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December 2011 Archives

Same-sex couples may find hope in new deportation policy

While many states have passed laws allowing same-sex marriages, the federal government still does not sanction them. This causes problems when it comes to immigration and deportation issues.

New policy leaves many young immigrants in legal limbo

This year, the Department of Homeland Security announced important changes to its policy on deportation. In part, the changes put a halt to deportation proceedings against undocumented immigrants who do not pose a threat to security.

Parts of South Carolina immigration law blocked by judge

Earlier this week, we discussed how a South Carolina U.S. District judge is presiding over the U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit to block the controversial immigration law that has been adopted in the state.

South Carolina judge questions certain parts of immigration law

We have been writing frequently about the controversial immigration law that was adopted in South Carolina earlier this year and is now being challenged by the federal government along with immigrant and civil-rights groups.

Supreme Court to make big decisions on immigration policy

The United States Supreme Court is set to make some of the country's most crucial decisions of recent history concerning immigration law in the United States. The High Court will hear an appeal from the state of Arizona, which has instituted highly controversial immigration policy that was challenged and blocked by the federal government.

U.S. citizens being detained under Secure Communities

This week, The New York Times revealed one of the not so friendly sides of the federal government's Secure Communities program. The deportation program began earlier this year and is aimed at getting local law enforcement agencies to share information with the Department of Homeland Security.

Report: Most illegal immigrants have been in U.S. for over decade

A new report shows that 60 percent of adult undocumented immigrants have lived in the United States for a minimum of a decade. Additionally, about half of the 10.2 million undocumented immigrants currently in the country are the parents of minor children, data gathered by the by the Pew Hispanic Center showed.

Feds to warn immigrants about scams in new campaign

When people are trying to get a loved one into the country, need to bring in specialists from overseas for business, or are being detained in immigration proceeding, they often turn to the help of professionals because immigration law can be complex and is always changing.

Congressmen: ICE's new deportation policy needs testing

In June, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) proclaimed that it would begin using "prosecutorial discretion" and focusing on deporting undocumented immigrants who had committed crimes or were otherwise dangerous.

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