June 22, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The Obama administration on Friday announced that it would boost the ranks of immigration judges, lawyers and asylum officers to decrease the flow of undocumented children into the country. According to homeland security deputy director Alejandro Mayorkas, 52,000 unaccompanied children arrived on ...[read more]
August 25, 2013
by Blake Lynch
The Obama administration on Friday released a policy directive known as the "Family Interest Directive" emphasizing that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents should apply "prosecutorial discretion" towards undocumented immigrant parents of minors to limit detaining parents and to ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
Under President George W. Bush, significant structural changes were made to US immigration enforcement and deportation procedures. In March 2003, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) assumed responsibility for the enforcement of US immigration laws from Immigration and Natural Services ( ...[read more]
May 21, 2013
by G. Redd
The US Supreme Court declined Monday to review an Alaskan village's claims that greenhouse gas producers should be held accountable to the village for pollution that threatens its vitality. Kivalina, a village of Inupiat Eskimo natives, filed suit against 22 corporations in 2009 for damages caused ...[read more]
February 24, 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans
The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday ruled that a woman whose will designated that she be buried in Montana must be buried in Iowa at the behest of her husband. It ruled that the state's Final Disposition Act gives the spouse of a decedent "the right to control the final disposition...with no ...[read more]
November 3, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
Former Ukraine Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko was released from a US federal prison on Thursday and, according to a spokeswoman for US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), will go before an immigration judge to determine whether he can stay in the country. ICE Spokeswoman Lori Haley ...[read more]
September 27, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Thursday urged the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to stop delegating federal immigration authority to state and local law enforcement agencies, claiming this leads to racial profiling. Specifically, the ACLU contends that the 287(g) ...[read more]
August 5, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On August 5, 2008, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) launched a program to allow certain undocumented immigrants to coordinate their removal from five US cities without the risk of penalties, such as arrest or detention. Operation Scheduled Departure was designed for undocumented ...[read more]
July 22, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On July 22, 2009, the Immigration Justice Clinic at the Cardozo School of Law reported that federal immigration agents conducting home raids have committed numerous constitutional violations. The report found that since 2006, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents routinely entered ...[read more]
June 30, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On June 30, 2011, a judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia upheld a 2008 decision by the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to list polar bears as "threatened" on the endangered species list because of melting polar ice caps caused by climate change. Environmental groups and the ...[read more]

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