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It may not be what DREAMs are made of, but DACA still helpful

There is renewed optimism that the DREAM Act, or some version of it, could be passed in the near future. The DREAM Act would give permanent residency to non-U.S. citizens who meet certain qualifications (it would also set up other paths to residency through a temporary status and a probationary period). Deferred Action for Childhood [...]

By |2018-04-03T20:45:05+00:00November 29th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on It may not be what DREAMs are made of, but DACA still helpful

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

Advocacy group discovers poor conditions at detention centers

Detention Watch, an advocacy group for immigrants, just released a report about the conditions that illegal immigrants face when they are detained. There are serious human rights violations and incidents that seem to constitute gross negligence in the report, which was published after Detention Watch interviewed detainees in facilities from eight states, including California. According [...]

By |2018-04-26T15:23:53+00:00November 16th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Advocacy group discovers poor conditions at detention centers

Before break, immigration courts struggled to maintain caseload

Over the summer, immigration courts took a short break to access their cases and apply prosecutorial discretion. The goal was to do away with frivolous deportation cases, especially ones dealing with non-criminal individuals. After this review period, officials hoped that both local and federal courts would run more efficiently and have a better chance at [...]

By |2018-03-09T19:00:19+00:00November 2nd, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Before break, immigration courts struggled to maintain caseload

Deported US veterans lose benefits, have few options once removed

Though U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement does not track the number of U.S. military veterans that are deported, it happens all the time -- and according to one such deported veteran who has set up a shelter in Mexico for such people, there are roughly 12,000 deported U.S. veterans. It is a confusing and seemingly [...]

By |2018-04-17T15:17:41+00:00October 30th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Deported US veterans lose benefits, have few options once removed

Reformed library cards could benefit undocumented immigrants

A proposal by the city of Los Angeles to reform their library cards would give illegal immigrants the ability to use the card to open a bank account, use a debit card, transfer funds (both domestically and internationally) and utilize direct deposit for their paychecks. While this card would not protect undocumented immigrants from deportation [...]

By |2018-03-16T17:23:53+00:00September 11th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Reformed library cards could benefit undocumented immigrants