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Did Justice Department Lawyers Lie to the Supreme Court? Published: Mar 14, 2012 The Wall Street Journal reports that a District Court Judge has called out the Justice Department for allegedly making "misleading statements" to influence the Supreme Court in an immigration related decision. The case invovled the applicable standard that a Court of Appeals must consider in issuing a stay of removal that would block an immigrant's
Only 1% of all Reviewed Deportation Cases Have Received a Favorable Exercise of Prosecutorial Discretion Published: Mar 13, 2012 On March 8, 2012, ICE Director John Morton spoke before the House appropriations subcommittee on homeland security where he announced, among other things, that only 1% of all pending deportation cases reviewed have received a favorable exercise of prosecutorial discretion. This means that the Obama administration has moved to administratively close only
11th Circuit Temporarily Blocks Two More Parts of Alabama Immigration Law Published: Mar 9, 2012 U.S. District Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has issued an order temporarily halting two more sections of the Alabama Immigration law known as HB 56. The two blocked sections include a provision that prevents courts from enforcing contracts between an undocumented immigrant and a legal resident or citizen, and another
Obama Administration Deporting Immigrants Despite Court Orders Blocking Deportations Published: Mar 8, 2012 The LA times reports that the Obama administration has been deporting immigrants that have obtained court ordered stays of removal. The Times cites the case of 20-year-old Nelson Javier Avila Lopez whose lawyer obtained a court ordered stay of removal. Despite the stay, Lopez was unlawfully deported to Honduras in October where he died alongside 360 other
Obama Admin Shamed into Stopping Deportation of Florida DREAMer Published: Mar 7, 2012 Why does it take national press coverage for this administration to actually do what it is telling the world that it is already doing? If this story didn't make national news, this young girl's bright future would have been extinguished by this administration. Mind you, she is not out of the woods yet, remaining in immigration limbo, and will face
Obama Administration Deported 46,000 Parents of United States Citizens in First-Half of 2011 Published: Feb 23, 2012 Last weekend Chris Hayes did a segment on his MSNBC show about President Obama's deportation policy. He put together a panel that took a look at the practical effect of the administration's record deportations. What they found was that in the first six months of 2011, the Obama administration deported 46,000 parents of United States citizen children, many
Federal Judge Delays Ruling on Utah Immigration Law Published: Feb 22, 2012 U.S. District Court Judge Clark Waddoup has delayed issuing a decision on the constitutionality of Utah's immigration law until after the Supreme Court reaches a decision on Arizona's immigration law. Judge Waddoup reasoned that: “Because this case addresses significant constitutional issues, the court does not believe it would be helpful to the parties
Federal Judge Enjoins Part of Fremont, Nebraska Immigration Ordinance Published: Feb 21, 2012 U.S. District Court Judge Laurie Smith Camp has issued a 37-page summary judgment enjoining the City of Fremont, Nebraska "from enforcing certain parts of the ordinance that prohibit the harboring of illegal aliens and provide for the revocation of occupancy licenses." The Court's ruling permits the enforcement of the employment provisions of the