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BIA Vacates IJ Decision, Finds IJ Made “Inappropriate Remarks”

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The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) found that inappropriate remarks by the IJ called the fairness of the proceedings into question, and that the IJ’s finding that the respondent’s claims were frivolous did not comport with prior BIA precedent. Courtesy of Christopher Helt

California Farmers Concerned About E-Verify

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“Farmers are growing increasingly concerned about a federal employment verification program that could have vast implications for local agriculture, Santa Cruz County’s top industry. Some Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have called for expanding a Department of Homeland Security program known as e-Verify, which allows employers to immediately check, electronically, a worker’s employment […]

Deportation Halted for Some Students as Lawmakers Seek New Policy

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After passing MD Tuition Bill and many other states as well as politicians favoring relief from deportation for students, it is a small but good sign to hear that new policy at ICE  may be on the horizon. Homeland Security officials have said their focus is increasingly on removing immigrants who are convicted criminals. That, […]

U.S. Department of State Final Rule Allowing Visa Revocation

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The U.S. Department of State advanced copy of a final rule amending the Department’s revocation regulations to broaden the authority of a consular officer to revoke a visa at any time subsequent to issuance of the visa, in his or her discretion.  The rule also allows consular officers, as well as other designated Department officials, […]

Easter Day 2011

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By Porscha White, BOILA Employee   April 24, 2011 is recognized as Easter Sunday to many people, but its date is not fixed because it’s based on the Sunday after the first full moon following the spring (vernal) equinox. Easter is mainly celebrated by Christians; however its history surrounds traditions from not only Christianity, but […]

Senate Dems To Obama: Stop Deporting DREAM Act Students

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Posted April 14, 2011 from Huffington Post WASHINGTON — Leading Senate Democrats, including Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.), called on the president on Wednesday to stop deporting undocumented young people who grew up in the United States. A letter signed by 22 Senate Democrats asks President Barack Obama to use his executive authority to prevent […]

Morton Promises to Investigate ICE Racial Profiling in Detroit

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Community activist Angela Reyes said ICE Director John Morton promised to do a case-by-case and systemic review of the agency’s enforcement policies. Ruben Torres, 45, a Detroit Public Schools engineer, also told of being stopped by an unmarked ICE vehicle as he attempted to get onto northbound Lodge on March 24. Torres said the agent […]

UAFA (Uniting American Families Act) Reintroduced for Same-Sex Couples

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From Out4Immigration: Legislation and Letter from Congress Increases Demand for Protection of Same-Sex Binational Couples, Families from Discriminatory Immigration Law The Uniting American Families Act (UAFA) was reintroduced in the House and Senate this week by long-time equal rights advocates Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-8) and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT). The legislation is backed by 98 […]