Category Archives: Deportation

Obama Releases ICE Detainees

While Republicans hold the budget hostage, Obama wisely cuts expenses by releasing immigrants detained by ICE. Make no mistake, this move shows how committed Obama is to immigration reform. Obama intends to end our reality of so many immigrants being detained, deported and separated from their families. Obama holds the trump cards because Homeland Security […]

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Narrowing Protection for Non Citizens Who Receive Poor Legal Advice

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In 2010 the Supreme Court of the United States held that a criminal defense attorney must advise noncitizen clients about the risks of deportation if they accept a plea bargain.Thus, a noncitizen who relies on the advise of their Attorney, are not unfairly held accountable for their Attorneys’ mistakes. This decision was made after the Padilla […]

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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer wanted to opt out of the Medicaid expansion – until she realized it could give better medical care to Immigrants!

  Arizona continues its war on immigrants by entangling Medicaid with its immigration fight. Officials from Arizona realized and explained in a set of memos that “If Arizona does not expand[MediCaid], for poor Arizonans below (the federal poverty line), only legal immigrants, but not citizens, would be eligible for subsidies,”. Is the Governor this mean to immigrants […]

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I am a Kid without a Dad

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On Monday January 14, 2013 a family fell victim to an ICE raid. Edi Arma was arrested by ICE agents on that Monday morning as he was preparing to take his kids to school. Edi’s 11 year old son witnessed the whole thing. As he was reaching to give his father a hug good-bye ICE […]

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The posturing continues, but how close are we to an agreement?

Marco Rubio continues his fight to steer Republicans towards a softer stance on immigration – he does want to be President. http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/07/15755551-in-lame-duck-session-positioning-begins-for-immigration-debate-in-2013?lite

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Arizona Faces Lawsuit over DACA Driver’s License Policy

Arizona continues to deny rights to immigrants, in direct opposition to the Federal government’s effort to give more rights.  Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer issued an executive order making DACA recipients ineligible for all public benefits – including a driver’s license. http://immigrationimpact.com/2012/11/29/arizona-faces-lawsuit-over-daca-drivers-license-policy/

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Former President Bush declares, “Not only do immigrants help build our economy, they invigorate our soul.”

Former President W. Bush has called upon lawmakers, especially Republicans, to move beyond the rhetoric of division and embrace immigration reform. Bush did push for immigration reform before he left office, but was blocked right-wing forces in his own party. That same right-wing of the Republican party pushed Mitt Romney to the Republican party nomination […]

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