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Citizen Reflects on Her Wrongful Deportation...83 Years Ago

"Eighty-three years ago, Virginia Yañez and her siblings suddenly found themselves in a foreign land, impoverished and unable to speak the language. "It was just the worse... what we suffered. It still hurts," Yañez, now 89, said in Spanish as she recalled the move. Yañez...

U.S. Citizen, Wrongfully Deported by ICE, Wins Partial Court Victory

"[T]he Court holds that a United States citizen with a diminished mental capacity who has been detained without probable cause, who the federal agents know claims to be a U.S. citizen, whose claim of citizenship is not investigated, whose claim is supported by easily accessible corroborating evidence...

Smuggled Home

Should a native-born U.S. citizen have to sneak in to his own country? No. Never. But that's what Luis Martinez had to do. Watch the video . Read the story . Story: Los Angeles Times, Oct. 21, 2012 . Series: L.A. Times, Without a Country

DHS, DOJ Press for Deportation of American Citizen Despite Res Judicata

"Frank Serna wrote me from Houston CCA in June, where he'd been locked up for 14 months . An immigration judge in 2004 held a hearing and found credible his mother's testimony and other evidence of his U.S. citizenship and terminated proceedings, but in 2012 Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

Deportation of Parents Casts Lives of U.S.-Citizen Kids into Turmoil

"Twelve-year-old Jason Penate spent the holidays hanging close by his father. They picked out a Christmas tree and decorated the front window of their Gainesville, Va., home with candy canes, and Jason tried very hard not to think about whether his father would still be here in the new year. ...