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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:
5,848 sexual offenses
44,653 drug-related offenses
35,927 driving under the influence
13,028 traffic offenses
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).