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Prosecutorial Discretion Guidelines Leave Same Sex Couples (and Pretty Much Everyone Else) Out in the Cold Published: Nov 21, 2011 Last week was a busy news week. The most insignificant public relation move coming from the White House was the announcement that Thursday marked the beginning of the Obama administration's review of 300,000 pending deportation cases. The administration has issued another set of guidelines for determining what individuals will been given preferential
Obama Administration set to Deport DREAMer Jose "JB" Librojo this Saturday Published: Nov 10, 2011 The Obama administration plans to deport DREAMer Philippine born Jose “JB” Librojo this Saturday (November 12, 2011). JB came to the United States with his parents as a child. The family came here legally, but their visas were not renewed in 2005. JB has a degree in biology from San Francisco State University, has no criminal record, and has an
Russell Pearce, Author of Arizona Immigration Law, Voted off the Island Published: Nov 9, 2011 The tribe has spoken. Russell Pearce, author of Arizona's controversial S.B. 1070, has been recalled by a fellow Republican Jerry Lewis, a school administrator, not the comedian. According to the latest polls Pearce lost by about an 8% margin, despite outspending Lewis by a reported 3-1 ratio. Pearce conceded the loss Tuesday night, which is being
Report: In the first six months of 2011 the Obama Administration has Deported 46,000 Mothers and Fathers of U.S. Citizen Children Published: Nov 2, 2011 The Applied Research Center, a 30-year-old racial justice think tank that uses media, research and activism to promote solutions, has prepared a report entitled "Shattered Families" that examines the intersection of immigration enforcement and the child welfare system. The key findings of the report are as follows: There are at least 5,100 children
DOJ Sues to Block South Carolina Immigration Law Citing Conflict with Federal Enforcement of Immigration Laws Published: Nov 1, 2011 Yesterday, the Department of Justice challenged South Carolina's immigration law, Act No. 69 in federal court, requesting declaratory and injunctive relief. The DOJ argues that provisions of Act No. 69 interfere with the federal government’s authority to set and enforce immigration policy, and as such are unconstitutional. In part, provisions of Act No.
ACLU Lawsuit Claims Nearly 200 Reports of Sexual Abuse of Immigrant Detainees Since 2007 Published: Oct 24, 2011 The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas has filed a federal class-action damages lawsuit alleging that there have been more than 180 sexual abuse complaints in immigration detention centers since 2007. Three cases are highlighted in the suit. All three women claim to be assaulted by detention guards and officers on the way to the airport after being
Latinos Deported at a Higher Rate than Any other Group Published: Oct 21, 2011 Earlier in the week we found out that Latinos are being targeted for deportation at a disproportionately higher rate. Today we learn that Latinos are also being deported at a disproportionately higher rate than any other group. Par for the course. Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) has conducted a case-by-case
Napolitano: Review of 300,000 Deportation Cases to "Begin Shortly" Published: Oct 20, 2011 CNN reports that the Obama administration will soon undertake a review of the 300,000 pending deportation cases separating "high priority" criminal cases from "low priority" non criminal cases. In practice, I have seen very little if any favorable exercise of prosecutorial discretion involving "low priority" noncriminal deportation cases. The few cases