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Banished to the Homeland: Dominican Deportees and Their Stories of Exile

A new book by David C. Brotherton and Luis Barrios: "The 1996 U.S. Immigration Reform and Responsibility Act has led to the forcible deportation of more than thirty thousand Dominicans from the United States, with little protest or even notice from the public. Since these deportees return...

Mexicans in Exile

The drug wars in Mexico have created a different kind of migratory exodus: asylum seekers fleeing persecution by the cartels and/or the Mexican government itself. One brave soul working the front lines of this catastrophe is Carlos Spector , a native of El Paso and an immigration attorney with vision...

Exiled by Love: Gay Couples With No Path to Green Card Leave U.S.

"Not long ago, Brandon Perlberg had a growing law practice and a Manhattan apartment he shared with his partner, who is British. They hosted themed dinner parties and wine tastings for a wide circle of friends. But Mr. Perlberg, an American who is gay, now lives in London. Early last year he reluctantly...

Lawful Permanent Resident Returned to US After Wrongful Deportation

"The Post-Deportation Human Rights Project, together with the Criminal Justice Institute at Harvard Law School (CJI), has successfully returned a young man to the United States and to his family after two and a half years in exile. Victor Veloz-Risik – a US lawful permanent resident since...

Exiled American Sues CBP: Olivas v. Whitford

"Plaintiff-Petitioner (hereinafter, Plaintiff) Oscar Ivan Olivas is a 45-year-old natural-born U.S. citizen who Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials unlawfully exiled to Mexico almost three years ago. Mr. Olivas has repeatedly attempted to avail himself of administrative remedies to end...

American Exile: Rapid Deportations That Bypass the Courtroom

"Every year, hundreds of thousands of people (83 percent) are deported from the United States without a hearing. These individuals never see a judge; instead, their rights and fates are determined by a single immigration enforcement officer in a summary removal procedure that can take mere minutes...