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Supreme Court to rule soon on immigration Published: Jun 11, 2012 "The outcome of the Supreme Court decision will address "what power the states are going to have in the future on immigration enforcement," Kevin Johnson, dean of the UC Davis Law School, told Hotsheet. Although the Supreme Court's decision will only rule on Arizona's law, it will give states like Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina that have passed
Deportations Continue Despite U.S. Review of Backlog Published: Jun 10, 2012 "Under the review of more than 411,000 deportation cases, the first of its kind, fewer than 2 percent have been closed so far. The numbers fall far short of expectations raised among immigrants, including many Latinos, when top administration officials announced they would comb through backlogged court dockets to close cases where the immigrants had strong
DREAM Act Protesters Go On Hunger Strike, Close Obama's Denver Campaign Office Published: Jun 8, 2012 "On Tuesday, two undocumented immigrant students occupied President Barack Obama's Denver campaign office and began a hunger strike. Now on day 3 of their demonstration, the protesters have closed down the office to visitors and volunteers and hope that their actions will force Obama to sign an executive order enacting the DREAM Act. The Associated Press
Lies and Immigration Published: Jun 7, 2012 "As an immigration attorney, I'm rather skeptical of any partisan claims to sanctity. Democrats are as political as the GOP when it comes to doing for the 'undocumented.' Yes, Republicans have a tendency to put their feet in their mouths more obviously, as when Mitt Romney made that really stupid comment about immigrants self-deporting. (The government, up
D.C. Council votes to limit reach of federal effort aimed at illegal immigration Published: Jun 6, 2012 "The program, Secure Communities, requires that arrestee fingerprints collected by local governments be shared with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement so the federal government can identify illegal immigrants and potentially move to detain or deport them. All other localities in the metropolitan area have been participating. But the D.C. Council on
Deportation review begins in Bay Area immigration court Published: Jun 5, 2012 "The San Francisco immigration court partially closed Monday morning as a team of federal lawyers pored over thousands of backlogged Bay Area deportation cases to close those deemed low priority. The two-week review in one of the nation's busiest immigration courts will relieve some Bay Area residents who are here illegally but have strong community ties
Man in immigration custody dies in Calif. hospital Published: Jun 5, 2012 "Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Tuesday that 31-year-old Juan Pablo Flores-Segura was rushed to a hospital a week ago after he collapsed at an immigration processing facility in San Bernardino. Immigration officials say Flores had been transferred to the facility four hours earlier from the San Bernardino County jail, where he had been held since
On Immigration Reform Mr. Obama talks a lot but has done far too little Published: Jun 4, 2012 "President Obama has been an overachiever on immigration enforcement, far outpacing his predecessor, George W. Bush, in swiftly racking up a million deportations. But on the other crucial part of reform — getting undocumented immigrants right with the law — Mr. Obama talks a lot but has done far too little." Click here for more of this US immigration news