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States passed 171 immigration laws last year

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Washington Post -- Niraj Chokshi

Nearly every state in the nation passed at least one immigration law last year, but legislative activity on the issue was actually slower across state capitals than the year before.

Last year, 43 state legislatures and D.C. enacted 171 immigration laws and 117 resolutions. That’s a 7.5 percent decline from 2013, when states passed 185 laws, according to the bipartisan National Conference of State Legislatures.

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Appeals court strikes down Arizona law denying bail to undocumented immigrants accused of felonies

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Fox News Latino -- Associated Press

An appeals court on Wednesday struck down a voter-approved law in Arizona that denies bail to immigrants who are in the country illegally and have been charged with a range of felonies that include shoplifting, aggravated identity theft, sexual assault and murder.

An 11-member panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the law violates due-process rights by imposing punishment before trial.

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What I Told CBS News Tonight About Arizona Law -- It's About Jobs

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  by  Roy Beck

I just came back from taping an interview for the national CBS nightly news regarding the new Arizona immigration-enforcement law. My main point was that states are going to keep passing laws like these as long as the federal government allows 7 million illegal alien to continue to hold jobs and keep millions of Americans unemployed.