OAKLAND, Calif. - Almost seven decades after young Fred Korematsu was arrested for defying orders to relocate to an internment camp during World War II, the California Assembly last week passed a bill to recognize his Jan. 30 birthday as "Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties."
SACRAMENTO - The California State Capitol was the site of a unique conference on immigration reform, with testimony on Arizona's new law, NAFTA, and problems of students and workers.
WOODLAND, Calif. - On a highway overpass here, a vigil marked the anniversary of the police killing in broad daylight of a young immigrant farmworker.
On Thursday major civil liberties groups announced they will challenge the controversial law in court, and protests mount nationwide.
Obama told reporters he would look for a candidate with qualities similar to Stevens, a Republican who became a liberal on the court.
Sens. Graham and Schumer consider biometric IDs for workers as central to immigration reform.
The Texas Supreme Court's ruling is part of a national trend to restrict public information.
The American Civil Liberties Uunion has filed a federal lawsuit in South Dakota on behalf of Native American voters who were denied the right to vote in 2008.
The U.S. Border Patrol and law enforcement agencies in northwest Ohio restrain and interrogate Latinos about their immigration status based solely on their Hispanic appearance, a lawsuit filed by the Farm Labor Organizing Committee charges.
A new petition campaign is being organized, calling on Attorney General Eric Holder and President Obama to investigate civil rights violations.