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Immigration Law Resources: SB1070 & State Efforts to Control Immigration

This web guide brings together both print and electronic resources that are helpful in conducting immigration law research.

Analysis of SB1070

State Efforts to Deter Unauthorized Aliens: Legal Analysis of Arizona's SB 1070 (PDF)
Congressional Research Service Report

Analysis of Arizona's Immigration Law
National Conference of State Legislators

SB1070 in the news

Judge OK's SB 1070 Provision
Christian Science Monitor

SCOTUS Appears to Favor SB 1070
Huffington Post

SB 1070 Coverage
NY Times

Arizona SB 1070

SB 1070 Statement of Purpose as approved by the Arizona State Legislature:

Requires officials and agencies of the state and political subdivisions to fully comply with and assist in the enforcement of federal immigration laws and gives county attorneys subpoena power in certain investigations of employers.  Establishes crimes involving trespassing by illegal aliens, stopping to hire or soliciting work under specified circumstances, and transporting, harboring or concealing unlawful aliens, and their respective penalties.

Fact Sheet for SB 1070
Arizona Legislature

SB1070 Overview
Arizona Legislature

Text of SB1070 (PDf)
Arizona Legislature


Legal Challenges to SB1070: U.S. v. Arizona

US Supreme Court Decision (PDF)
US Supreme Court

US Supreme Court Oral Argument Transcript (PDF)  Audio
US Supreme Court

US Supreme Court Briefs and Analysis
SCOTUS Blog

US Circuit Court Opinion and Briefs
US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Oral Arguments: Video & Audio
US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

SB 1070 Injunction Orders
US District Court - Arizona

Federal Government's Motion for Preliminary Injunction (PDF)
SCOTUS Blog

Arizona's Response to  Motion for Preliminary Injunction (PDF)
National Conference of State Legislatures

Other Legal Challenges to SB 1070
Legal Action Center -- American Immigration Council