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Watch Arianna Huffington Tell Former Obama Adviser That Record Deportations Are a 'Tragedy'

Watch Arianna Huffington Tell Former Obama Adviser That Record Deportations Are a ‘Tragedy’

by Jorge Rivas on June 3 2013, 3:39PM

Huffington reminded the former Obama advisor that deporting someone means sending them back to a different country and separating them from their families.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

ACLU Obtains Emails That Prove ICE Officials Set Deportation Quotas

ACLU Obtains Emails That Prove ICE Officials Set Deportation Quotas

by Jorge Rivas on February 15 2013, 4:22PM

U.S. immigration officials laid out plans last year that would ratchet up expulsions of immigrants convicted of minor crimes as part of an urgent push to make sure the government would not fall short of its criminal deportation targets.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

A Painfully Ironic Day For Boy Whose Dad Awaits Deportation

A Painfully Ironic Day For Boy Whose Dad Awaits Deportation

by Jorge Rivas on January 30 2013, 9:45AM

President Obama’s landmark speech on immigration came on the same day 11-year-old José Garcia’s father was scheduled to be deported.

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

Los Angeles Sheriff Will No Longer Turn Over Low-Level Offenders to Immigration

Los Angeles Sheriff Will No Longer Turn Over Low-Level Offenders to Immigration

by Jorge Rivas on December 5 2012, 5:04PM

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca said Wednesday he will no longer honor federal requests to hold some undocumented immigrants.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

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

Funny or Die Brings You Jan Brewer's 'Self-Deportation Station'

Funny or Die Brings You Jan Brewer’s ‘Self-Deportation Station’

by Jorge Rivas on August 22 2012, 1:05PM

Actress Mary Steenburgen does such a good job at impersonating Jan Brewer that you won’t know whether to laugh or cry after watching this video.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

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

DREAMers Send Themselves to Detention, And Find So Many More DREAMers Behind Bars

DREAMers Send Themselves to Detention, And Find So Many More DREAMers Behind Bars

by Julianne Hing on August 1 2012, 6:05PM

The Obama administration refuses to follow its own deportation policies, and activists are calling the president out on it.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

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

Michelle Obama: 'We Cannot Continue to Let Families be Broken Apart'

Michelle Obama: ‘We Cannot Continue to Let Families be Broken Apart’

by Jorge Rivas on July 17 2012, 2:54PM

First lady Michelle Obama discussed a wide range of issues on Univision’s “Al Punto” this past weekend. The large part of the discussion centered around Latinos and immigration reform.

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

U.S. Citizen Wrongly Imprisoned Due to Secure Communuties Sues FBI and DHS

U.S. Citizen Wrongly Imprisoned Due to Secure Communuties Sues FBI and DHS

by Jorge Rivas on July 3 2012, 2:34PM

The lawsuit is the first litigation challenging Secure Communities.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Somehow Kelly Ripa Managed to Make a Deportation Joke While the First Lady Double Dutched

by Jorge Rivas on June 19 2012, 2:38PM

First Lady Michelle Obama went on Live! With Kelly Monday morning and she double Dutched in wide-legged pants!

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

NYT Report: 300,000 U.S. Citizen Children Follow Parents to Mexico

NYT Report: 300,000 U.S. Citizen Children Follow Parents to Mexico

by Seth Freed Wessler on June 19 2012, 9:46AM

The mass deportation of parents means that many families are left with no choice but to relocate children from their homes in U.S.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

DREAMers Welcome Obama's Immigration Shift, But Pledge Caution

DREAMers Welcome Obama’s Immigration Shift, But Pledge Caution

by Julianne Hing on June 18 2012, 9:58AM

Activists have long been accustomed to being burned by Obama.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform

A Deported Dad's Father's Day Letter to His Sons

A Deported Dad’s Father’s Day Letter to His Sons

by Seth Freed Wessler on June 15 2012, 9:01AM

After Felipe Montes was deported to Mexico, his three sons were taken away by North Carolina’s foster care system. Here’s his heartfelt letter to his boys.

Topics: Immigration

‘TRUST Act’ Legislation to Reform ‘Secure Communities’ Advances in California Senate

by Jorge Rivas on June 12 2012, 4:55PM

On Tuesday, by a vote of 5 to 2, the California State Senate’s Public Safety Committee approved the new version of AB 1081, also known as the TRUST Act.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

California Lawmakers Propose Changes to Deportation Program

California Lawmakers Propose Changes to Deportation Program

by Jorge Rivas on June 12 2012, 12:09PM

California lawmakers will decide Tuesday whether to set strict limits on how local law enforcement agencies participate in a controversial federal immigration program, Secure Communities.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Record Number of Deportations Continue Despite U.S. Review of Backlog

Record Number of Deportations Continue Despite U.S. Review of Backlog

by Jorge Rivas on June 7 2012, 2:41PM

Fewer than 2% of all pending deportation cases (411,000 of them) have been stopped despite reviews.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

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