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Articles Tagged: deportation

Unrepresented Minors in Immigration Court

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The news since last year has been inundated with stories about children crossing the US/Mexico border unaccompanied.  This surge, as it has been called, created a need for places to house the children and lawyers to defend them.  So how many of those children have actually been allowed to stay in America? And what factors […]

Dispossession through Deportation

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A recent report released by the humanitarian advocacy group, No More Deaths  states that of the 400,000 people deported from the United States during the fiscal year 2013, nearly one third were deported without their personal belongings and money.  This is a serious issue that often goes unreported and continues under the radar, since these […]

CHAIDEZ SUPREME COURT HEARING MAY ALLOW TO APPLY PADILLA RETROACTIVELY

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By: Margarita Baldwin* On November 1, 2012, the US Supreme Court heard the oral arguments in Roselva Chaidez v. United States, (USSC No. 11-820, cert granted 4/30/12) to determine whether the Padilla v. Kentucky, 130 S. Ct. 1473 (2010) should apply retroactively. Decided in 2010, Padilla established that a criminal defense attorney’s failure to advise […]

Statistics Emphasize the Dangers of Over-Simplifying the Deportation Process

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By: Helena Coric* The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) recently released some striking information about U.S. federal immigration enforcement. The data is effectively broken up by nationality, geographic location, year and type of immigration charge. It provides a better understand of the deportation proceedings. Listening to media reports on deportation statistics under the Obama administration […]

BACKLOGS AND DEPORTATIONS GROWING DESPITE PROSECUTORIAL DISCRETION

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A year after the Morton’s memo on prosecutorial discretion, which intended to prioritize removal of criminals when deciding which illegal immigrants to deport, the backlog of cases in immigration courts reached new heights. In a recent article published by Texas Tribune, the author Julian Aguilar expresses the Texas immigration lawyers’ concern about the government not […]

Obama vs. Romney: the Immigration Battle

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By: Lusine Lisyanova The November presidential election will have a drastic effect on the lives of immigrants living in the United States. The two candidates’ views on immigration are as different as night and day. Consequently, should Romney win, it will become much more difficult for illegal immigrants to secure a foothold in America. At […]

Deportations Continue Despite U.S. Review of Backlog

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After seven months of an ambitious review by the Obama administration of all  deportations before the nation’s immigration courts, very few of them have been halted, disappointing immigrants President Obama hopes to court for his re-election bid. Read the full story…

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 […]