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Immigration – Injunction Against S.C. ‘Alien’ Statute Upheld (access required)

U.S. v. State of South Carolina The 4th Circuit upholds a preliminary injunction halting enforcement, on preemption grounds, of a South Carolina statute that makes it a state criminal offense for: 1) an illegal alien to conceal herself from detection or allow herself to be transported within the state, 2) a third party to conceal or transport such a person, 3) any alien over 18 not to carry an alien registration card; and 4) for an individual to display or possess a false ID card.

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Immigration – Naturalization Process Differs When Parents Unmarried (access required)

Johnson v. Whitehead, Warden. Although an immigration judge in 1998 terminated a deportation proceeding against petitioner, a native of Jamaica, with the comment that petitioner appeared to be a U.S. citizen by virtue of his father's naturalization, the comment was not a declaration that petitioner is a citizen who cannot be removed; the 4th Circuit rejects this challenge to an order of the Department of Homeland Security finding petitioner removable for gun and drug convictions.

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