Much has been made of the passage of certain immigration bills in some southern states in this country. As we wrote about last week, the controversial immigration law passed in Arizona has made its way all the way to the United States Supreme Court. Presumably the main focus of the laws in these states, some of which share a border with Mexico, are individuals residing in the neighboring country who are making their way to the United States without authorization.
As most are likely aware, immigration is a hot issue for many in the Miami area as well as throughout the United States. Accordingly, the current administration has implemented a program designed to target criminal aliens rather than aliens who are following the laws of the land. Known as Operation Cross Check, to date, since December 2009, there have been three national and seven regional operations. More than 7,400 convicted criminal aliens have been arrested to then face deportation.
Throughout the world there are educated workers who are seeking to live and work in the United States. To facilitate this, the U.S. has created a temporary worker visa that may be granted if an applicant is eligible.
This time of year many throughout the state of Florida as well as the rest of the country turn their attention to the U.S. Supreme Court and the cases that they have selected to hear. This year, one of the most highly anticipated cases is the one regarding Arizona v. United States. The case concerns Arizona's immigration law titled S.B. 1070. It is slated to be heard by the court on April 25, 2012.