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UN Report: Obama Administration Allegedly Tortured 16 Gay and Transgender Immigrants Held in Immigration Detention Published: Mar 21, 2012 The United Nations Human Rights Counsel has issued a shocking report alleging that the Obama administration has tortured 16 gay and transgender immigrants detained in U.S. immigration detention facilities, charging direct violations of articles 7 and 12 of the Convention against Torture. The 81 page report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other
Will Former Rutgers Student Dharun Ravi Face Deportation? Published: Mar 20, 2012 I just watched the following news clip about former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi who apparently was convicted under New Jersey’s hate crimes statute for using a webcam to spy on his freshman roommate, Tyler Clementi, who allegedly committed suicide as a result. The question posed in the video is whether Ravi, who appears to be a lawful permanent
Is the Obama Administration “Cooking the Books” on Enforcement Statistics? Published: Mar 19, 2012 Former INS Special Agent Michael Cutler reports that the chair of the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, Rep Darrel Issa (R-Ca), sent a letter to DHS Secretary Napolitano asking her to address a claim that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been “cooking the books” by under-reporting the number of apprehensions on the southwest border.
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