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  • Mexico says it will help people who are deported, but they often are left to make it on their own

    05/23/2018 7:44:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | May 23, 2018 | Valeria Fernández
    Halfway through the flight, the officers took off Omar Blas Olvera’s handcuffs. He asked why. They had entered Mexican territory, an immigration agent told him. It was July 26, 2017. After they landed in Mexico City, he looked out the window and saw the airport’s signs in Spanish. Just a few months earlier, Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto welcomed 135 deported men and women at Mexico City's airport. He touted Somos Mexicanos (We Are Mexican), a federal program to help repatriated nationals. “You’re not alone. Don’t feel abandoned. The doors to this house will always be open,” Mr. Peña Nieto...
  • Justice Dept. Restricts a Common Tactic of Immigration Judges

    05/18/2018 4:18:32 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 17, 2018 | Katie Benner
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a directive on Thursday that places limits on a tool commonly used by immigration judges and could put hundreds of thousands of deportation cases that are essentially closed back on federal court dockets. The move, issued in an interim decision, is unlikely to reopen all the cases. But Mr. Sessions said that immigration courts could not put such cases on indefinite hold by using a practice known as administrative closure, which temporarily removes a case from a judge’s calendar and delays a proceeding that could remove an immigrant from the country. Immigration judges “do not...
  • Migrant deportations often hit the wrong people, Merkel ally warns

    05/06/2018 7:49:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies ^ | 4 May 2018 15:31 CEST+02:00
    After a large group of migrants aggressively tried to prevent the deportation of a Togolese man this week, right-wing politicians called for mass deportations. But a senior Christian Democrat (CDU) figure said on Friday that deportations can have a bad impact on families. “Deportations often hit the wrong people — families who have lived in Germany for an eternity and who are well integrated,” Daniel Günther, the Minister-President of Schleswig-Holstein told the Funke Media Group. Günther, who is a key figure in Angela Merkel’s CDU made the comments in reaction to calls for more deportations of migrants after ugly scenes...
  • Opinion: Deportation Is A Reproductive Rights Issue

    04/20/2018 9:10:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | April 19, 2018 | by Holly Bland
    On Thursday afternoon, activist Alejandra Pablos - my friend - will stand up in court and wait for a judge to decide the fate of her freedom. Ale, as her friends call her, was taken into custody by ICE and has been detained for the last 42 days. Ale lost her green card and was put in line for deportation after a 2011 arrest and conviction on several charges including driving under the influence. She spent two years in Eloy Detention Center in Southern Arizona. This January, Ale, a dedicated reproductive justice and immigrant rights organizer, was leading chants at...
  • Supreme Court strikes down key deportation provision, with Gorsuch help

    04/17/2018 10:09:29 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 17, 2018 | staff
    Justice Neil Gorsuch provided the decisive vote Tuesday in a Supreme Court ruling striking down a key provision that made it easier to deport immigrants convicted of violent crimes, in a blow to the Trump administration. President Trump's Supreme Court pick has largely sided with the conservative members of the bench since his appointment, but sided with the liberal wing on Tuesday. The court said the part of the law in question is too vague to be enforced.
  • ICE orders Gwinnett (GA) father with medically fragile daughter to leave country

    04/13/2018 7:57:52 AM PDT · by Dacula · 32 replies
    WSB TV ^ | Apr 12, 2018 | Tony Thomas
    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - A Gwinnett County man released from Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody to help care for his medically-challenged child does not have the OK to stay. He's now being told to leave the country on his own or be picked up again. Channel 2’s Tony Thomas first brought the story to officials in March, which then the 44-year-old father was immediately released from ICE custody. The family thought he'd be able to stay and help care for his daughter, but now the family said they're being told he must leave by June 20. “If I decide I...
  • Houston woman with 5 kids fighting to stay afloat after husband's deportation

    04/13/2018 7:37:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 100 replies
    KTRK-TV ABC Local ^ | April 13, 2018
    Marcela Rivera told Eyewitness News she lives in constant fear. She's an undocumented mother of five American children whose husband, Carlos Gudiel, was just deported back to Guatemala on Wednesday. Eyewitness News obtained video of him in his home country as he was tearfully reunited with his mother. "My husband is not a criminal," Rivera said, in Spanish. Rivera said her husband did cross the border illegally twice but he doesn't have a criminal background. It may be hard for people to understand her situation, she said, but all they ever wanted was a better life. The Harris County GOP...
  • Most Wanted: Dickson man deported several times sought on federal charges

