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Immigration officer forwards racially charged email to Muslim-American lawyer

"Shahid Haque-Hausrath sat down at his computer on the morning of Sept. 28 and, as he does at the start of most work days, began reading his email. In his inbox that morning was an email from the state's top U.S. Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement official...

ICE Officer In Montana Relieved Of Duties

"A top Immigrations and Customs Enforcement official who sent an Islamophobic email to a Helena immigration attorney has been relieved of his supervisory duties, according to lawyers involved in the case. Earlier this month, Bruce Norum, the supervisory detention and deportation officer...

New POE in Montana

Scobey, Mont. — "U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today announced the opening of the new land border port of entry at Scobey. The port of Scobey, on Daniels County Hwy 13 North, adjoins the Canadian port of Coronach, on HWY 36, in Saskatchewan. Operational hours are from 8...

Business as Usual for ICE in Montana After Racist E-Mail Incident

Montana ICE supervisor Bruce Norum was suspended after he forwarded a "racially-charged, Islamophobic email to [immigration attorney] Shahid Haque-Hausrath, of Helena." Now he's back on the job, with no apology and no explanation from ICE. "Norum, as the most senior ICE official in...

Montana Lawsuit Filed Challenging 'Proof of Citizenship' Referendum

Shahid Haque-Hausrath writes: "On December 7, 2012, the Montana Immigrant Justice Alliance (“MIJA”) filed a lawsuit in Montana’s First Judicial District Court to challenge and enjoin implementation of LR-121 , along with our co-Plaintiffs MEA-MFT and Alisha Blair (a U.S. citizen...

Excerpts From the Jan. 1, 2013 Bender's Immigration Bulletin

USCIS Issues Policy Memo on International Filings On November 30, 2012, USCIS issued a final policy memorandum outlining the circumstances in which applicants may file Form I-601 (Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility) and any associated Form I-212 (Application for Permission to Reapply...

Anti-Immigrant Law Hits Roadblock in Big Sky Country

"J udge Jeffrey Sherlock has granted a partial preliminary injunction , issuing “limiting constructions” on the ways that the State of Montana can implement LR-121. You can download the order here . This order is significant because it constitutes the first decision in the State of Montana...

Montana Immigrant Justice Alliance Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Montana Highway Patrol

"On October 7, 2013, the Montana Immigrant Justice Alliance (“MIJA”) and four representative plaintiffs filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana against Colonel Tom Butler, sued in his official capacity as acting Chief Administrator of the Montana Highway...

Advocates Prevail in Challenge to Montana Anti-Immigrant Law

"On Friday, Judge Jeffrey Sherlock of the First Judicial District Court struck down the vast majority of Montana’s voter-approved law requiring state agencies to determine an applicant’s citizenship or immigration status before granting a wide variety of state services. The decision...

Montana Highway Patrol and Plaintiffs Settle Litigation over Traffic Stops, Profiling

"The Montana Department of Justice announced an agreement with plaintiffs to resolve a lawsuit that challenged the manner in which the Montana Highway Patrol (MHP) handled traffic stops involving people suspected of being in the U.S. illegally. This morning's agreement was reached between Attorney...