Monthly Archives: May 2016

Family Sues Federal Agencies After Alleged Murder by Undocumented Migrant

The family of Kate Steinle, the woman who was allegedly shot and killed by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an undocumented immigrant, on a San Francisco pier last summer, has filed a lawsuit against two federal agencies and a San Francisco sheriff … Continue reading

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Louisiana Man Guilty of Defrauding Illegal Immigrants

A Louisiana man has plead guilty of defrauding illegal immigrants, based on his preying on dozens of illegal immigrants in federal detention facilities by promising them legal assistance, taking their money, and ultimately not providing them any help. The man … Continue reading

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Most Deported Immigrants This Year Caught in Atlanta

After immigration agents picked up a total of 336 undocumented immigrants earlier this year, many of them Central American teenagers who came to the US as unaccompanied minors, statistical analysis showed that over a third of the people were detained … Continue reading

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Texas Immigration Facility to House Transgender Detainees

An immigration detention facility set to open up in Texas later this year will include a special unit for housing transgender people, only the second of its kind in the federal system. The private facility under construction in Alvarado, Texas … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Eases Deportation of Offending Immigrants

The Supreme Court on Thursday enabled the deportation of immigrants who have committed state crimes. In the 5-3 ruling, Justice Elena Kagan clarified that immigrants can qualify for removal from the U.S. even if they lack an element in corresponding … Continue reading

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Montana Supreme Court Rejects Immigration Law

The en banc Montana Supreme Court has recently struck down a voter-approved provision in an immigration law which denied state services like unemployment benefits and student financial aid to illegal immigrants. The bill containing the offending provisions, HB 638, was … Continue reading

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Sanders and Clinton Decry Obama’s Planned Illegal Immigration Raids

After the recent surge in Central American immigration, the Obama administration has scheduled a wave of illegal immigration raids targeting illegal immigrant families and promising to deport them out of the country. The raids, first reported last week, are an … Continue reading

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New Immigration Bill to Ban Religious Discrimination

  A new bill unveiled Wednesday promises to ban religious discrimination in the context of immigration. The Freedom of Religion Act of 2016, presented by U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-Va.), would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act with a new … Continue reading

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Judge Denies ICE to Force Feed Immigrant Detainee

  Alaa Ismail Yasin stopped eating on April 17, arguing he should be released from a Georgia detention center. When immigration authorities tried to get permission to force feed Yasin after a 3-week hunger strike, U.S. District Court Judge Leslie … Continue reading

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Immigrant Crossings Surge: Border Patrol Agents Comment

  Two years ago, the Obama administration referred to the influx of Central American children and families coming into the U.S. as a “humanitarian crisis.” This year, border patrol agents have been apprehending immigrants claiming asylum in even larger numbers, … Continue reading

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