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Illegal Immigrants: Moving to America's Center

Illegal immigrant populations are shrinking in New York, Florida and the Mountain West states, as undocumented workers relocate to states such as Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana, the Pew Hispanic Center said in a report released last week.

Legal Briefing: BofA/Merrill Lynch Lawsuit Moves Ahead

The SEC settled its case against Bank of America for failing to disclose Merrill Lynch's losses and bonus plans before their merger, but BofA shareholders are still seeking justice. On Friday, a judge refused to dismiss their claims, meaning they'll get their chance at a trial.

Obama Signs $600 Million Border Security Bill

The new law will beef up armed patrols and increase funding for unmanned drones hunting for illegal immigrants crossing the border between Mexico and the U.S. President Obama will sign the measure "as soon as possible."

The Immigration Ruling: How Judge Bolton Made Her Calls

In short, she found that federal law trumps the struck-down parts of Arizona's law because they imposed burdens on legal immigrants that only the federal government can impose, and because the law would force the U.S. government to reallocate resources away from its priorities, something states can't do.

Legal Briefing: Dell Settles with the SEC for $100 Million

According to the SEC lawsuit that Dell just settled for $100 million, Dell cooked its books from 2002 to 2006 by using "exclusivity" payments from Intel totaling $4.3 billion to inflate its revenue numbers and otherwise fraudulently meet Wall Street analysts' expectations.

Immigration and Unemployment: A Toxic Mix

Polls are showing that the link between the 8 million jobs lost during the Great Recession and the hostile attitude toward immigrants cannot be ignored. These conjoined problems are adding to the pressure to overhaul immigration policies -- and to create new jobs.

Legal Briefing: Novartis Settles Sex Discrimination Case

Pharmaceutical giant Novartis lost a huge gender discrimination case in May, and faced $250 million in punitive damages, plus possibly hundreds of millions more in compensatory damages. Rather than deal with years of appeals, both sides settled Wednesday for $152 million.

U.S. Sues Arizona Over Controversial Immigration Law

The U.S. sued Arizona aiming to block the state's controversial new immigration law, which says police can detain people suspected of being in the country illegally. The lawsuit thrusts the Obama administration into a highly contentious debate months ahead of a critical mid-term election.

Legal Briefing: DOJ May Sue to Block Ariz. Immigration Law

The Department of Justice may file suit Tuesday over Arizona's controversial immigration law, but if the lawsuit is crafted as has been rumored, it will frustrate all sides in the debate, because it avoids the merits of the law and focuses instead on Arizona's lack of authority to enact it.

Obama Offers a Framework for Immigration Reform

President Barack Obama outlined some key principles that he believes can lead to comprehensive immigration reform legislation and tighter border security for America in a speech on Thursday.

High Court to Rule on Arizona's Other Immigration Law

Though the recently passed Arizona law empowering police to detain suspected illegal immigrants has gotten more attention, on Monday the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to rule on a different, but extremely important Arizona immigration law, one that punishes employers for hiring illegal immigrants.