Jewish groups: Court ruling against Arizona immigration law to have ‘mixed outcome’

HIAS welcomes court decision, but warns: We remain extremely concerned about the potential for racial profiling as a result of today’s decision. By Natasha Mozgovaya. Cross-posted from Ha’aretz.  The U.S. Supreme Court decision on Monday striking down most of a controversial 2010  Arizona immigration law that raised concerns over racial profiling and sparked protests in different… Read More Jewish groups: Court ruling against Arizona immigration law to have ‘mixed outcome’

In Supreme Court’s immigration ruling, Jewish groups see progress but have concerns

Cross-posted from JTA. WASHINGTON (JTA) — Most Jewish groups who have weighed in on Arizona’s controversial immigration law saw progress in the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to repeal three of the law’s four parts, but had concerns that law enforcement officials would still be allowed to check the legal immigration status of people they detain.… Read More In Supreme Court’s immigration ruling, Jewish groups see progress but have concerns

HIAS Joins Brief Urging Supreme Court to Overturn Arizona’s Anti-Immigrant Law

Cross-posted from http://www.hias.org. (New York, NY) – In advance of the Supreme Court’s consideration of Arizona’s controversial immigration law (SB-1070) next month, HIAS, the global migration agency of the American Jewish community, has signed on to an amicus curiae brief submitted today urging the Court to strike down the law. More than 100 faith-based, community, and civil rights… Read More HIAS Joins Brief Urging Supreme Court to Overturn Arizona’s Anti-Immigrant Law

What Would Heschel and King Do? A Jewish Response to the Oppressive Alabama Law

This article was originally posted in the Forward. If Martin Luther King Jr. and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel were alive today,  they would surely be standing arm in arm, condemning Alabama’s new  anti-immigrant law. Under Alabama’s new law, House Bill 56, local law enforcement officers are  required to obtain proof of legal status from anyone… Read More What Would Heschel and King Do? A Jewish Response to the Oppressive Alabama Law