Month: August 2011

ICE In-House Investigation Deemed Inadequate

As if immigrant rights groups needed another reason to distrust the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have cleared its…

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Marriage Fraud Ring

Fourteen people have been arrested in Sacramento for taking part in a grand-scale fraud, namely that of arranging dozens of sham marriages with the objective…

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States Continue to Try to Legislate Immigration

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) has recently released an analysis of the number of immigration-related proposals introduced at the state level between January…

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White House Announces New Deportation Policy

The White House announced on Thursday August 18th that a new deportation policy will be implemented which will prioritize the deportation of documented and undocumented…

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Public Transportation Not Safe for Undocumented Immigrants

For those undocumented immigrants who avoid flying for fear of detection by the TSA, a new threat from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE has…

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Ninth Circuit on Changed Circumstances

In Vahora v. Holder, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals examined “changed circumstances” as it pertains to the one-year bar to political asylum.  The Court…

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Judulang v. Holder

The Supreme Court will hear a case challenging the Board of Immigration Appeals’ decision Matter of Blake, 23 I&N Dec. 722 (BIA 2005). In Matter…

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ICE Shifts Position on Secure Communities Program

On August 5, 2011, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) dramatically changed their position on the Secure Communities Program. This program allowed the sharing of fingerprints…

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Suggestions for Democratic Appeal

Over the weekend, Stanley B. Greenberg published an op-ed in The New York Times explaining what Democrats can do to regain their strength through wide-ranging…

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Hispanics: The Most Affected by the Recession

A new report released by the Pew Research Center shows that Hispanic families accounted for the largest single decline in wealth of any ethnic and…

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Dispelling the Border Myth

We are accustomed to picturing the U.S.-Mexican border as a place rife with murder, arson, theft, kidnapping, and every other violent crime imaginable. The problem…

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Broward County Residents Oppose New Detention Center

Broward County residents are protesting plans for the privately run immigration detention center. The city of Southwest Ranches has partnered with private prison firm Corrections…

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