Court Officers Can’t Hold People Solely Under ICE Detainers, Massachusetts Justices Rule

By JESS BIDGOOD JULY 24, 2017 BOSTON — The highest state court in Massachusetts ruled on Monday that court officers do not have the authority, under state law, to hold people in custody based solely on the requests from federal immigration authorities known as civil detainers....

U.S. Judge Halts Deportation of Iraqi Immigrants

By Dan Levine  July 11, 2017 (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Tuesday ruled that the government cannot immediately deport nearly 200 Iraqi immigrants arrested last month who argued they would face persecution if they were removed from the country. U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith in...

Judge: Reinstate Jessica Colotl’s reprieve from deportation

Jeremy Redmon June 12, 2017 A federal judge in Atlanta has ordered the government to reinstate a temporary reprieve from deportation for Jessica Colotl, a Norcross woman whose 2010 arrest in Georgia reignited the contentious national debate over illegal immigration. In the...

Face of ‘Dreamers’ takes deportation fight to court

By Catherine E. Shoichet and Tristan Smith Atlanta (CNN) Jessica Colotl became a poster child for immigrant rights activists when a traffic violation on her college campus landed her behind bars. Her battle to fight deportation after her 2010 arrest made her a face of the...

If We Are Deported, Who Benefits?

By Jessica Colotl June 08, 2017 Until a few weeks ago, I was working as a paralegal at an immigration law firm in a suburb of Atlanta. I was saving money for law school and hoped to practice as an immigration attorney. Then, my world came crashing down: I was told that the U.S....

Deported After 20 Years in the U.S., Roberto Beristain Struggles to Adjust to Unfamiliar Homeland

MEXICO CITY—After 20 years building what he and his family describe as a classic small-town American life, Roberto Beristain is back in the working-class neighborhood of the Mexican capital where he grew up, a stranger in a land that is no longer his own. The open fields he knew...

Trump tells ‘dreamers’ to rest easy, targets criminals

WASHINGTON — Young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now in the country illegally can “rest easy,” President Donald Trump says, telling the “dreamers” they will not be targets for deportation under his immigration policies. Trump, in an interview Friday with The...

Trump increases deportations of formerly protected DREAMers

Alan Gomez, USA TODAY The Trump administration has stepped up the deportation of undocumented immigrants who had come to the United States as children and lost their protected status, which had allowed them to stay, federal data provided to USA TODAY shows. Both the Obama and...

ICE nabs young ‘dreamer’ applicant after she speaks out at a news conference

About two weeks ago, Daniela Vargas hid in the bedroom closet of her Jackson, Miss., home after watching immigration officials handcuff her father in the family’s driveway. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents detained the 22-year-old’s father and brother, Argentines who...

Immigration Agents Discover New Freedom to Deport Under Trump

By NICHOLAS KULISH, CAITLIN DICKERSON and RON NIXON In Virginia, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents waited outside a church shelter where undocumented immigrants had gone to stay warm. In Texas and in Colorado, agents went into courthouses, looking for foreigners who had...
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