On Tuesday, a federal appeals court has ruled against ruled against Proposition 200, a law that requires people to show proof of U.S. citizenship before registering to vote. The decision did, however, uphold the portion of the law that requires voters to show identification before entering the ballot box, CNN reports.
According to CNN, Governor Jan Brewer and Secretary of State Ken Bennett of Arizona rebuked the court's decision in a joint statement stating the decision "is an outrage and a slap in the face to all Arizonans who care about the integrity of their elections."
Arizona has undergone multiple legal battles concerning its immigration laws including SB 1070, which was passed in April and allows law enforcement officials in Arizona to request proof of legal immigration, residency, or citizenship of anyone they suspect might be an illegal immigrant.
Media Resources: CNN 10/27/10; Feminist Newswire 8/4/10
8/29/2014 Domestic Violence Victims May Now Qualify For Asylum in the US - A recent case has opened the door for victims of domestic violence abroad to qualify for asylum in the United States.
The Justice Department's Board of Immigration Appeals ruled for the first time on Tuesday that a victim of domestic violence fit a specific criterion for asylum: persecution for membership in a particular social group. . . .