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In the news this morning: Appeals court rules against Arizona in SB 1070 case, French burqa ban, Utah immigration compact, more

Ninth Circuit Court Rules Against Arizona Immigration Law - New York Times The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against Arizona, letting stand a lower court decision that last year blocked the most contentious parts of the state’s anti-illegal immigration law, SB 1070.

French veil ban: First woman fined for wearing niqab - The Guardian A 28-year-old women was stopped by police outside a shopping center near Paris and fined for wearing a full-face veil; the ban on Islamic face coverings went into effect in France yesterday.

Arizona bills targeting illegal immigrants founder - East Valley Tribune Arizona state senate president Russell Pearce had promised colleagues not to push anti-immigrant measures until a budget was approved; there is now an effort to wrap up the session in the next two weeks, with dozens of items still awaiting action.

Advocates for Undocumented Immigrants Push the Utah Compact as National Model - Fox News Latino The immigration reforms recently approved in Utah are being looked at by immigrant advocates as a model for national-level reforms.

Ikea: Workers' complaints surround Ikea's U.S. factory - Los Angeles Times Workers at the Virginia factory have complained of eliminated raises, mandatory overtime and racial discrimination.