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Star Student in Immigration Flap Will Be Home For Graduation

"High school senior Elizabeth Olivas is coming home. After getting caught up on an immigration technicality in her native Mexico, the Frankfort Indiana High School homecoming queen will get to walk with her classmates at graduation on Saturday. The U.S. State Department confirmed to her immigration...

Habeas / Coram Nobis Victory in Indiana: Montes-Flores v. USA

"For the reasons explained in this Entry, the motion of Sandra Montes-Flores for relief pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255 or, in the alternative, for a writ of error coram nobis, must be granted. ... Montes-Flores was prejudiced by counsel's failure to inform Montes-Flores that a conviction...

Court Strikes Down Indiana's Immigration Law

"In a case brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana affecting potentially all of Indiana's non-citizens, a federal judge today issued an order blocking portions of Indiana's immigration law and declaring it unconstitutional. ... Judge Sarah Evans Barker, U.S. District Court...

Indiana Lawyer Suspended for ‘Illegal Alien’ Comment

"An Indiana lawyer has been suspended for 30 days for a comment about the immigration status of his divorce client’s spouse in a letter sent to opposing counsel and the judge in the case. The lawyer, Joseph B. Barker, wrote the letter in 2009 to protest his client’s lack of access to...

Indiana Governor Sued for Blocking Syrian Refugees: Exodus v. Pence

ACLU, Nov. 23, 2015 - "The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana and attorneys from the national office of the American Civil Liberties Union, on behalf of Exodus Refugee Immigration, filed suit today against Governor Mike Pence and the Secretary of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration...

Indiana's Syrian Refugee Block Unconstitutional: Exodus v. Pence

Jacob Gershman, WSJ, Mar. 1, 2016 - "Indiana unconstitutionally discriminated against Syrian refugees by freezing federal funds that were supposed to help fleeing families resettle in the state, a federal judge has ruled . The decision is the latest legal setback for state efforts to resist plans...