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June 15, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
The Obama administration's announcement of a halt to deportation for young illegal immigrants sharpens a contrast on a major issue for Latino voters, an essential part of the president's coalition if he is to win a second term. And it comes as some Republican leaders have expressed concern about the party's standing with the burgeoning electoral force, a particular concern given presidential standard-bearer Mitt Romney's hard-line stance on illegal immigration. On Friday morning, before news broke of the administration's policy change, former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said it was essential for Republicans to improve their appeal among Latinos.
August 14, 2013 | By Cindy Carcamo
TUCSON -- Stifled by a variety of obstacles - from fees to fear - fewer than half of those eligible for immigration relief have taken advantage of an Obama administration program launched a year ago, according to a new study. About 49% of those eligible have applied for a work permit and a two-year reprieve from possible deportation, according to the Migration Policy Institute, a think tank in Washington D.C. that studies the worldwide movement of people. This week marks the one-year anniversary of the implementation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which is intended to protect a group of people who came to the United States as children and stayed illegally.
February 20, 2013 | By David G. Savage
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court refused Wednesday to block the deportation of a Chicago woman and thousands of other immigrants who pleaded guilty in the past to serious crimes and were not warned by their lawyers that a criminal record targeted them for removal. The decision highlights the stark consequences for noncitizens of having a criminal record. The current law calls for mandatory deportation for immigrants, including lawful residents, who have an “aggravated felony” on their record.
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.
April 2, 1995 | LESLIE BERESTEIN
Illegal immigrants in the process of being deported who can prove they have been in the United States for at least seven years are learning how to press their own cases for suspension of deportation in immigration court. A pilot program to train prospective deportees has been set up by attorneys from the El Rescate center for Latin American immigrants and refugees, based in Pico-Union. The first class was held March 9, and a second one was Thursday.
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.
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