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Obama Administration Takes Arizona Immigration Law to Court!

Reports say that the Obama administration is all set to take the issue of Arizona’s immigration law to the court. The administration hopes, the court would determine whether the controversial law pose threat to the nation’s federal immigration enforcement authority, as well as immigration policies or not.

For the uninformed, Arizona had recently passed a very cruel immigration law which prevent the migration of illegal immigrants, specially the Hispanics. However, the legislation also aims at putting a curb on traffic in illegal drugs. The controversial issues attached to the Republican state’s law created conflict between the state and the federal governments. Now, the latter is slated to challenge the state authority in front of District Judge, Susan Bolton, just before the Arizona’s immigration law is all set to take its effect on August 29.

Reportedly, the US federal Justice Department filed the case against the Arizona legislation, claiming that it may infringe the constitution and foreign policy of the United States. Since the federal authorities do not want the Arizona immigration law to deliver a negative message, thereby creating a bad image for the nation as a whole. Immigration has been an issue in the US of late, however, the federal authorities are not denying that immigrants play a very important role in building the US community. These people are an integral part of the nation and they take active part in generating revenues in the US economy.

There are various groups that have already raised their voices against the Arizona immigration law. Now, it is time for the federal authorities to take the action. It would be interesting to know the court’s decision on this regard!

World Cup gave rise to Increasing Immigration!

Sports craze is something which does not leave anybody especially when it is football. Football lovers go to any extent to enjoy their favorite sport. The fun of watching live game inside the stadium can not be matched with watching the same game on small screen. So, during sports season, commuting of sports lovers becomes increasingly high leading to heavy traffic of immigrants inside the host country.

The most recent example is of increasing migration in South Africa in the month of June as the football world cup is going on. The home affairs department of South Africa has claimed that immigration in South Africa is 32 percent more in comparison to the immigration in the same month last year. The reason for sudden increase of foreigners applying for visa is due to World Cup fever.

On an average, around 744,520 foreign nationals have commuted to South Africa starting from first week of June only. Amongst all the countries, the major five nationalities who entered the territory of South Africa are Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Botswana, Mozambique and Lesotho.

Other than these, other countries are United States, Germany, Australia, France, Zambia, Argentina, Netherlands, Mexico and Britain from where people are migrating. Except Zambia, all other countries have their teams competing in the world cup. Recent data by the home minister department has revealed that around 13,638 immigrants have violated the rules of South African immigration. Amongst these people, there are many who stayed after the expiry of their visa or made the illegal use of temporary resident visa. Around 140 candidates has been stopped at airport only who were about to take the flight for South Africa because their passports and visas were declined.