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Big Win? Senate Immigration Bill May Let Some Deportees Return

Big Win? Senate Immigration Bill May Let Some Deportees Return

by Seth Freed Wessler on April 15 2013, 5:32PM

In a huge, unexpected victory, sources familiar with the soon-to-be-released Senate immigration reform bill say it may allow some deportees to return to their families in the U.S.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Felipe Montes Departs the United States for Mexico, With His Children

Felipe Montes Departs the United States for Mexico, With His Children

by Seth Freed Wessler on March 22 2013, 12:24PM

After two years of separation, a deported father took his children to Mexico today.

Topics: /NOW

Deported Father Who Returned To U.S. Makes Final Plea To Remain

Deported Father Who Returned To U.S. Makes Final Plea To Remain

by Seth Freed Wessler on March 21 2013, 8:57AM

Felipe Montes, who lost his kids to foster care when he was deported, is now asking ICE for permission to stay in the U.S.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Rep. Gutierrez: Stop Deporting Parents as Reform Debate Unfolds

Rep. Gutierrez: Stop Deporting Parents as Reform Debate Unfolds

by Seth Freed Wessler on December 18 2012, 9:55AM

After new data reveals rapid pace of parental deportation, key congressional leader and advocates pressure President Obama to broaden his DREAM Act order.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, Felipe Montes

Nearly 205K Deportations of Parents of U.S. Citizens in Just Over Two Years

Nearly 205K Deportations of Parents of U.S. Citizens in Just Over Two Years

by Seth Freed Wessler on December 17 2012, 9:45AM

New data obtained by Colorlines.com shows the disturbing pace of parental deportation has not changed, despite ICE vow to use greater “discretion.”

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, Felipe Montes

Primary Data: Deportations of Parents of U.S. Citizen Kids

by Seth Freed Wessler on December 17 2012, 9:30AM

The full data set on parental deportations, obtained from Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Topics: Immigration

A Deported Father Wins a Long, Painful Fight to Keep His Kids

A Deported Father Wins a Long, Painful Fight to Keep His Kids

by Seth Freed Wessler on November 28 2012, 9:53AM

Felipe Montes’s story drew national attention and rare federal intervention not because it is unique, but because it is increasingly common.

Topics: Immigration, Felipe Montes

Deported Father Granted More Time To Fight For His Kids

Deported Father Granted More Time To Fight For His Kids

by Seth Freed Wessler on October 26 2012, 11:21AM

Felipe Montes has been granted an extension to his humanitarian parole.

Topics: /NOW, Felipe Montes

Univision Anchor Cites Colorlines.com Deportation Investigation to Obama

Univision Anchor Cites Colorlines.com Deportation Investigation to Obama

by Jorge Rivas on September 21 2012, 1:51PM

Univision anchor Maria Elena Salinas cited a Colorlines.com investigation that found there is an estimated 5,100 children in foster care who face barriers to family reunification because their mother or father is in detention or has been deported.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Deported Dad's Parental Rights Hearing is Postponed

Deported Dad’s Parental Rights Hearing is Postponed

by Seth Freed Wessler on August 10 2012, 1:56PM

Felipe Montes has been fighting for 21 months to regain custody of his three children.

Topics: /NOW, Felipe Montes

How the 'Best Interest' Bias of Family Court Threatens Immigrant Parents

How the ‘Best Interest’ Bias of Family Court Threatens Immigrant Parents

by Seth Freed Wessler on August 8 2012, 9:27AM

As recent news shows, determining what’s in a kid’s best interest is far from an objective standard. It’s easily swayed by biases about poor people, about undocumented people, about people of color.

Topics: Immigration, Felipe Montes

Deported Father Returns to Fight For His Children in Exceptional Case

Deported Father Returns to Fight For His Children in Exceptional Case

by Seth Freed Wessler on August 3 2012, 9:57AM

Felipe Montes is one of thousands of deported or detained parents fighting to keep custody of their U.S. citizen children. He has won a rare chance at the due process child courts grant everyone else.

Topics: Immigration, Felipe Montes

Deported Dad Wins Rare 'Parole' to Re-Enter Country for Custody Hearing

Deported Dad Wins Rare ‘Parole’ to Re-Enter Country for Custody Hearing

by Seth Freed Wessler on August 2 2012, 2:22PM

The highly unusual reprieve from ICE follows intense public scrutiny of Felipe Montes’ case since Colorlines.com broke the story of his family’s separation.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Felipe Montes

Judge Terminates Detained Mom's Rights, Allows Missouri Couple to Adopt

Judge Terminates Detained Mom’s Rights, Allows Missouri Couple to Adopt

by Jorge Rivas on July 18 2012, 1:18PM

On Wednesday a Missouri juvenile court judge terminated a Guatemalan woman’s rights to her 5-year-son because they believe she abandoned her child when she was imprisoned after a 2007 immigration sting at a poultry processing plant.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

House Bill Would Keep Kids of Deported Parents With Families

House Bill Would Keep Kids of Deported Parents With Families

by Jorge Rivas on July 13 2012, 5:08PM

The “Help Separated Families Act of 2012” intends to keep children of detained or deported parents united with their families.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Most immigrants Sent Back to Mexico Detained at Work or Home, Border Apprehensions Decline

by Jorge Rivas on May 21 2012, 5:18PM

While the number of people crossing from Mexico into the United States has fallen to 40 year lows, the rates of deportation have reached historic highs.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Seth Wessler Acceptance Speech: 2012 Hillman Prize for Web Journalism [VIDEO]

by Rebekah Spicuglia on May 15 2012, 1:38PM

Colorlines reporter Seth Freed Wessler was awarded the prestigious Hillman Prize for his work on Shattered Families investigation, which found at least 5,000 U.S. citizen children are in the foster care system today due to the detainment or deportation of…

Topics: Colorlines Press, Media

Idaho Supreme Court Reunites Family Torn Apart By Deportation

by Seth Freed Wessler on May 8 2012, 1:03PM

Justice Daniel Eismann wrote that a lower court’s finding that the father had willfully abandoned his daughter and failed to maintain contact with his child is “clearly erroneous. In fact, it is absurd.”

Topics: /NOW

Colorlines.com’s Seth Freed Wessler Accepts 2012 Hillman Prize for Web Journalism

by Jorge Rivas on May 3 2012, 11:15AM

The Hillman Prize is a journalism awarded annually to “journalists, writers and public figures who pursue social justice and public policy for the common good.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

California Pols Move to Keep Immigrant Families Unified During Deportation

California Pols Move to Keep Immigrant Families Unified During Deportation

by Seth Freed Wessler on April 24 2012, 9:36AM

In reaction to Colorlines.com’s investigation, a state Assembly bill seeks to strengthen parents’ rights to stay in contact with children and child welfare case workers while detained.

Topics: Immigration, Felipe Montes

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