Posts tagged deportation

New ICE Policy Limits Separation of Parents and Children

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced a new directive on immigration aimed at safeguarding parents and ensuring that they are not separated from their children. What do you think of the new policy? 

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Teen Who Crusaded Against Parents’ Deportation Finds Out They Are Allowed To Stay In U.S.

Thirteen-year-old Kathy Figueroa rallied, went to Congress, and was featured in a documentary. Today the family got the news they were waiting for. 

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Minutes after DOMA Struck Down, Married Gay Man’s Deportation Halted

Just moments after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, an immigration judge halted a married gay man’s deportation. An intern from The DOMA Project, a campaign of gay binational couples, sprinted five blocks to get the 77-page Supreme Court decision to the judge at the deportation hearing. 

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Torn Apart By Immigration, Families Hope to be Reunited

For the 11 million undocumented immigrants and their families who live in the United States, the Senators’ and President Barack Obama’s plan for immigration reform is a window of hope they can be reunited with their loved ones after years of heartache.

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Son of Detained Immigrant in Letter to Judge: “I beg you with all my heart to leave my dad with us”

Maximino Hoz loves his five children. He used to take them fishing and make them carne asada– fried meat – and play with them in the park. On the weekends he would take them to work with him, where he was in construction. “Everything fell apart when he was taken away from us,” Reyna Hoz, his wife, told NBC Latino in Spanish.

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is still cornered by President Obama’s new deportation policy. NBC News Steve Handelsman reports. 

Obama’s deportation stay late for some immigrants

Marlon Roberto Cortes poses for a portrait in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Sunday, June 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Alberto Arce)


TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Marlon Roberto Cortes was stocking shelves in the frozen food section of a suburban Boston supermarket when he was summoned to the back office.

An immigration officer was waiting for him and asked to see his ID, which he didn’t have. The 20-year-old Honduran was told there was an order to deport him, and agents handcuffed and hauled him to a holding center. He was sent back to his native country in March without being able to say goodbye to his family.

Analysis: Obama takes a risk on immigration front

In this June 15, 2012 photo, President Barack Obama announces his administration’s immigration plans, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)


WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s not much President Barack Obama can do to boost the economy in the next five months, and that alone might cost him the November election. But on a range of social issues, Obama is bypassing Congress and aggressively using his executive powers to make it easier for gays to marry, women to obtain birth control, and, now, young undocumented immigrants to avoid deportation.