The nuances of the immigration court system may not provide the same protections for suspected illegal immigrants as the criminal justice system. However, that may begin to change after a recent federal court ruling.
In our prior posts we reported on how some Republicans opposed a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants in the proposed bill for immigration reform. In the time since that last post, it appears that sentiments are slowly changing.
After a bi-partisan group of senators announced their plan for immigration reform, President Obama endorsed the idea and introduced his own thoughts on the proposal. In interviews with Telemundo and Univision, the President believed that an accord could be reached this year, and that the plan introduced in the Senate was a good start.
In our prior posts, we have discussed a number of facets regarding immigration reform, especially the recent changes to detention measures for suspected illegals. In this post we want to focus on the debate surrounding driver's licenses for illegal immigrants.
We begin our first post of 2013 by wishing our readers a happy and prosperous New Year.
In what immigration reform advocates are calling a well-deserved Christmas present to undocumented immigrants, the local detainer program used by local law enforcement agencies will be not be renewed in 2013. As reported through CNS News.com, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Chief John Morton announced new guidelines for local agencies. Chief among them was the non-renewal of the "287(g) program."
In our previous post, we discussed how the federal class action lawsuit involving improper immigration detainers will proceed, giving those illegally held on suspected immigration violations permission to sue the government in federal court. In an interesting coincidence, local law enforcement agencies throughout the state of California are poised to change the way they deal with immigration based holds.
A federal class action lawsuit was recently approved that could give a number of people unlawfully detained on the basis of their suspected immigration status the ability to sue the U.S. government in federal court. The suit is lead by class member Jimenez Moreno, who was held in a county jail in Illinois for six months on suspicion of being an illegal immigrant. As it turns out, Moreno was a U.S. citizen.