Recent changes to immigration enforcement have made deportation a heightened concern for thousands of immigrants and the Washington attorneys who serve them. Read more
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.
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.
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.
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