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Posts from the ‘Immigration Law’ Category

26
Oct

Deportation Measures in Action: What Obama’s Enforcement Means for Immigration

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Recent changes to immigration enforcement have heightened concerns for thousands of immigrants and their attorneys in Washington.

immigration people on europe map backgroundRecent changes to immigration enforcement have made deportation a heightened concern for thousands of immigrants and the Washington attorneys who serve them. Read more »

24
Feb

Quick Recap: Mellouli v. Holder, No. 13-1034

Legal blogger William Shogren breaks down the potential impact of the Mellouli v. Holder case, concerning drug possession and deportation.

 

Almost a month ago, on Jan. 14, 2015, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Mellouli v. Holder, No. 13-1034. This case involves questions of drug possession and deportation and could have a big impact on immigration law.

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25
Nov

Immigration Reform Implications for High-tech Workers and Entrepreneurs

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Immigration reform takeaways for high-tech workers and entrepreneurs.

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The actions announced by President Obama on Nov. 20 will affect not only millions of undocumented individuals but also many American businesses, foreign national employees and their families, and certain highly skilled innovators.

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21
Nov

Friday 5: Implications of Obama’s Immigration Executive Action

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In light of the president’s executive action, immigrant families have new options.

Citizens being sworn in at a courthouse

Yesterday was a big, big deal in immigration law. Whether you view the president’s announcement as executive tyranny or — as I do — a long-overdue reprieve, here are some of the core implications for families.

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23
Jul

Held without Bond: An Update on Immigration Detention in Washington state

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Has the government’s practice of locking up immigrants gone too far?

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In March, more than 700 detainees at the immigration detention center in Tacoma went on a hunger strike to protest the government’s detention policies. According to their advocates and attorneys, the strikers experienced a variety of reprisals, including forced feeding and solitary confinement. These activities were not limited to the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma—similar hunger strikes occurred recently at immigration detention centers in Texas. Given this sequence of events, maybe it’s time to ask ourselves: Has the government’s practice of locking up immigrants gone too far? Read more »