Monthly Archives: August 2008

IMMIGRATION RAIDS CRIPPLE SMALL TOWNS

According to an article on abcnews.com:  “Even those who applaud stepped-up enforcement say the raids have ripple effects across the country, crippling local economies, trampling on civil rights and crushing the human spirit.”

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USCIS ADDS FORMS I-800 AND I-800A TO DIRECT MAIL PROGRAM

According to a USCIS Press Release:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announces publication of a Federal Register Notice that expands its Direct Mail Program to include Form I‑800, Petition to Classify Convention Adoptee as an Immediate Relative, and Form … Continue reading

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USCIS REVISES FILING INSTRUCTIONS FOR PETITIONS TO REMOVE CONDITIONS ON RESIDENCE

According to a USCIS Press Release:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today it has revised the filing instructions for the Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence (Form I-751).  Effective immediately, all petitioners filing a Form I-751 must file … Continue reading

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ICE RAIDS MISSISSIPPI PLANT

As I wrote in this morning’s blog entry when as reported by an immigrant rights organization, ICE agents booked dozens of hotel rooms in the area and federal court staff was preparing for an increased workload, it became apparent that a raid … Continue reading

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WAS SELF-DEPORTATION PROGRAM SIMPLY POLITICAL COVER FOR THE ADMINISTRATION?

According to a New York Times Edtorial:  “By capturing almost nobody, the report-to-deport program has bolstered the talking points pushed by the immigration agency and the restrictionist hard-core: illegal immigrants are a vast class of criminal fugitives, and only more … Continue reading

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BOSTON RESIDENT PAINTS TRIBUTES TO IMMIGRANTS

According to an article on boston.com:  “While the mural celebrates East Boston’s rich heritage, Tauson has seen all – both the good and the bad. Whether it’s watching people joyfully experiencing their first snowstorm, or witnessing underpaid, poorly treated immigrants … Continue reading

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IS OUR GOVERNMENT PAYING AN AVERAGE $6,750 EACH TO DETAIN UNDOCUMENTED PRIOR TO SENDING THEM HOME?

According to articles about ICE’s failed “Scheduled Depature” program, Jim Hayes, the man in charge of detention and deportation at ICE, has argued that: “The eight takers saved the government the $54,000 it would have cost to detain them, more than … Continue reading

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ICE SCRAPS FAILED SELF-DEPORTATION PROGRAM

According to the Associated Press:  “A pilot program allowing illegal immigrants to surrender to authorities and have more control over their deportation has been dubbed a failure.” A grand total of eight undocumented aliens participated in ICE’s Scheduled Departure program.  … Continue reading

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RHODE ISLAND BISHOP WANTS U.S. TO HALT MASS IMMIGRATION RAIDS

According to the Associated Press:  “Rhode Island’s Roman Catholic bishop is calling on U.S. authorities to halt mass immigration raids and says agents who refuse to participate in such raids on moral grounds deserve to be treated as conscientious objectors.”

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PRESS 1 TO BE DEPORTED

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement has provided additional information regarding “Scheduled Departure” on its website.  This is the program that invites non-criminal undocumented aliens to self-deport by turning themselves over to US ICE for processing.  The pilot program will run through … Continue reading

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