How Can a Three Year Old Represent Himself in Court?

How Can a Three Year Old Represent Himself in Court?

Written by on October 22, 2014 in Children, Courts with 3 Comments

Each week, in immigration courts across the United States, hundreds of children, some as young as just a few months old, come before immigration judges and are called upon to defend themselves against deportation. Among them is Arturo,* a three year old who arrived at the United States border in April 2014 because family members [...]

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Report Discloses Deportation of Central American Asylum Seekers

Report Discloses Deportation of Central American Asylum Seekers

Written by on October 21, 2014 in Asylum and Refugee, Deportation with 1 Comment

Human Right Watch (HRW) issued a report last week documenting serious flaws in the procedures used to deport noncitizens apprehended at or near the border—flaws that are resulting in the deportation of Central Americans who face serious harm in their home countries. The report is based on interviews of 35 noncitizens detained in the United [...]

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Immigration Restrictionists Exploit Ebola Tragedy

Immigration Restrictionists Exploit Ebola Tragedy

Written by on October 20, 2014 in Myths, Restrictionists, Rhetoric with 0 Comments

As the Ebola outbreak continues to take lives in West Africa, restrictionists have predictably started their  “crusade” to ban travel from West African countries. Specifically, over the past few weeks, nativist groups such as the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) and the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) as well as some lawmakers started criticizing [...]

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New Report Explains How U.S. Reached Record-Breaking Removals

New Report Explains How U.S. Reached Record-Breaking Removals

Written by on October 17, 2014 in Deportation with 1 Comment

In March, as the Obama Administration was poised to deport its 2 millionth immigrant, National Council of La Raza President Janet Murguia dubbed Obama the “deporter-in-chief.” A new report from the Migration Policy Institute released Thursday confirms there is “no ambiguity that removals are at an all-time high,” as author Marc Rosenblum stated. The report, [...]

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Anti-Immigrant Group Runs Ad in States with Key Senate Races

Anti-Immigrant Group Runs Ad in States with Key Senate Races

Written by on October 16, 2014 in Elections, Restrictionists, Rhetoric with 0 Comments

Many opponents of immigration reform view the U.S. job market as a playing field upon which two teams compete: the native-born and immigrants. From this perspective, every job gained by one side amounts to a job lost by the other. And so every immigrant worker who enters the U.S. labor force is stealing a job [...]

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Alabama Settles Last Legal Challenge to State’s Self-Deportation Law

Alabama Settles Last Legal Challenge to State’s Self-Deportation Law

The state of Alabama settled a lawsuit last week over one of the last remaining provisions of HB 56, the punitive immigration measure often called the “show me your papers” law. Legislators first approved the law in 2011, but when lawmakers passed revisions to HB 56 in 2012, they including a requirement that the state [...]

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New Evidence Confirms Immigrant Children Show Up in Immigration Court

New Evidence Confirms Immigrant Children Show Up in Immigration Court

Written by on October 14, 2014 in Children, Courts, Immigration and Customs Enforcement with 2 Comments

As many of the unaccompanied minors who crossed the U.S-Mexico border earlier this summer navigate the immigration court system, recent government numbers confirm that the vast majority are showing up for their immigration hearings. Data released by the U.S. Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) shows that between July 18 and the end of September, [...]

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Corte Federal Niega Desestimar Caso de Ciudadana de Cuatro Años Deportada por CBP

Corte Federal Niega Desestimar Caso de Ciudadana de Cuatro Años Deportada por CBP

En 2011 una niña de cuatro años de edad fue detenida ilegalmente por oficiales de la Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP) al llegar al aeropuerto de Dulles, en el estado de Virginia. Luego de detener a la menor, los oficiales de CBP no permitieron que la niña tuviera contacto [...]

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Federal Court Refuses to Dismiss Case of U.S. Citizen Girl Who Was Deported

Federal Court Refuses to Dismiss Case of U.S. Citizen Girl Who Was Deported

Written by on October 10, 2014 in Courts, Department of Homeland Security, Deportation with 5 Comments

In 2011, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), unlawfully detained a 4-year-old girl when she arrived at Dulles Airport in Virginia, deprived her of any contact with her parents, and then sent her back to Guatemala. The girl’s father subsequently filed a lawsuit on his daughter’s [...]

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U.S. Supreme Court Takes Two Immigration Cases in New Term

U.S. Supreme Court Takes Two Immigration Cases in New Term

Written by on October 9, 2014 in Supreme Court with 4 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court opened its new term on Monday – often referred to as “First Monday” because by law, the term must begin on the first Monday of October. Although the Court has taken no blockbuster immigration case like 2012’s Arizona v. United States, interpreting state authority to enforce federal immigration laws, the Supreme [...]

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