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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
Report: Latinos Disproportionately Targeted for Deportation by the Obama Administration Published: Oct 19, 2011 The Cal Berkeley Institute on Law and Social Policy has just released a report entitled: "Secure communities by the number: An Analysis of Demographics and Due Process." The report was written by Aarti Kohli, Peter l. Markowitz, and Lisa Chavez, who were motivated to action by the million plus people that have been deported since the beginning of the
Criminal Deportations on the Decline Published: Oct 18, 2011 USA Today reports that 45% of the nearly 400,000 people deported by the Obama administration last fiscal year had no criminal records. Here is a partial breakdown of the reported types of criminal deportations last year: 1,119 homicide 5,848 sexual offenses 44,653 drug-related offenses 35,927 driving under the influence 13,028 traffic offenses Looks
BIA Decision: Third-Degree Attempted Arson in New York is an Aggravated Felony Published: Oct 17, 2011 The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) has ruled that attempted arson in the third degree in violation of NYPL §§ 110 and 150.10 is an aggravated felony under INA §101(a)(43)(E)(i), despite the fact that the statute lacks the jurisdictional element in the applicable Federal arson offense. See Matter of Robert BAUTISTA, 25 I&N Dec. 616 (BIA 2011). The
11th Circuit Rejects Attorney General Guidelines for Determining whether a Conviction is a CIMT Published: Oct 13, 2011 The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected the Attorney General's analysis in Matter of Silva-Trevino, 24 I. &N. Dec. 687 (A.G. 2008), which permits an Immigration Judge to consider evidence beyond the record of conviction to determine whether a conviction is a crime involving moral turpitude (CIMT). See Fajardo v. U.S. Att'y Gen., 10/12/11.