New Mexico judge blocks immigrant residency verification program

[JURIST] A New Mexico judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked [opinion, PDF] the "Residency Verification Program" [press release], announced last month by Governor Susana Martinez [official website]. Judge Sarah Singleton stated that "irreparable injury will occur in the form of constitutional deprivations" if the "Residency Verification Program" is not halted. The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) [advocacy website] filed the restraining order [text, PDF] and an accompanying writ of mandamus [text, PDF], arguing that the program is unconstitutional…

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