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Obama Administration Still Enforcing Defense of Marriage Act in Immigration Context Published: Dec 21, 2011 United States Citizen Frances Herbert and her spouse, Japanese-born Takako Ueda, just learned that the Obama administration will not recognize their marriage for immigration purposes, which may result in Ueda's deportation from the country. The couple were legally married in Vermont on April 26, 2011. The immigrant petition that Herbert filed on
District Judge Grants Class-Action Status to Mentally Incompetent Immigrant Detainees in Immigration Court Published: Dec 21, 2011 The Washington Post reports that United States District Judge Dolly M. Glee has granted class-action status to mentally disabled immigrant detainees in California, Washington, and Arizona that do not have legal representation before the immigration court, and that have been deemed mentally incompetent to represent themselves. The decision was rendered
DOJ to Arpaio: the Feds are the only ones allowed to violate the civil rights of immigrants Published: Dec 16, 2011 Yesterday, Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez spoke at the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) to announce that the Department of Justice (DOJ) had concluded their civil rights investigation of the office, finding that MCSO has engaged in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional policing in violation of the 4th and 14th amendments, and Title VI
U.S. Citizen Antonio Montejano Detained by ICE for Days Published: Dec 15, 2011 United States citizen Antonio Montejano was detained by Immigration and Customs enforcement for days even though he is a United States citizen and they had literally no legally authority to hold him for even one second. To this end, ICE Director John Morton has acknowledged: "We don't have the power to detain citizens." To quote Mel Brooks: "Badges? We
Report: Obama administration breaks 2009 promise by failing to address the human rights crisis in immigration detention facilities Published: Dec 15, 2011 The Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) and the Midwest Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR) have issued a report that reveals that the Obama administration has broken their 2009 promise by failing to sufficiently address the human rights crisis that is occurring in immigration detention facilities across the nation. The report is
NY Times Report: "Growing Number" of American Citizens being Detained by the Obama Administration's "Immigration Crackdown" Published: Dec 14, 2011 Julia Preston of the New York Times reports that the Obama administration is detaining an increasing number of United States citizens as "illegal immigrants" as a result of "flawed information" from Department of Homeland Security (DHS) databases. The databases instruct local police to hold the individual for investigation for possible deportation. The
Obama administration is not doing enough to protect immigrant detainees from sexual assaults in immigration detention centers Published: Dec 14, 2011 NPR Reports that the Obama administration is not doing enough to protect immigrant detainees from sexual assaults in immigration detention centers, and is actually seeking an exemption from a new rule that seeks to protect against prison rape because they don't want to be told what to do. The new rule, the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), was
Supreme Court to weigh in on Arizona immigration battle - Kagan Recuses Herself Published: Dec 13, 2011 The Arizona State Attorney General received an early Christmas present yesterday. The United States Supreme Court agreed to review the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision relating to four provisions of the highly controversial Arizona immigration law known as S.B. 1070. The four enjoined provisions direct state law-enforcement officers to cooperate and