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Pro Bono Training on Immigration Court Representation; New Orleans, Feb. 1, 2012

"The ABA Section of Litigation’s Immigration Litigation Committee and the ABA Commission on Immigration are sponsoring Pro Bono Training: The Essentials of Immigration Court Representation [PDF] on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell...

EAJA fee victory in FOIA litigation against CBP

Navarro Hernandez v. CBP, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14290, Feb. 7, 2012 : "Plaintiff filed a FOIA request with CBP, seeking information related to the agency's immigration enforcement actions in the city of New Orleans generally, and specifically with respect to the January 12, 2010 incident during...

IJ Finds Due Process Violation in Massive 2008 Howard Industries Worksite Raid

Prof. Hiroko Kusuda writes: "On May 24, 2012 the New Orleans Immigration Court issued a decision finding that DHS's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents violated our client's due process rights during the worksite raid in Laurel MS on August 25, 2008. The raid was reported...

New Orleans to Decline Most ICE Detainer Requests

"The Orleans Parish sheriff will no longer honor many requests from the federal immigration authorities to detain people who are suspected of being here illegally, making New Orleans one of a growing number of jurisdictions to adopt such a policy and the first to do so in the Deep South. The policy...

CBP Bars Dutch Writer From Entry Into USA

"After a year of traveling, Dutch writer Niels Gerson Lohman wanted to visit New Orleans, the city that his father – who died a year ago – had a great love for. The U.S. customs officials thought different." - Niels Gerson Lohman, October 9, 2013 .

Alarming Rise of Community Immigration Raids in New Orleans: Report

"A report released today by the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice (NOWCRJ) revealed an Obama Administration pilot program of race-based community immigration raids that is devastating New Orleans—and warned that it may become the “new normal” for immigrant communities...

ICE's High-Tech Dragnet Enables Profiling

"A single scan of his finger landed Gomez in a federal detention center, and he’s now awaiting word on whether he’ll be deported. But his encounter inside the vehicle would otherwise leave no traces -- no record of his arrest, or of why officers stopped him, and no proof, other than...