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- The latest challenge to the Arizona immigration law’s “show me your papers” provision was turned back by a federal appeals court in a brief order. The Ninth Circuit rejected civil rights groups’ argument that the law fosters racial profiling, and cannot be enforced without unfairly targeting Latinos.
- Another decision out of the Ninth Circuit held that green card applicants whose parents filed for “derivative visas” on their behalf did not “age out” of the system when they turned 21 without their application having been processed. United States Citizen and Immigration Services had been removing applicants from the queue who turned 21, some of whom had been waiting for years, reasoning that they had to start the application process over as an adult.
- The U.S. Supreme Court declined to grant a fourth stay to a death row inmate in Texas who alleged he received ineffective legal assistance. Cleve Foster became the 30th person to be executed in the United States this year, and the ninth in Texas.
- The New York Times features the story of an undocumented Mexican immigrant in jail for the death of a child she babysat, who has become a symbol for the poor legal representation available to immigrant defendants.