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Justice Department’s Losing Battle Over Deportation Waivers for Permanent Residents

Written by on February 14, 2014 in Department of Justice, Deportation, Family with 0 Comments
Justice Department’s Losing Battle Over Deportation Waivers for Permanent Residents

For more than five years, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has defended a policy that deprives long-term lawful permanent residents (LPRs) of the opportunity to apply for a waiver that would allow them to remain in the United States. The waiver—known as the 212(h) waiver (referring to section 212(h) of the immigration statute)—permits permanent residents [...]

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Using Administrative Tools to Improve Immigration Court

Using Administrative Tools to Improve Immigration Court

Even as the push for legislative reform to our immigration system begins anew, it’s important that every tool to fix our outdated immigration system be employed, including administrative reform. While rarely discussed, attention must be paid to immigration court reform.  Immigration courts lack many of the hallmarks of due process that Americans have come to expect, [...]

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DOJ’s Lawsuit Against South Carolina Latest Legal Challenge to State Immigration Laws

DOJ’s Lawsuit Against South Carolina Latest Legal Challenge to State Immigration Laws

BY KAREN TUMLIN, MANAGING ATTORNEY, NATIONAL IMMIGRATION LAW CENTER Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed suit against South Carolina, challenging the state’s extreme anti-immigration law (SB 20). With this action, the Department of Justice charges that South Carolina, like Arizona and Alabama, have passed unconstitutional immigration laws. Civil rights groups (including the National [...]

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