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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,
Bollywood Movie Star Detained for over two hours US Immigration Officials Published: Apr 13, 2012 It has been reported that yesterday Bolywood star Shah Rukh Khan was detained and held for over two hours by U.S. immigration officials. He arrived in New York from India by private jet for the purpose of addressing students at Yale University. According to Wikipedia, Khan is commonly referred to as the "King of Bollywood." He has been credited with
The Unconsidered Alternative to Deportation Published: Apr 11, 2012 The question has been posed whether President Obama really has done everything legally possible to put an end to the destruction of hundreds of thousands of families through deportation. I, and many others, do not believe that he and his party have the political will to address comprehensive reform in a meaningful way. Not in his first term. Not in his
USCIS to Propose Changing the Process for Certain Waivers Published: Apr 11, 2012 Update: I-601 Provisional Waiver Is Not in Effect. To learn more, read this alert. Introduction On Jan. 6, 2012, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) posted a notice of intent in the Federal Register outlining its plan to reduce the time that U.S. citizens are separated from their spouses and children under certain circumstances while those
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fl - D) Backs Corrections Corporation of America over Her Constituents Published: Apr 9, 2012 Over the weekend I stumbled upon a blog posted on MyCuentame.org, which I found to be particularly telling. It appears that Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fl. - D) has endorsed Correction Corporation of America's (CCA) plan to build the largest immigration detention center in the United States. For those of you who don't know, CCA is a private corporation
When Real Life Meets Art: The Continued Enforcement of DOMA in the Immigration Context Published: Apr 6, 2012 I was just introduced to a new film starting Jamie Lynn Sigler of Sopranos and Entourage fame that tackles the subject of the continued enforcement of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in the immigration context. Here is a summary of the film: Jack Edwards is a British gay man living in New York. After his brother gets killed in a brutal car crash Jack