Category Archives: Removal / deportation defense
Report Finds Deportations Focus on Criminal Records
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WASHINGTON — A program of cooperation between federal immigration authorities and state and local police departments has been effective at focusing deportations on immigrants with a criminal record, according to a report published Tuesday by the Migration Policy Institute, a nonpartisan … Continue reading

Obama Administration Deportation Policy Changes May Come In ‘Two Step Process’
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Earlier last week Obama spoke on immigration reform in San Francisco on changes to immigration-enforcement and deportation policy being contemplated by the Obama administration will likely come in two separate steps. The first would be more extensive background checks of … Continue reading

Obama administration may unveil new deportation policy in two stages
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Obama is feeling the pressure from the immigrant community, an executive decision has to take place in the coming weeks to curb the rate of deportation.  One for certain will be considered for some immigrants who have not committed serious … Continue reading

Baltimore Will Stop Automatically Detaining Immigrants, Maryland Governor Says
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The Baltimore City Detention Center will start scrutinizing federal orders to hold immigrants for deportation instead of automatically granting these requests, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) announced Friday. The policy change adds Baltimore to the growing number of cities in the … Continue reading

Our view: Action needed on immigration

Republican Tom Davis voted on immigration reforms as a member of Congress in 2006, but House and Senate leaders couldn’t agree on the details, and the effort died with a whimper.  

For detained immigrants, a too-long wait for justice

Comprehensive immigration reform is probably dead for yet another year, the victim — once again — of a dysfunctional Congress that can’t even reach agreement on the things it agrees on. There is nothing President Obama can do about that, … Continue reading

Deportation policy changes weighed
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WASHINGTON Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is considering limiting deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally but without serious criminal records, according to the Associated Press. On President Obama’s orders, Johnson is conducting a politically charged review of U.S. deportation … Continue reading

Frustrated Immigration Activists Feel ‘Betrayed’ By President Obama On Deportations
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Santas Gutierrez weeps when she speaks about how she feels about President Obama now. In 2008, and again in 2010, her relatives voted for him, clinging to his vow to reform immigration laws.

Tech meltdown cripples deportation cases
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A computer meltdown is crippling the nation’s immigration courts — creating an overwhelming backlog of deportation cases, The Post has learned.

Tech industry pushes for immigration reform through new campaign

Thousands gathered on the National Mall last April to advocate for immigration reform. A new campaign launched Monday by tech leaders aims to push Congress to pass immigration reform legislation.