Argument preview: Who controls immigrants’ lives? : SCOTUSblog

Today (April 25) the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments about the constitutionality of the controversial Arizona immigration control law (S.B. 1070). S.B. 1070 was passed in 2010 to help reduce the number of undocumented immigrants arriving (and remaining) in Arizona.

Since its inception, civil rights groups have challenged the law, focusing on the racial profiling aspect. However, the Supreme Court is not hearing arguments on this issue.

Instead, the Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments about the constitutionality of the law and whether it conflicts with federal law and/or disrupts federal enforcement.

Argument preview: Who controls immigrants’ lives? : SCOTUSblog.

Additional reading: NPR


About Haley Behre

I graduated from Syracuse University in December 2011 with majors in newspaper journalism and women and gender studies. Using these majors, I aspire to become a journalist who writes about human rights issues. I have held internships at the Syracuse New Times, Dash Media PR Firm, Syracuse Post-Standard and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. I also had an internship at the Not For Sale Campaign Syracuse chapter, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating human trafficking. I was born in Seoul, Korea on September 30, 1990 and moved to the United States before I was one year old. When I was 8, my family and I moved to Norwich, England for three years. While I was here I was immersed into a new culture and got to experience many things other children my age do not get to. Over the three years, I visited Ireland, France and the Netherlands several times, and Belgium, Wales and Sweden once. In the winter of 2010, I got an amazing opportunity to visit Kenya for a month. This was by far the single most eye-opening experience of my life thus far. The natural beauty of the landscape and its people do not compare to anything I have seen. I currently intern for the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press in the hopes of getting a full-time job at a newspaper or non-profit after.
This entry was posted in United States and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Argument preview: Who controls immigrants’ lives? : SCOTUSblog

  1. Pingback: Silencing soft voices so the scream of extremists can be better heard – Keeping Sweet in Seattle

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s