Guest Blog by Scott Blaney

The tide of state immigration laws in Arizona appears to have ebbed. On March 17, 2011, the Arizona State Senate voted down five controversial bills aimed at controlling illegal immigration in the state. The Senate’s rejection of the bills came just two days after 50 Chief Executive Officers in Arizona

On July 22, Judge Susan Bolton of the U.S. District Court in Phoenix heard arguments in two of the most highly publicized challenges to Arizona Senate Bill 1070: (1) the lawsuit filed by a coalition of civil rights groups and labor unions; and (2) the lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”). The

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a challenge to the state of Arizona’s recently passed immigration law, S.B. 1070, in federal court.

The Arizona law, called the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act and scheduled to take effect on July 29, is already the target of at least five other lawsuits filed

While Arizona’s controversial new immigration law, Senate Bill 1070, continues to garner national attention in the months leading up to its July 29 effective date, employers in Arizona must not forget their obligations under the already effective Legal Arizona Workers Act (“LAWA”). LAWA imposes severe penalties on employers who either “knowingly” or “intentionally” hire unauthorized

The fervor surrounding Arizona’s new immigration statute, Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (Senate Bill 1070), has grown in the days since Governor Jan Brewer signed the Bill into law on April 23, 2010. The Arizona legislature adjourned on April 29, 2010, which means the Act will become effective 90 days later, July