    04/10/2018 8:43:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    WKRN News 2 ^ | April 9, 2018 | By: Josh Breslow
    DICKSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) - Over the last 25 years, Hector Palma Zapien has been deported twice, but has returned to the United States illegally. The U.S. Marshals Service said Zapien was first charged with illegal entry into the country in 1995 and was deported. Six years later, in 2001, he was charged again for illegal re-entry and was removed from the country. Zapien faced the same charge of illegal re-entry in 2014. That time, federal investigators said he was also charged with being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm, conducting an unlicensed money transmitting business and currency...
  • Two Hoosier children caught in immigration dilemma after father deported, mother faces deportation

    04/10/2018 8:38:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    WRTV Indianapolis ^ | April 9, 2018 | by Rafael Sanchez
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Two Hoosier children are caught in the fight to remove people living illegally in Indiana and across the country. Their mother, Erika Fierro is a 2001 Beech Grove High School Graduate and is facing possible deportation. Their father, Jesus, was picked up for deportation last week while he was on his way to work. Jesus had entered the country illegally in 1988. Erika was also taken into custody but was later released. Now, she's forced to wear an electronic ankle bracelet. Erika and Jesus, have spent the past several years training prayer groups at parishes around Indianapolis -...
  • Family fears local father 'will die' if deported

    04/10/2018 8:32:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    WSB Atlanta ^ | April 9, 2018 | by Tony Thomas
    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - A Metro Atlanta family says their loved one is in Immigration detention and will be deported this week. They say that's almost a certain death sentence for the 48-year-old, who suffers from severe heart problems. It appears to be a hard example of this country's toughening stance on immigration, and one family’s heartache. Records show Miguel Angel Fuentes-Villatoro was charged with driving without a license in 2015. He'd previously been caught trying to come over the border without papers. He’s had three surgeries on his heart and wears a pacemaker. His daughter says he has already...
  • Ann Arbor teen living with deported parents in Mexico faces dilemma

    04/09/2018 11:18:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 61 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | April 9, 2018 | By Ryan Stanton
    ANN ARBOR, MI - It's been eight months since Lourdes Salazar Bautista and her U.S.-citizen children boarded a plane to Mexico, leaving behind their home and lives in Ann Arbor. Fourteen-year-old Bryan and 16-year-old Lourdes, who goes by Lulu, were born here and never knew another home outside Ann Arbor until last August when their mother was deported, joining their father who was deported to Mexico several years earlier. They're now adjusting to a new life in Toluca, Mexico, where the governor of the state of Mexico helped the family buy a house last year. But Lulu misses her old...
  • DOJ: Caravan Border-Crossers Have 88% Chance of Evading Deportation by Claiming ‘Credible Fear’

    04/04/2018 10:51:53 AM PDT · by ethom · 46 replies
    Breirbqrt ^ | Apr 3 2018
    Border-crossers entering the United States illegally have an 88 percent chance of evading immediate deportation by claiming “credible fear” in their native country, the Department of Justice (DOJ) analysis reveals. The issue of the country’s loose asylum laws — where foreign nationals can claim that they are fearing for their lives in their native country and be released into the U.S. until their day in court — has sparked debate, as a caravan of 1,500 Central American asylum-seekers are headed for the southern border. In 88 percent of cases, foreign nationals seeking asylum in the U.S. evade immediate deportation after...
  • New Quotas for Immigration Judges as Trump Administration Seeks Faster Deportations

    04/02/2018 1:29:27 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 31 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/02/2018 | Laura Meckler
    The Justice Department has notified immigration judges that it will begin evaluating their job performance based on how quickly they close cases, setting quotas for the first time. The new rules, laid out in a message sent Friday to immigration judges, aim to speed up the handling of cases and reduce the significant backlog in the immigration courts. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other Justice Department officials say the backlog at the immigration courts delays the processing of individuals subject to removal from the U.S.
  • Netanyahu makes late night u-turn on deal for African asylum seekers in Israel

