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Morton Memo II: Deferred Action Promised to DREAMers Published: Jun 15, 2012 By now you've probably heard about the big announcement coming from the Obama administration that they intend to exercise prosecutorial discretion on behalf of DREAMers. The most recent memorandum is dated today (June 15, 2012), and can be read in its entirety here. Here are the criteria for consideration: The individual must have: • Come to the United
Another Death in Immigration Detention Published: Jun 7, 2012 It has been reported that Juan Pablo Flores-Segura, a 31-year-old citizen of Mexico, died a mere hours after being taken into immigration custody and transferred to an "immigration processing center" in Southern California. The possible cause of death is a brain hemorrhage. According to WebMd.com the most common cause for a brain hemorrhage for individuals
Obama Administration Increasing Deportation Agents by 25% Published: May 30, 2012 It has been reported that the Obama administration is increasing the number of deportation agents by a staggering 25% in furtherance of the aggressive goal to deport as many people as humanly possible before the end of President Obama's first term in office. Obama already holds the all-time deportation record for a sitting President, but like Barry Bonds
ACLU of Georgia Charges Obama Administration with Serious Violations of Immigrant Detainees’ Human and Constitutional Rights Published: May 18, 2012 The ACLU of Georgia has released a 182 page report charging the Obama administration with serious human and constitutional rights violations in immigration detention facilities in the State of Georgia. The report "Prisoners of Profit" is dedicated to the memory of Roberto Medina Martinez (1969-2009) and all immigrants who have perished in the custody of
Alabama Immigration Law Amended with New Requirement: The Scarlet Letter 'I' for 'Illegal' Published: May 17, 2012 Both Alabama's House and Senate passed amendments to the State immigration law yesterday to include a requirement to publish the names of undocumented immigrants that appear in court for violations of Alabama State law, even if criminal charges are ultimately dismissed. They might as well have imposed the requirement for immigrants to wear the scarlet
AAO Precedent Decision on P-3 Visas Published: May 17, 2012 The Administrative Appeals of Office (AAO) of USCIS has just issued a new, precedent decision on P-3 Nonimmigrant Visa Petitions, examining for the first time what the term "culturally unique" means. P-3 status may be granted to nonimmigrant artists or entertainers, either individually or as a group, who are coming to the United States to develop,
Congressmen and DREAMers File Lawsuit Challenging Constitutionality of Senate Filibuster Published: May 16, 2012 A lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia challenging the constitutionality of Senate rules that require 60 votes on motions to proceed with or close debate on proposed amendments, because they are inconsistent with majority rule. This is commonly referred to as a filibuster, and it is the procedure that
McCain: Romney knows "Self-Deportation" is not 'the entire answer' Published: May 15, 2012 Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) believes that Mitt Romney is “solidly in favor of immigration reform,” and that Romney is aware that "self-deportation" is not the entire answer. McCain stated the following: “ knows that there are 12 million people who are in this country illegally. He knows you have to address it. He has also stated, recently, and I’m happy to