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September 27, 1998
The deportation of Luis Gabriel Gurrea as reported in Tuesday's issue ("Immigration Law Separates Valley Pair," Sept. 22) is outrageous. Why doesn't the INS go after the criminal, unemployed, dangerous illegal immigrants living here instead of productive members of society who misunderstand the law? I'm sending an appeal to Sen. [Dianne] Feinstein and others to bring this man back and stop wasting my tax dollars harassing the misinformed at 4:30 in the morning! There are certainly enough criminal illegals for the INS to round up rather than chasing some baby's father!
June 25, 2008
Re "Out of jail -- and out of the country," June 22 I do not see the controversy in screening illegal immigrants in L.A. County jails, as long as the screenings are mistake-free. Taxpayers are wasting their money incarcerating illegal immigrants. Illegal immigration is a crime, and one of the consequences of this crime is deportation. Screenings are essential; they lead to the deportation of criminals and put taxpayer money to better use. Every state should implement screenings and try to perfect them.
Two Palestinians facing deportation because of alleged ties to terrorism argued Monday in Los Angeles that the government's case is legally flawed and should be dismissed. The two are among the so-called L.A. 8, Palestinian activists who began their fight against deportation more than 13 years ago in a case that has attracted international attention. The eight have denied terrorist activity and portray themselves as victims of overzealous U.S. officials.
June 16, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A U.S. Immigration judge in San Diego has granted a motion to reopen the case of a Santa Cruz High School student who faced deportation to Mexico. The department of Homeland Security's Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement had joined the lawyer for Alfredo Salas, 16, in requesting that his case be reopened. Salas was born in Mexico but grew up in Santa Cruz. When he was returning from a visit to Mexico in 2001, he was detained at the U.S. border.
August 30, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
An immigration judge has ordered the deportation of an Egyptian man 10 months after he was jailed at the San Diego Correctional Facility at Otay Mesa and detained without bail because of fears he could be a security threat. Abdelrehim Kewan, 36, drove up to the gates of Camp Pendleton last year, saying he had taken a wrong turn and needed directions. Federal officials detained him two weeks later when they discovered that his immigration status was unsettled.
April 30, 1987
The Times reports (April 21) that it took an eight-year court battle to finally deport Karl Linnas, an accused Nazi war criminal, to the Soviet Union. The fight was lengthy, the article said, because of the "American distrust of the Soviet judicial system." What a misplaced argument! Since 1945 the U.S. government has ignored or even protected and used former Nazis and tolerated their presence in our nation because, through some twisted reasoning, they are "anti-Communist." I certainly do not trust the American judicial system to deal with former Nazis as they should be dealt with.
October 15, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Authorities have ordered the deportation of two Americans working for a security firm that was recruiting Namibians to work at U.S. facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan, a government minister said. The Namibian Cabinet also recommended the closure of the local branch of the Nevada-based Special Operations Consulting-Security Management Group, which had opened this month, Information Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah said.
December 24, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
President Clinton signed an order that temporarily lifts the threat of deportation hanging over thousands of Haitian illegal immigrants who are seeking political asylum in the United States. The rarely used presidential order will postpone deportations of eligible Haitians for a year while the administration seeks a long-term legislative solution to their plight, Clinton said. Congressional sources estimate 30,000 to 40,000 may be affected.
September 28, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A Cuban militant accused of plotting a 1976 jetliner bombing that killed 73 people cannot be deported to Venezuela, a judge has ruled in El Paso. Luis Posada Carriles, who has denied that he planned the bombing of the Cuban jet, claims he would be tortured if sent to Venezuela, where he is a naturalized citizen and once served as a CIA operative. Judge William L. Abbott cited conventions against extradition to a country if a person were likely to face torture.
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