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Lack of Legal Representation for Child Immigrants Leads to ACLU Lawsuit

Lack of Legal Representation for Child Immigrants Leads to ACLU Lawsuit The federal government was sued on Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union for its failure to provide legal representation to immigrant children who are involved in deportation hearings, according to NPR. The lawsuit, which is a class-action suit, was…>read more

No Comment July 10, 2014

South Carolina Agrees to Immigration Status Detention Review

South Carolina Agrees to Immigration Status Detention Review Immigration law regarding foreign citizens is related to nationality law, which governs the legal status of people in matters such as citizenship. A court order has been issued in South Carolina, blocking the enforcement of state immigration laws including a provision…>read more

No Comment March 4, 2014

Filipino Man Spared Deportation as He’s Gay

Filipino Man Spared Deportation as He’s Gay On Wednesday, a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals to deport Dennis Vitug. A citizen of the Philippines, Vitug’s deportation was ordered when the resident of…>read more

No Comment July 25, 2013

Connecticut Puts Limits on Honoring Federal ICE Detainer Requests

Connecticut Puts Limits on Honoring Federal ICE Detainer Requests On Wednesday, Connecticut became the first state in the USA to set limits to honoring requests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office announced that the governor had signed a law which would notify immigration…>read more

No Comment June 27, 2013

Senate Panel Passes Immigration Bill, Loosens Restrictions on Hiring Foreign Workers

Senate Panel Passes Immigration Bill, Loosens Restrictions on Hiring Foreign Workers On Tuesday, a Senate panel approved immigration reforms to set millions of undocumented immigrants on a 13-year path to full citizenship. A provision restricting recruiting skilled foreign workers that mandated U.S. companies must search for an “equally qualified” American before…>read more

No Comment May 22, 2013

Obama Comes Out in Support of Same-Sex Partnership in Immigration Reform

Obama Comes Out in Support of Same-Sex Partnership in Immigration Reform On Friday, President Barack Obama came out in support of a proposal to include same-sex partnership in immigration and said that the inclusion of the clause should not be a reason to derail immigration reform. His comments were in reference…>read more

No Comment May 4, 2013

Mentally Disabled Immigrants Facing Deportation to Be Provided With Representation

Mentally Disabled Immigrants Facing Deportation to Be Provided With Representation A recent ruling by a judge in California’s federal court has ordered immigration courts in California, Arizona, and Washington to provide legal representation for mentally disabled immigrants facing deportation. The ruling will dramatically change the way that immigration court is…>read more

1 Comment April 25, 2013

President Sarkozy says France has “Too many foreigners,” and Plans Changes

President Sarkozy says France has “Too many foreigners,” and Plans Changes France’s president, Nicolas Sarkozy, has stirred some controversy just in time for France’s presidential campaign; to close the narrow gap between him and Francoise Hollande, who is outshining him in the polls, he has reached out to the Right: “Today,…>read more

No Comment March 7, 2012

Appeals Court Says Years-Long Immigrant Detentions Unconstitutional

Appeals Court Says Years-Long Immigrant Detentions Unconstitutional Imprisonment of immigrants fighting deportation cases for long periods; without letting them get bail hearings is illegal. This ruling came from the U.S. Court of Appeals in Philadelphia because of a case from a Senegalese native Cheikh Diop. Diop was…>read more

No Comment September 2, 2011

Fed government says that 300,000 deportation rulings to be reviewed

Fed government says that 300,000 deportation rulings to be reviewed The Obama Administration’s plan to review the cases of 300,000 immigrants currently in deportation proceedings to identify “low-priority” offenders has sparked a debate in Washington and beyond. The new guidelines direct the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to target for…>read more

No Comment August 20, 2011

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