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Solitary Confinement of Immigrant Detainees

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By: Maureen Johnson* Solitary confinement is one of the most severe punishments that can be levied against a prisoner or detainee. Yet “any given day,” according to a recent article in the New York Times, approximately 300 immigrants are held in solitary confinement at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers across the country. Of […]

Orphans Suffer as U.S. – Russia Tensions Escalate

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Today marks the beginning of a sad era for Russian orphans. Earlier in the day, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a bill outlawing American adoptions of Russian orphans. As a result, there are forty six children currently hanging in limbo, as their adoption processes were initiated before the legislation went into effect. It remains to […]

IMMIGRATION THROUGH THE EYES OF ROMNEY AND OBAMA

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By: John Nicholas Mandalakas* Recently our nation’s eyes turned to Hofstra University in Long Island, New York, where the two top presidential candidates sparred in a veritable battle of wits. The debate was held in a town hall style format with questions coming from undecided voters, and it got quite heated. Romney quotes regarding women […]

Supreme Court Sustains Arizona ‘Show Me Your Papers’ Provision, Blocks Remainder Of State’s Controversial Law

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By: Stephen Koerting* On Monday, June 25, the Supreme Court ruled on the controversial Arizona Immigration Law, S.B. 1070, from 2010. The Court unanimously sustained the central “show me your papers” provision that requires state law enforcement to determine the immigration status of individuals they have stopped or arrested, if an illegal status is reasonably […]

Reactions to Obama’s Two-Year Reprieve Announcement

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By: Lusine Lisyanova President Obama’s recent announcement of a two-year reprieve for certain undocumented youths living in the United States has given rise to a number of opposing opinions. Many immigrant parents are preparing to file paperwork so that their children can receive deferred action for two years. Yet, many others are skeptical. Several days […]

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 […]

Obama Offers Temporary Relief for Certain Young People

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  On June 15, 2012 Secretary of Homeland security Janet Napolitano announced the breaking news. In effect immediately – the certain young people who were brought to theUSunder the age of 16 and meet other criteria will be able to remain in the country (“receive deferred action”) for two years, subject to renewal, and apply […]

SECURE COMMUNITIES SHUT DOWN OR A BIRD OF A DIFFERENT COLOR

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Finally, the day has come where some common sense has been injected into 287(g) Secure communities program that should never have been implemented to start with and was doomed to failure from its inception. This program trained local officers to act as immigration officers without the training or knowledge needed. Close to 70 agencies had […]

Where does the Republican front-runner stand on immigration?

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With victories in both Iowa and New Hampshire, many political pundits are predicting that Mitt Romney will receive the Republican nomination for the Presidency.  Although Immigration is likely to be a hot topic and has been highlighted by many of Romney’s GOP rivals including Texas Governor Perry, Romney has largely stayed silent on the issue.  […]