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Another Same Sex Spouse Faces Deportation due to Defense of Marriage Act Published: Jan 13, 2012 The love story began in April 1990 at a birthday party, which the couple describes as "love at first sight." One worked at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, the other a university student. This first meeting turned into a whirlwind romance spanning decades and two continents. The couple ultimate wed in California in 2008, and now have
Obama Administration Considering Pre-Adjudication of Hardship Waivers Prior to Departure Published: Jan 6, 2012 The New York Times has reported that the Obama administration is considering implementing a new policy that will provide for the pre-adjudication of hardship waivers for undocumented individuals inside the United States that are married to United States citizens. The details of the policy change have not been reported at this time, so I don't want to go
USCIS to Propose Changing the Process for Certain Waivers Published: Jan 6, 2012 Introduction On Jan. 6, 2012, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) posted a notice of intent in the Federal Register outlining its plan to reduce the time that U.S. citizens are separated from their spouses and children under certain circumstances while those family members go through the process of becoming legal immigrants to the United
Obama Administration Deports a 14-Year-Old U.S. Citizen Runaway Published: Jan 5, 2012 It has been reported that the Obama administration deported 14-year-old United States citizen runaway Jakadrien Turner to Columbia last April. Jakadrien doesn't speak Spanish. Image courtesy of Facebook. Jakadrien ran away from home in late 2010 when her parents were going thorugh a divorce. She was picked up by Houston Police who turned her over to ICE
TRAC Report: Only 8.3% of all Pending Deportation Cases Involve Criminal Aliens Published: Dec 30, 2011 Syracuse University's TRAC Immigration has issued another report finding that only 8.3% of all pending deportation proceedings involve immigrants with criminal convictions. TRAC also reports that by the end of September 2011, the number of pending deportation cases has reached record levels. There are now 297,551 pending deportation cases nationwide, and
2012: The Road to Immigration Nowhere Published: Dec 29, 2011 I’m sorry but I need to vent. I just read a blog by a former President of AILA and it got my dander up. The question posed was what can we expect in the world of immigration in 2012? The short answer: absolutely nothing. As was pointed out, next year is an election year, and the Democrats are scrambling to keep both the Senate, and the White House. It isn't
College Sports Star's Race against Deportation Published: Dec 28, 2011 ESPN has reported that Ayded Reyes, a star Pacific Coast Conference cross-country athlete, is currently scheduled to appear before an immigration judge in March 2012, to determine whether she will be deported to Mexico. She came to the United States as a two-year-old, and doesn't know a single person in all of Mexico. Reyes, the top ranked women's junior
District Judge Blocks Portions of South Carolina Immigration Law Published: Dec 23, 2011 U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel has blocked portions of the South Carolina immigration law that requires law enforcement officials to confirm the immigration status of any individual believed to be in violation of U.S. immigration law. Judge Gergel further blocked provisions of the law that criminalize the act of harboring or transporting undocumented