    04/03/2018 4:24:25 AM PDT · by granada · 16 replies
    the Telegraph UK ^ | 2 April, 2018 | Raf Sanchez
    Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, announced yesterday he had reached a deal with the UN to resettle thousands of African asylum seekers only to u-turn within hours after a rebellion by his own ministers. The Israeli leader said on Monday afternoon that he had struck an international agreement under which around half of the 40,000 asylum seekers in Israel would be sent to Western countries like Canada, Germany and Italy. Under the terms of the deal, the Israeli government agreed to let the other half stay in the country and to scrap controversial plans to deport them to other...
  • Thousands of deportations fail due to lack of papers [Germany]

    04/01/2018 11:43:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04.02.2018 | Peter Hille
    Last year there were 65,000 people whose lack of travel documents prevented them being deported from Germany. Now, though, people who don’t cooperate in obtaining a new passport will be punished. In 2014, John O. (not his real name) received a letter informing him that his application for asylum had been rejected. John O., then 41, is from Nigeria. At that point, he had already been living in Germany for three years. The immigration authority wants to deport John O. — but it can’t, because he has no passport. He says it was stolen. There’s no way of sending someone...
  • 'Nothing for us here': Deported Guatemalans plan to return to U.S.

    03/29/2018 10:33:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    NBC "News' ^ | March 29, 2018 | by María Martin
    Outside a low, white stucco building operated by the Guatemalan Air Force, a few people wait for “el vuelo de los deportados” — the flight of the deportees. Each plane that lands brings 75 to 130 Guatemalans, in handcuffs, back to their home country after being deported from the U.S. Since the end of 2017, the number of flights have been increasing, according to Carlos López, administrator of the migrant aid organization Casa del Migrante, based in Guatemala City. "In recent months, there have been two or three flights every day," López said recently as he waited for a plane...
  • 'Violent deportee' ID'd after escaping ICE custody at JFK airport

    03/28/2018 2:17:35 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 25 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 3/28/18 | Benjamin Brown
    Authorities identified the “violent deportee” who remained on the loose Wednesday after escaping immigration custody hours before at New York City’s John F. Kennedy Airport. Mohamadou Lamine Mbacke, 31, from Senegal, reportedly fled authorities at the airport while going through security. He was at the airport for deportation, expected to board a flight back to his home country. “Mbacke entered the country lawfully in 2005 before violating the terms of his status. He was ordered deported in September 2015 by an immigration judge,” U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a Wednesday statement. “Mbacke has previous criminal convictions for multiple...
  • Hackensack schools take steps to protect undocumented students from immigration enforcement

    03/28/2018 2:05:47 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies ^ | March 28, 2018 | by Rodrigo Torrejon
    HACKENSACK — To protect undocumented students and their families, city school officials will protect information regarding students' immigration status and deny immigration agents entry to schools unless the federal officers have a warrant. The Access to Education, Student Privacy and Immigration Enforcement policy was unanimously approved Monday by the school board. The regulations prevent employees from requesting information that identifies students' immigration status or makes it easier to detain undocumented immigrants, such as birth certificates and driver's licenses. Public schools are already prohibited from requiring students to divulge their immigration status and are listed as "sensitive locations," or places where...
  • A Democrat 2020 Issue? Let's Abolish ICE

    03/21/2018 11:20:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | March 21, 2018 | Matt Vespa,
    We’re a nation of laws. We have federal immigration laws for a reason. The days of Ellis Island and Vito Corleone’s story are over. This is about ensuring people who come here arrive legally. It’s to make sure terrorists don’t have an open door into America. There is nothing racist about enforcing exiting immigration laws, but this is problematic for Democrats. Part of it is the party’s aversion to white people. Another aspect is that Democrats see millions in untapped voter potential with all the illegals that are here. They want open borders. They don’t want enforcement, and they certainly...
  • Mass Deporting of Dreamers and Other "Illegals" Would Help No One and Hurt Everybody

    03/20/2018 3:55:10 PM PDT · by kathsua · 97 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | March 20, 2018J | Reasonmclucus
    Mass deportations of Dreamers and other illegal immigrants would be irrational because it would involve substantial economic cost without providing any economic benefit. The closest thing to a benefit the action would provide is that it would provide some happiness to those psychological misfits who are obsessed with obeying laws regardless of the consequences. "Illegal" immigrants are fully integrated in the economy, The economy is partly dependent on their spending. If an epidemic or a military attack were to kill 10, million Americans the economic impact could be devastating. The deportation of a similar number of people would have the...