilty plea and set aside and dismissed her conviction. We affirm the trial court's order.
    AILA Doc. No. 97111358.