Archive | June, 2011

20 June 2011 ~ 12 Comments

Ninth Circuit Set To Hear CSPA Class Action Lawsuit on July 15

The Ninth Circuit is set to hear oral arguments in the nation-wide class action lawsuit regarding Section 203 (h)(3) of the Child Status Protection Act  (CSPA) on July 15. Finally. Often, children would age-out of immigrant petitions filed for them by their U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident parents at the age of 21 due […]

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20 June 2011 ~ 6 Comments

Report Back From AILA On Secure Communities and the New Prosecutorial Discretion Memo

At the Annual American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Conference in San Diego, I had the great pleasure of attending some Open Sessions with officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Department of State, Department of Homeland Security, and Customs and Border Patrol. Earlier, David Leopard, the outgoing AILA President, had given Assistant ICE Director John […]

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11 June 2011 ~ 6 Comments

An Open Letter to the “Papers Please” Alabama Confederacy of Hate

Dear Alabama, I am a person of few words so I’m going to keep this short. I love it when bigotry and hatred come out in the open, parading as just laws upheld and sanctioned by our institutions and structures, because then, everyone can see that we don’t live in a “post-racial” society and an […]

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09 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments

AILA Issues Warning For Immigrant Rights Activists

The American Immigration Lawyers Association issued a warning to immigrant rights activists asking them to behave at their upcoming annual conference in San Diego: There is no question that activism in the communities also is helping to move the ball forward.  Those who are so engaged have our respect, admiration and at times involvement. That […]

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09 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments

“How to Stop Your Deportation”

This “How to Stop Deportation” guide released by Asian Law Caucus, Educators for Fair Consideration, DreamActivist.org and The New Immigrant Youth Alliance spread like wildfire yesterday to the point that I was accused of “vetting it” everywhere. I ended up having it emailed to me more than twice through South Asian networks, which pleases me […]

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