The following is a press release from the Yale Law School Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic: Conn. Prosecutors Do Not Oppose Pardon Application; ICE to Consider Parole NEW HAVEN, CT— Former Sgt. Arnold Giammarco, a recently deported U.S. Army veteran, is fighting to reunite with his wife, daughter, and elderly parents in... Continue »
Family Relieved to Continue Life Without Imminent Threat of Deportation; Commits to Pushing for a Long Term Solution Seattle, WA – After tirelessly building public support for keeping their family together, Jaime Rubio Sulficio and Keiko Maruyama won a reprieve on Jaime’s deportation from Washington State Immigration and Customs... Continue »
Julia Preston at the New York Times today has a piece illustrating the grim reality of what it means for immigrants to still be waiting on immigration reform, a year after the Senate passed its bill while House Republicans have done nothing.  This week, President Obama announced that his review of... Continue »
Check out this new blog post from the Washington Office on Latin America today — “Five Ways to Stop Unsafe Deportations“: 1. Stop Night Deportations A recent survey by the University of Arizona found that approximately one in five migrants report being deported between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.... Continue »
In response to this week’s news that the Obama deportation review has been delayed, this editorial at the New York Times is a must-read.  It’s brutal; the highlights below are ours: President Obama asked the homeland security secretary, Jeh Johnson, in March to review the administration’s immigration enforcement policies. He was... Continue »
With President Obama’s announcement yesterday that he is delaying the results of his deportation review comes the fact that 97,000 more immigrants will be deported between now and the time that executive relief might be announced.  Among those deported and separated from their families could be Jaime Rubio-Sulficio, whose story was profiled... Continue »
Cantor Boasts of Blocking Reform, President Delays Administrative Relief Two major developments yesterday serve to clarify the state of play on legislative and administrative immigration reform: 1) chances that House Republicans will move on immigration reform legislation were dealt a huge blow by Eric Cantor; and 2) the President’s... Continue »
Mom and Kids Relieved to Spend Mother’s Day Without Imminent Threat of Deportation, But Continue a Life in Limbo After a hard fought public campaign, local Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director, Rebecca Adducci, granted a six month “stay of removal” to Maria Esmeralda Cornejo—a 14 year Columbus, Ohio... Continue »
Telemundo and Univisión today lift up a very sad story about a family that was separated by deportation and remind us all of the consequences of inaction on immigration by both this administration and this Congress.  Natalia Campana, immigrant mother and wife, who simply wanted to see her husband one... Continue »
President Obama has deported more than 2 million people, many of whom would qualify for legislative immigration reform.  Just last week, on May Day, advocates across the nation rallied for legislation and for an end to the separation of families.  Today, an editorial at Bloomberg calls for action from Obama,... Continue »