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Rights of legal immigrants routinely violated, ACLU says

What many legal immigrants may not realize when they are accused of a crime is that it can have a dramatic affect on their status, which in turn has an even greater impact on their lives. We talked about this a few weeks back, but there are some seemingly-underhanded tactics being used by federal officials [...]

By |2018-04-13T15:46:00+00:00November 20th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Rights of legal immigrants routinely violated, ACLU says

Two lawsuits accuse Arizona sheriff of racial discrimination

With the controversy of Arizona's SB 1070 bill still simmering -- despite most of its provisions being scrapped by the U.S. Supreme Court -- the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona has filed a civil suit against an Arizona sheriff (and, by extension, his department) of discriminating against Latinos. It's the second such suit filed [...]

By |2018-04-02T17:15:52+00:00July 24th, 2012|Categories: Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Two lawsuits accuse Arizona sheriff of racial discrimination

ACLU confronts lack of rights for mentally-ill detainees

An issue that is arising with U.S. immigration law is how to deal with illegal immigrants who have mental disorders. Specifically, judges are having a difficult time handling these cases because the defendant sometimes does not have the means to defend himself, and other times the legal guidelines just aren't there to allow a fair [...]

By |2018-04-24T20:25:08+00:00February 7th, 2012|Categories: Immigration News, Immigration Reform, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on ACLU confronts lack of rights for mentally-ill detainees