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District Court Judge Stays Removal of Five Bi-National Couples Pending Constitutional Challenge of the Defense of Marriage Act Published: Jul 31, 2012 Chief U.S. District Judge Carol Bagley Amon, of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York has done what the Obama administration to date has been unwilling to do: issue a stay of removal of the immigrant spouses of five separate United States citizens in same-sex marriages. Judge Amon was nominated to the federal bench by
National Immigrant Youth Alliance Infiltrates Deportation Detention Center - Calls for Release of All Low-Priority Detainees Published: Jul 30, 2012 Taken from DREAMActivist.org: Over the course of the last month, as the National Immigrant Youth Alliance, we have been working hard to infiltrate into select detention centers around the country to see what is really happening. On June 17th, 2011, President Obama, through ICE director John Morton, issued a memorandum outlining his administration's
Shocking Video Shows More than a Dozen Border Patrol Agents Beating a Helpless Mexican Immigrant to Death Published: Jul 27, 2012 The video above documents a barbaric incident that occurred in May 2010. It reveals the vicious beating of a man that was encountered while attempting to reenter the United States without authorization so that he could be reunited with his five United States citizen children. The man, Anastasio Hernández Rojas, was 32-years-old at the time and did not
Report: In New York 87% of cases of individuals with U.S. citizen children have resulted in deportation Published: Jul 26, 2012 The New York University School of Law Immigrant Rights Clinic and Families for Freedom have released a report entitled: “Insecure Communities, Devastated Families: New Data on Immigrant Detention and Deportation Practices in New York City.” From the summary: In the wake of growing deportation programs such as the recently-activated “Secure Communities”
Latest Prosecutorial Discretion Statistics: Only 1.9% Received Favorable Exercise Published: Jul 24, 2012 TRAC has come out with the latest statistics from the Obama administration's prosecutorial discretion intiative from last year's Morton memo. Here is what they found: As of June 28, 2012 a total of 5,684 cases were closed under a special Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) program announced in August 2011. The stated goal of the program is to
Does the Obama Administration impose "illegal, cruel, and unusual punishments" on immigrants in effort to win the war on illegal immigration? Published: Jul 23, 2012 John Larson of PBS' "Need to Know" conducted a five month investigation of an alleged pattern of abuse of immigrants committed on the Southern Border by Border Patrol agents and officers. Such alleged atrocities include physical abuse, sexual assault, torture, and the denial of food, water, and medical attention. A former Border Patrol whistle-blower
Obama Administration Being Sued for Continued Enforcement of Defense of Marriage Act in the Immigration Context Published: Jul 13, 2012 Jane DeLeon has been in a relationship with Irma Rodriguez for 20 years. In 2008 the couple was married. Their relationship is as real as anyone's, but not to the Obama administration who is moving to deport Deleon for the single reason that she is not married to a man. The Obama administration denied DeLeon’s Form I-601 Application for Waiver of Grounds
Obama Administration's next target may be Sanctuary Cities Published: Jul 11, 2012 It has been reported that ICE Director John Morton has asked Attorney General Holder to take legal action against Cook County, Illinois for their failure to deliver undocumented immigrants to ICE for deportation. Cook County currently is not utilizing the Secure Communities fingerprint sharing (a.k.a. racial profiling) program. Director Morton has stated