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They Deport Valedictorians, Don't They?

If you thought the Morton Memo was too good to be true, you were right. ICE and EOIR have their sights set on Daniela Pelaez , the valedictorian at North Miami Senior High with a 6.7 GPA and a U.S. citizen brother who served in the Army in Afghanistan. She's been here since she was four years...

Miami Law Clinic Students Win Landmark Immigration Case

"Students in Miami Law's Immigration Clinic obtained a landmark decision terminating immigration court proceedings against their client because of illegal conduct by Hollywood police. The decision may be the first to recognize that Constitutional violations by local police can warrant the exclusion...

Immigration Judge: Salvadoran General Accused in Killings Should Be Deported

"An immigration judge has found that a former defense minister in El Salvador, a close ally of the United States during a civil war there in the 1980s, should be deported because of his involvement in a number of human rights violations, including the assassination of an archbishop and the massacre...

Summary of the Immigration Court Decision in the Removal Case of Former General Jose Guillermo Garcia-Merino

"After eight days of hearings in December 2012 and February, 2013 in Miami, FL, Immigration Judge Michael C. Horn issued an order of removal for former Salvadoran Minister of Defense General Jose Guillermo Garcia-Merino. Judge Grim issued the finding on February 26, 2014. This decision was not made...

Obama's 'Rocket Dockets' for Refugee Children 'Shameful'

"Responding to a flood of unaccompanied minors crossing the border in the last year, Miami's immigration court has instituted a "rocket docket,'' assigning three judges to exclusively handle cases involving the youths and decide up to 150 cases a day. ... The rocket dockets were...

Dilley Cases Move from Denver to Miami

"the EOIR has announced that immigration cases arising out of the Dilley, Texas, immigration detention facility will no longer be heard by judges from the Denver Immigration Court. Rather, from here on out, Dilley cases will be reassigned to the Miami Immigration Court. What's the effect of...

Why This Cuban-American Billionaire Is Raising Millions for Undocumented Immigrants

Carmen Pelaez, NBC News, May 31, 2017 - "Mike Fernandez is no stranger to crossing party lines. A major Republican donor and influencer, he joined forces with the Obama administration on their new Cuba policy. But when the GOP nominated Donald Trump as their presidential candidate, the Cuban American...

Expert: 'Unprecedented' Arrest of Asylum Applicant at Miami USCIS Interview

Nicholas Kulish, NYT, June 13, 2017 - "Marco Coello, then a skinny 18-­year-­old high school student, was grabbed by plainclothes agents of the Venezuelan security services as he joined a 2014 demonstration against the government in Caracas. They put a gun to his head. They attacked him...

American Citizen Sues Over Immigration Arrest

Caitlin Dickerson, New York Times, July 5, 2017 - "Immigration lawyers in Miami-Dade County are challenging its practice of jailing people on behalf of federal immigration authorities, in a case that could test the Trump administration’s attempts to pressure so-called sanctuary cities and...