Illinois Governor signs bills effectively ending statewide immigration detention

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Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed four new bills into law on Monday that in effect end immigration detention by expanding protections for immigrants and refugees.

Denmark immigration minister impeachment trial begins

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Denmark’s sixth impeachment trial in history began on Thursday over former minister Inger Stojeberg’s aggressive immigration policies. The post Denmark immigration minister impeachment trial begins appeared first on JURIST - News - Legal News & Commentary.

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Federal appeals court rules two-sentence immigration decision insufficient

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The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled that an immigration judge’s two-sentence decision denying asylum to an Ecuadorean man was insufficient. Uncategorized domestic Immigration Third Circuit

Time For Immigration Reform

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Small Law Firms Immigration Immigration Reform Tahmina WatsonA merit-based system to replace our employment-based green card system will be beneficial to all.

Shining The Spotlight On Immigration Law

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Access to immigration counsel, especially for Afghan nationals, is incredibly important in these trying times. Immigration Small Law Firms Tahmina Watson

Federal appeals court: New Jersey can block local police from cooperating with federal immigration agents

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The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Monday upheld a New Jersey state law enforcement directive limiting local police interactions with, and/or barring its cooperation with federal immigration authorities.

UK MPs report shocking and dangerous conditions in immigration detention facility

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‘Immigrant Paradox’: U.S. Citizens More Likely Than Immigrants to Commit Crime 

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citizens are more likely to commit a crime than immigrants, refuting rightwing rhetoric that blames rising immigration for the uptick in crime, according to a study published in Crime & Delinquency. citizens, on average, had more previous arrests than immigrants.

Federal judge blocks fee increases for proceedings to deport immigrants

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A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Monday blocked implementation of most of a rule that would have dramatically increased the fees for immigration proceedings in which individuals face deportation.

Know Why Hiring a Reliable Immigration Solicitor is Advantageous

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Immigration Law and the Business World: Breaking It Down 

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Washington Gov. Inslee Signs Law Shutting Down For-Profit Prisons, Immigration Centers

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The recently-passed measure would also close down one of the country's largest for-profit immigration detention centers by 2025. News & Politics GEO group immigrant detention immigrant rights immigration Jay Inslee northwestern detention center private prisons Washington

Oregon starts issuing driver licenses to undocumented immigrants

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Oregon starts issuing standard driver licenses to undocumented immigrants Friday owing to a law passed by the state’s legislature in the summer of 2019. The Act’s proponents have praised the law, saying that it will benefit communities including and beyond undocumented immigrants.

Time To Step Up Your Advocacy On Immigration

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Small Law Firms Immigration Tahmina WatsonThere are things each of us can do to help build and drive momentum.

Federal Judge Strikes Down “Racist” Immigration Re-Entry Law

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ACLU, Immigrant Groups Sue to End Biden Administration’s Use of Title 42

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Japan rally protests immigration reform bill imposing refugee restrictions

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A rally in Japan on Thursday highlighted major opposition to proposed immigration reform currently under consideration in the National Diet. The post Japan rally protests immigration reform bill imposing refugee restrictions appeared first on JURIST - News - Legal News & Commentary. Immigration International Amnesty International Japan Japan National Diet refugees Solidarity Network with Migrants Japan

Afghanistan, Immigration, Lawyers In The U.S., And 3 Things You Can Do

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Top Reasons You Need an Immigration Lawyer for a K1 Fiancé Visa

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US lawmakers introduce immigration bill creating pathway to citizenship

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US lawmakers on Thursday introduced a comprehensive immigration bill creating an eight-year pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented individuals residing in the US. Under the bill, the Secretary of Homeland Security has the authority to change an undocumented individual’s immigration status if they satisfy a number of requirements, including passing a background check, paying taxes and remaining in the US for five years. Immigration domestic US House Us Senate

US Supreme Court rules undocumented immigrants must prove eligibility for protection

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The US Supreme Court ruled 5-3 Thursday that undocumented immigrants bear the burden of showing that they have not been convicted of a crime involving “moral turpitude,” or they will face lawful removal. Clemente Pereida, is being deported under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) of 1952. Breyer stated in his dissent that it is a harsh and unfair burden for immigrants, requiring them to submit a wide range of evidence and testimonies.

