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September 18, 2013 | By Melanie Mason
SACRAMENTO -- Advocates of an immigration policy overhaul are continuing their push for an anti-deportation measure known as the Trust Act as they wait to see if Gov. Jerry Brown signs the proposal into law. Around two dozen protesters with signs and bullhorns convened Wednesday outside the headquarters of the California State Sheriffs' Assn., calling on the group to drop its opposition to the bill. A handful of protesters also staged a sit-in inside the building.  The measure, which passed the Legislature last week, would limit state and local law enforcement's cooperation with federal immigration authorities.
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.
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.
April 26, 1987
A Los Angeles immigration judge, denying defense allegations of government misconduct, refused to dismiss a deportation case against eight people accused of belonging to a Palestinian Marxist group. Immigration Judge Ingrid Hrycenko also denied defense allegations that the charges were unconstitutional and that the government was singling out Arabs.
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.
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.
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