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T Visa Grant Ends 10-Year Ordeal

"Her decade-long battle was finally over. She could stay. Cayla Roberts, a 25-year-old graduate student at Western Michigan University, would not be deported back to China, a country she was smuggled away from at age 14 by human traffickers known as snakeheads. She had been sold into the sex trade...

I-485 Mandamus Victory in Detroit: Labaneya v. USCIS

"In this case, Mr. Baytiyeh's I-485 application for Adjustment of Status has been pending for more than four years. The only explanation for the four-year delay provided by Defendants is that offered in the Declaration of Jovana Gjelaj, a Senior Immigration Services Officer stationed in the...

Michigan Governor Seeks Visas to Lure Skilled Immigrants to Detroit

"Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder asked the federal government Thursday to set aside thousands of work visas for highly skilled immigrants willing to live and work in the bankrupt city of Detroit for five years. "Let's send a message to the entire world: Detroit, Michigan, is open to the world...

Wayne County, Detroit Say "No" to ICE Access Request

MLive, Apr. 5, 2017 - "Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers routinely enter local jails and state prisons to see how many inmates are in the country illegally, and how they're being processed, a Detroit ICE spokesman says. But Wayne County officials recently said "no" to an...

Detroit TRO Blocks Fast Deportations of Iraqis: Hamama v. Adducci

ACLU, June 22, 2017 - "A federal court has blocked the immediate deportation of Iraqi nationals arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement earlier this month. The American Civil Liberties Union successfully sought the temporary restraining order, arguing those individuals should have an...

Suspension Clause Habeas Victory in Detroit: Hamama v. Adducci

Hamama v. Adducci, July 11, 2017 - "This case pits the power of Congress to control the jurisdiction of the federal courts against the Constitution’s command that the writ of habeas corpus must be preserved. Both sides in this clash are right, in part. The Government is correct that Congress...

Another Victory in Detroit Suspension Clause Habeas; Prelim. Injunction Granted in Hamama v. Adducci

Hamama v. Adducci, July 24, 2017 - "In their motion for a preliminary injunction, Petitioners ask this Court to halt temporarily their deportation to Iraq, until they can make their case in the immigration courts that their removal is legally prohibited. The grounds that they will urge in those...