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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
Supreme Court: BIA’s policy for applying §212(c) in deportation cases is “arbitrary and capricious” Published: Dec 12, 2011 The United States Supreme Court rendered an immigration related decision today. The unanimous 9-0 opinion was delivered by Justice Kagan. See Judulang v. Holder, No. 10–694, December 12, 2011. The case involved the application of Section 212(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) in the deportation context. Prior to its repeal in 1996, §212(c)
Immigration Reform Congressman States that Obama Administration is not Implementing Prosecutorial Discretion Memo Published: Dec 9, 2011 It has been reported that Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill. has stated that the Obama administration is not implementing the prosecutorial discretion memo that is supposed to prioritize the deportation of immigrants with criminal conviction over individuals who are only subject to deportation for immigration violations. Congressman Gutierrez cites an example of a
Obama Administration has Favorably Exercised Prosecutorial Discretion in Only One Deportation Case involving Same Sex Spouses Published: Dec 8, 2011 The DOMA Project has reported that nationwide there has only been one case where the Obama administration has favorably exercised prosecutorial discretion in favor of an individual in a same sex marriage facing deportation. On November 30, 2001, Immigration Judge Terry Bain signed the order of dismissal. Monica Alcota, born in Argentina, received a
TRAC Report: Obama Administration Withholding Records that they are Targeting Fewer Criminals in Deportation Proceedings Published: Dec 6, 2011 Syracuse University's TRAC Immigration has done it again. They just released a report (December 5, 2011) that reveals that from July - September 2011 only 7,378 individuals or 13.8% of all individuals facing deportation have engaged in criminal activities. The proportion of alleged "criminals" deportation cases has dropped from the 16.5% during FY 2010.