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Federal officials cut back on 287(g), promote Secure Communities

We have talked about the 287(g) program before, but certainly not on the same scale as Secure Communities. The two programs work towards the same end -- identifying illegal immigrants and deporting them accordingly -- but in different ways. 287(g) partners federal and local agencies by training certain local officers to carry out federal immigration [...]

By |2018-04-17T16:48:36+00:00December 27th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Federal officials cut back on 287(g), promote Secure Communities

Government sued for horrible treatment of detainees

The National Immigrant Justice Center can proceed unabated with its lawsuit against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after a federal judge cleared the legal action. At the center of the lawsuit are two U.S. citizens who were illegally detained by federal immigration officials who assumed they were undocumented immigrants; however, with this recent clearance, it [...]

By |2018-03-29T20:52:39+00:00December 10th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Government sued for horrible treatment of detainees

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

Prosecutorial discretion causing confusion for many immigrants

The U.S. immigration policy is not a straightforward area of law -- there are myriad visa applications, endless limitations and provisions, and the laws always seem to be in a state of flux. This can cause an immigrant, whether they are in the country legally or not, to feel uncertain about their status. U.S. Immigration [...]

By |2018-04-09T20:32:08+00:00April 18th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Prosecutorial discretion causing confusion for many immigrants

Escondido under fire, ACLU accuses city of shady traffic tactics

Just south of Los Angeles, California is the city of Escondido, where roughly 70,000 of its 145,000 residents are either Latino or Hispanic. In recent years, Escondido has generated a hostile atmosphere towards illegal immigrants. The city passed a law in 2006 that banned renters from allowing illegal immigrants to live in their space. According [...]

By |2019-03-11T14:42:35+00:00March 20th, 2012|Categories: Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Escondido under fire, ACLU accuses city of shady traffic tactics

Star women’s cross country runner facing deportation

Ayded Reyes attends Southwestern College just outside of San Diego. She is the highest ranked women's junior college cross country runner in the state, a community activist who volunteers her time with the elderly, and still maintains a 3.5 grade point average. By all accounts, she is an outstanding citizen of the United States. The [...]

By |2019-03-08T21:58:31+00:00January 10th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Star women’s cross country runner facing deportation