ILW.COM - the immigration portal Immigration Daily

Home Page


Immigration Daily

Archives

Processing times

Immigration forms

Discussion board

Resources

Blogs

Twitter feed

Immigrant Nation

Attorney2Attorney

CLE Workshops

Immigration books

Advertise on ILW

VIP Network

EB-5

移民日报

About ILW.COM

Connect to us

Make us Homepage

Questions/Comments


SUBSCRIBE

Immigration Daily


Chinese Immig. Daily




The leading
immigration law
publisher - over
50000 pages of
free information!
Copyright
1995-
ILW.COM,
American
Immigration LLC.

View RSS Feed

Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

JUDGE BLOCKS OKLAHOMA IMMIGRATION LAW FROM TAKING EFFECT

Rate this Entry

Wow. Oklahoma passed one of the nation's toughest immigration laws and the Sooner state's legislation has been the model for anti-immigrant groups around the country. And now Robin Cauthron, a US District Court Judge, has granted a preliminary injunction suspending the law from taking force due to concerns that the plaintiffs, the US Chamber of Commerce and various civil rights groups, are "substantially likely to establish" that the Oklahoma law is preempted by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. In other words, the law appears to violate the Supremacy clause of the US Constitution. Oklahoma's governor and Attorney General, defendants in the suit, had the Chutzpah to claim that Congress actually infringed upon the lawmaking authority of Oklahoma when it passed the 1986 immigration act, a charge the judge quickly dismissed.



The decision can be viewed here. Download okahoma_preliminary_injunction.pdf

Submit "JUDGE BLOCKS OKLAHOMA IMMIGRATION LAW FROM TAKING EFFECT" to Facebook Submit "JUDGE BLOCKS OKLAHOMA IMMIGRATION LAW FROM TAKING EFFECT" to Twitter Submit "JUDGE BLOCKS OKLAHOMA IMMIGRATION LAW FROM TAKING EFFECT" to Google Submit "JUDGE BLOCKS OKLAHOMA IMMIGRATION LAW FROM TAKING EFFECT" to StumbleUpon Submit "JUDGE BLOCKS OKLAHOMA IMMIGRATION LAW FROM TAKING EFFECT" to Reddit Submit "JUDGE BLOCKS OKLAHOMA IMMIGRATION LAW FROM TAKING EFFECT" to Digg Submit "JUDGE BLOCKS OKLAHOMA IMMIGRATION LAW FROM TAKING EFFECT" to del.icio.us

Tags: None Add / Edit Tags

Comments

  1. Another voice's Avatar
    I guess the same argument can be made for these sort of laws passed in other states. Hopefully this legal argument can stick and cause a domino effect in other jurisdictions by establishing a good legal precedent.
  2. EB3's Avatar
    I think you mean the Immigration Reform and Control Act, or "IRCA" for short. It's Public Law 99-603. I'm not sure if Thomas has the text of PLs going that far back, but if it doesn't you can probably find it on Westlaw or Lexis.
  3. Greg Siskind's Avatar
    Right you are and thanks for catching the typo.
  4. George Chell from singapore's Avatar
    What do you expect from the Okies. A leopard cannot change its spots. Here in Singapore, I heard that an Okie woman in her late forties who has lived in Singapore for fifteen years and whose husband works in the oil industry forbade her twenty five year old son from dating a local woman of Chinese ancestry, a daughter of a millionaire at that. So, I am not surprised at what at what the Okies do...seems like it has more than its proportion of racists not different from Kirkorian.
Put Free Immigration Law Headlines On Your Website

Immigration Daily: the news source for legal professionals. Free! Join 35000+ readers Enter your email address here: