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DREAMer Amelio Flores Facing Deportation for Being Brown Published: May 4, 2012 I just receieved the following email from DREAMer Amelio Flores, a victim of racial profiling, who is currently facing deportation. I felt compelled to post it here in the hope that people will take action by signing his petition asking the Obama administration to exercise prosecutorial discretion in his favor. "My world turned upside down the day after I
Illinois House of Representatives to Vote on Bill to Block Privately Run Immigration Jails Published: May 3, 2012 In a 7-4 vote, the Executive Committee of the Illinois House of Representatives has advanced Bill SB 1064 to a floor vote. The Bill seeks to block construction of a privately run immigration detention center located south of Chicago, as well as prohibit private firms from running detention centers in Illinois. In Illinois, the management of the criminal
Immigration Prosecutions Increase by 26% in January 2012 Published: May 2, 2012 Syracuse's TRAC Immigration has determined that in January 2012 there was a 26% increase in criminal prosecutions for immigration-related crimes, and a 33% increase in convictions from the previous month. They found that the substantial growth of immigration-related criminal prosecutions is attributed to an increase of filings in U.S. Magistrate
Supreme Court to Revisit Ruling in Padilla v. Kentucky to Determine if it Applies Retroactively Published: May 1, 2012 The United States Supreme Court has granted cert in a case for the purpose of clarifying whether the Court's previous decision in Padilla v. Kentucky applies retroactively to persons whose convictions became final before its announcement. Click here to read the Petition for Writ of Certiorari. The Court in Padilla ruled that criminal defendants receive
Liberal Justices May Side with Conservative Bloc on Arizona Immigration Law Published: Apr 26, 2012 The Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday about the constitutionality of Arizona's immigration law (SB 1070). Justice Reports indicated that the Court will limit its review to issues relating to state-versus-federal power, not questions about potential civil rights violations. Justice Kagan reused herself, which could potentially result in a
TRAC Report: Lack of Transparency in Prosecutorial Discretion Initiative Published: Apr 23, 2012 More from the desk of the most transparent administration in U.S. history. On April 12, 2012, Syracuse University's TRAC Immigration received a letter from Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) top FOIA Officer, Catrina M. Pavlik-Keenan, stating that ICE "cannot reliably identify" cases it has filed or has pending before the Immigration Courts. As a
TRAC Report: Nationwide only 2,609 cases closed via Prosecutorial Discretion Published: Apr 20, 2012 Once again TRAC has done the heavy lifting by putting together an interactive chart identifying by Court how many cases have been closed due to a favorable exercise of prosecutorial discretion as a result of the Morton memo. There are a total of 298,173 deportation cases nationwide that are currently backlogged. Of them, the Obama administration has moved
Report: The Growing Human Rights Crisis Along Washington’s Northern Border Published: Apr 19, 2012 One America has issued a report documenting the patterns of practices implemented by the U.S. Border Patrol on the northern border in the State of Washington. The following findings are from the executive summary: Border Patrol engages in systematic profiling of religious and ethnic minorities. Collaboration between Border Patrol and other agencies,