Immigration Activists Launch Lawsuit to Learn Future of Berks County Detention Center

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Administration’s Plan To Expedite Immigrant Hearings Opens The Door To Address Right To Counsel In Immigration

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This new docketing system allows us to think about solutions that could eventually pave the way for a national legal aid program for vulnerable immigrants. Immigration Small Law Firms Immigration Reform Tahmina Watson

UK court rules Home Secretary failed to properly investigate deaths in immigration centers 

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The UK’s High Court Upper Tribunal Immigration & Asylum Chambers ruled Wednesday that the Home Office failed to properly investigate deaths at immigration centers. Uncategorized human rights Immigration International uk United Kingdom

Federal Jury Set to Decide Whether GEO Group Must Pay Immigrant Detainees Minimum Wage

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‘Jailhouse Screening’ Puts Undocumented Immigrants at Greater Risk: Paper

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immigration enforcement has largely shifted from the street to jails, resulting in overreach and an increase in incarceration, according to a North Carolina law professor. time that without the immigration detainer, he would have spent at home. Immigration Newsletter Top

CFPB Sues Libre by Nexus, Claiming Company Offers Predatory Bonds to Vulnerable Immigrants

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In many cases, it'd be cheaper for immigrants to pay a nonrefundable bond to ICE than to bother with Libre's bond services.

Justices take immigration cases off February calendar

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday removed two cases from its February argument session after the Biden administration began to unwind the two immigration policies being challenged in the cases. The post Justices take immigration cases off February calendar appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

Immigrant Women File Class Action Against Irwin County Detention Center

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Justices reject immigrant’s bid to seek relief from deportation

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Wilkinson, a case about whether an immigrant living in the country without authorization can seek relief from deportation for a minor crime. The post Justices reject immigrant’s bid to seek relief from deportation appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

White House Extends Protection Status for Haitian Immigrants

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according to the National Immigration Law Center. Immigration Justice DigestThe Biden administration is granting eligible Haitian nationals living in the U.S. the chance to apply for a new, 18-month Temporary Protected Status designation.

Private Prison Operator GEO Group Sues Washington Over Immigration Detention Center Closure

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The GEO Group says that the State of Washington is trying to unconstitutionally override the federal government's immigration enforcement powers. Lawsuits & Litigation GEO group ICE immigration immigration detention center northwest ice processing center private prisons tacoma Washington

Marrying Abroad: Know the Legal Implications of Immigration

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News & Politics citizenship emigrate immigration marrying moving to a foreign countryFortunately, it isn’t a big challenge, provided that you have good knowledge of the process and a partner who can guide you through the journey.

Florida Attorney General Moody Sues Biden Administration Over Immigration Policy, Changes

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Moody says the new immigration policies will force local law enforcement to release undocumented immigrants back into Florida communities. Lawsuits & Litigation ashley moody biden DHS Florida ICE immigratino immigration policy politics

Federal Court Will Let ACLU Continue Lawsuit Against Immigration Checkpoints in New England

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According to the ACLU and its state-level affiliates, the border checkpoints serve no practical purpose, with motorists often stopped for non-immigration related reasons.

“U.S. Supreme Court hands victory to immigrants facing deportation”

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Too Few Immigrants in Detention Facilities Are Vaccinated

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Despite the widespread availability of vaccines in the United States, the vast majority of immigrants held in detention in the country still haven’t received their first shot, allowing COVID-19 to spread unchecked through some detention facilities, reports Vox. Immigration Justice Digest

Ninth Circuit: Deported Immigrant Cases Can Be Reopened

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The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday held that immigration judges can reopen the cases of immigrants who have been removed from the U.S. Immigration Justice Digest

What is Express Entry in Canada

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News & Politics Canada coronavirus immigration immigration immigration affairs immigration issues immigration lawExpress Entry is for any individual who has hopes to work and live in Canada as a permanent resident.

For immigration law, a perfect storm creates challenges and opportunities for firms

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immigration activity in 2021. As a result, immigration law firms are bracing for a huge… Three key developments are driving a dramatic increase in U.S.