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Omar
Jadwat

Jadwat joined IRP as a Skadden Fellow in 2002 after graduating magna cum laude from New York University Law School and serving as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl. His practice includes litigation relating to immigration enforcement by state and local police. In a previous career, he worked as a development researcher in South Africa.

What a Week! Three Appeals Courts Across the Nation Condemn Anti-immigrant Laws

What a Week! Three Appeals Courts Across the Nation Condemn Anti-immigrant Laws

By Omar Jadwat, Immigrants' Rights Project at 12:34pm
Three federal appeals courts decisions this week have added to what was already a lopsided score in favor of fairness and common sense, and against the snake-oil salesmen who managed to convince a few states and localities to enact laws discriminating against individuals based on their perceived immigration status.
Appeals Court Rules Anti-Immigrant Housing Law in Farmers Branch, Texas, Is Unconstitutional

Appeals Court Rules Anti-Immigrant Housing Law in Farmers Branch, Texas, Is Unconstitutional

By Omar Jadwat, Immigrants' Rights Project at 3:36pm

Yesterday the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals declared the Farmers Branch, Texas, anti-immigrant ordinance unconstitutional. The decision, which came in a suit brought by the ACLU and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, is the…

Georgia Is Not a "Show Me Your Papers" State

By Azadeh N. Shahshahani, ACLU Foundation of Georgia & Omar Jadwat, Immigrants' Rights Project & Omar Jadwat, Immigrants' Rights Project at 5:00pm

This week the ACLU and ACLU of Georgia along with a coalition of other civil rights groups filed a class action lawsuit challenging Georgia’s discriminatory anti-immigrant law inspired by Arizona’s notorious S.B. 1070. The Georgia…

Georgia Is Not a "Show Me Your Papers" State

By Azadeh N. Shahshahani, ACLU Foundation of Georgia & Omar Jadwat, Immigrants' Rights Project & Omar Jadwat, Immigrants' Rights Project at 5:00pm

This week the ACLU and ACLU of Georgia along with a coalition of other civil rights groups filed a class action lawsuit challenging Georgia’s discriminatory anti-immigrant law inspired by Arizona’s notorious S.B. 1070. The Georgia…

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