Statistics Emphasize the Dangers of Over-Simplifying the Deportation Process

By: Helena Coric* The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) recently released some striking information about U.S. federal immigration enforcement. The data is effectively broken up by nationality, geographic location, year and type of immigration charge. It provides a better understand … Continue reading

Voter ID Requirements

By: Helena Coric* The recent emergence of voter identification laws across the country right before November elections is creating a stir. As the candidates discuss their sentiments on various policy issues on the national stage, the act of voting itself … Continue reading

MYTHS THAT COULD COST GOP AND DEMOCRATS THE ELECTION

During the election cycle the importance of Latino voters becomes even more apparent as either party attempts to garner Hispanic support.  A recent Washington Post article outlined five myths about Latino voters.  These myths include that Latinos:  Do not vote. … Continue reading

IMPROPER PROCEDURES IN US IMMIGRATION DETAINMENT FACILITIES

  By: John Nicholas Mandalakas* A recent report, titled “Invisible in Isolation,” documents the growth of immigration detention facilities and investigates the nature and procedure of the confinement therein.  Facilities used for detaining immigrants in theUnited Statesare equivalent to facilities … Continue reading

WITH GOVERNMENT AT STANDSTILL, PRIVATE ENTERPRISE BEGINS TO TAKE ACTION

  By: John Nicholas Mandalakas* It seems like when you hear immigration today, everyone is centered on migrant workers seeking unskilled jobs, but there is a huge section of immigration that is often overlooked. Take for instance, the American Scientist … Continue reading

Noncitizens Can Seek Reopening and Reconsideration of Their Cases from Outside the US

The Legal Action Center (“LAC”), working with the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, has challenged on multiple occasions the “departure bar,” a regulation that precludes noncitizen aliens from filing a motion to reopen or reconsider a removal … Continue reading