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Montana Immigrant Justice Alliance

Groups plan vigil for man facing deportation who says he was raped in jail

Faith leaders and immigrant rights organizations will hold a prayer vigil at 5:30 p.m. Sunday in support of an undocumented man facing deportation who says he was sexually assaulted while being held in a Montana jail.

December 07, 2013 6:00 amLoading…

Lawsuit alleges MHP officers profiled minority drivers

HELENA — A lawsuit filed Monday claims the Montana Highway Patrol improperly detained Hispanic drivers over unfounded concerns they were in the country illegally.

October 07, 2013 4:39 pmLoading…

Immigrants' lawsuit against initiative to go on

HELENA — A state judge will hear an immigrant-rights group's challenge of a voter-approved law requiring proof of citizenship or legal standing from applicants for state services.

June 06, 2013 4:08 pmLoading…

Immigrants come forward to challenge Montana law

HELENA — Eight men who entered the U.S. illegally but have since become permanent residents say a new Montana law wrongly puts them at risk of being denied services and treats them as second-class people.

March 21, 2013 5:07 pmLoading…

Judge asked to block proof-of-citizenship law

HELENA — An advocacy group told a judge Thursday that a new voter-approved law unconstitutionally requires state agencies to determine who is an illegal immigrant and turn them over to federal authorities.

February 07, 2013 5:05 pmLoading…

Groups sue to stop immigration initiative

HELENA — An immigrants’ advocacy group and others have sued to challenge the constitutionality of a recent voter-approved law requiring people to show a proof of citizenship before they obtain certain state government services and benefits.

December 10, 2012 1:55 pmLoading…

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