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Federal Judge to Rule on Constitutionality of Utah's Immigration Law Published: Feb 17, 2012 The Associated Press reports that U.S. District Court Judge Clark Waddoups has scheduled arguments today (Friday) to determine the constitutionality of Utah's immigration enforcement law that was signed by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert last March. The law requires police officers to verify the immigration status of individuals arrested in Utah for serious crimes.
Obama's Proposed Immigration Enforcement Agenda is Business as Usual Published: Feb 15, 2012 President Obama's proposed FY2013 budget includes a very modest (0.5%) reduction of funds dedicated to immigration enforcement, or $191 million fewer dollars to spread around. Here is what is proposed: Continuing current enforcement priorities against undocumented immigrants; Maintaining the number of Customs and Border Protection officers (21,186) and
Obama Administration to Investigate Findings of Sexual Abuse at Immigration Detention Centers Published: Feb 7, 2012 It has been reported that it took inquiries from 30 members of Congress for the Obama administration to be shamed into acknowledging reports of sexual abuse of immigrant detainees. The administration's response: they are going to launch an investigation. With all due respect, there has already been an investigation that found more than 170 allegations of
Congressman Gutierrez Responds to my Open Letter Published: Feb 3, 2012 I just received the following response to my open letter to Congressman Gutierrez, and have been asked to post it here. "This is very helpful. I was pushing back on the critics of President Obama and the GOP critics of the DREAM Act in Miami on the day of the Florida primary and I went too far. I think we have made great strides with prosecutorial
Dear Congressman Gutierrez, President Obama continues to Deport DREAMers Published: Feb 2, 2012 Yesterday I saw a clip of the esteemed Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill) speaking on Univision about the Obama administration's deportation policy as it relates to DREAM Act eligible students. Congressman Gutierrez stated the following: "You don't see any young people getting deported anymore, and when they are call me. We'll undeport you. This
Cost-Benefit Analysis of the New Alabama Immigration Law Published: Feb 1, 2012 Samuel Addy, Ph.D. of the University of Alabama's Center for Business and Economic Research, Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration, has conducted a study analyzing the cost-benefit of the Alabama immigration law. Here is a summary of the findings: • This report presents an initial cost-benefit analysis of HB56, the new Alabama
BIA: Immigration Judges May Administratively Close Deportation Cases without Government Approval Published: Feb 1, 2012 The Board of Immigration Appeals has rendered a decision that empowers Immigration Judges to administratively close removal proceedings when the Department does not consent to administrative closure. See Matter of Bavakan AVETISYAN, 25 I&N Dec. 688 (BIA 2012). The case involves a woman who is a native and citizen of Armenia. She is married to a
4th Circuit Rejects CIMT Test Published: Jan 31, 2012 Yesterday, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals joined the 3rd, 8th, and 11th circuits in rejecting Attorney General's decision in Matter of Silva-Trevino, 24 I & N Dec. 687, 688-90 (A.G. 2008). See Prudencio v. Holder, Jan. 30, 2012. The 4th rejected the three-step procedural framework for determining whether a particular conviction is a crime involving