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Deported Vietnam Veteran Dies Impoverished in Mexico

"Hector Barrios died this week. It’s okay if you’ve never heard of him. You have no reason to know who he is. The short version: Hector was a decorated U.S. veteran who died abroad, impoverished and estranged from the country he loved and served, with none of the benefits entitled...

Toolkit: Detained or Deported - What About My Children?

"Apprehended parents are not guaranteed a phone call to make care arrangements for their children. Children can end up in the child welfare system if both parents are apprehended, if the migrant is a single parent, or if another parent or caretaker doesn't know how to find them. Those children...

Deported Veterans of America (Video)

"There are soldiers and marines that have served the United States even though they were not born in the country. Some of them entered the US by crossing the border illegally, but after being promised citizenship in exchange for their service, they enlisted. Some of them have risked their lives...

In Artesia, ICE Says 'All of These People Are Going to Be Deported'

"An immigration attorney, working with Central American asylum seekers, in a newly opened detention facility says it’s becoming clear that the U.S. government is doing whatever it can to deport families as quickly as possible and only going through the motions when it comes to the asylum seekers...

Child Deportees Shot, Killed Upon Return to Honduras: 'They Return Just to Die'

"Like thousands of other undocumented Honduran children deported after having journeyed unaccompanied to the U.S., Sosa faces perilous conditions in the violent neighborhood from which he sought to escape. "There are many youngsters who only three days after they've been deported are killed...

Fed. Court Won't Dismiss Lawsuit Against CBP by Deported U.S. Citizen Girl

"In 2011, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), unlawfully detained a 4-year-old [U.S. citizen] girl when she arrived at Dulles Airport in Virginia, deprived her of any contact with her parents, and then sent her back to Guatemala. The...

Actress: 'My Parents Were Deported'

"In "Orange Is the New Black," I play Maritza Ramos, a tough Latina from the 'hood. In "Jane the Virgin," I play Lina, Jane's best friend and a funny know-it-all who is quick to offer advice. I love both parts, but they're fiction. My real story is this: I am the...

SAMI AL-ARIAN, PROFESSOR WHO DEFEATED CONTROVERSIAL TERRORISM CHARGES, IS DEPORTED FROM U.S.

"In 2003, Sami Al-Arian was a professor at the University of South Florida, a legal resident of the U.S. since 1975, and one of the most prominent Palestinian civil rights activists in the U.S. That year, the course of his life was altered irrevocably when he was indicted on highly controversial...

7,000 Refugee Kids Ordered Deported Without Going to Court

"More than 7,000 immigrant children have been ordered deported without appearing in court since large numbers of minors from Central America began illegally crossing the U.S. border in 2013, federal statistics show. The high number of deportation orders has raised alarm among immigrant advocates...

Man with U.S. Birth Certificate Deported to Mexico

"A birth certificate is a basic document used to determine citizenship but it was not enough to keep Luis Jaquez in the United States. "They deported me," said Jaquez, 24 who is now living in a small house on a dirt street with his mother and other siblings in Anapra, a border community...

Detained and Deported: Stories of Immigrant Families Under Fire - Margaret Regan

"An intimate look at the people ensnared by the US detention and deportation system, the largest in the world On a bright Phoenix morning, Elena Santiago opened her door to find her house surrounded by a platoon of federal immigration agents. Her children screamed as the officers handcuffed her...

A Lost Generation: DREAMers Deported to Mexico

"At least 500,000 young people, whose Mexican parents illegally crossed into the United States, have been forced back across the border, often knowing nothing of their new home. Nina Lakhani meets some of those they call the ‘dreamers’. - Guardian, May 17, 2015 . ‘I felt...

Injured Worker Deported From U.S. Could Testify Via Skype: Cal. Comp. Cases May/June Advanced Postings (5/27/2015)

Here are the fifth batch of advanced postings for the May 2015 issue and the first batch of advanced postings for the June 2015 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2015 LexisNexis...

No Apologies, But Feds Pay $350K to Deported American Citizen

Professor/blogger Jacqueline Stevens writes : " Andres Robles was 19 years old in 2008 when Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in Louisiana ignored his claims of U.S. citizenship, as well as their own files that readily affirm this status, and deported him to Mexico for three years...

Migrant Teen Mother Who Cut Her Wrist Being Deported to Honduras

"A teenage mother found bleeding from her wrist in the bathroom of a Texas family detention center last week is in the process of being deported. Lilian Oliva Bardales, 19, who had been held with her 4-year-old son since October, was quietly taken from the Karnes County Residential Center early...

CA3 Orders ICE to Find and Return Deported Mother and Daughter from Guatemala

"U.S. Court of Appeals judge has ordered* U.S. officials to intercept a mother and her 12-year-old daughter on plane Friday being deported to Guatemala and immediately return them to the United States. The 34-year-old mother, Ana, and her daughter were woken up at 3 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time...

WOMAN ARRESTED AT GYNECOLOGIST APPOINTMENT COULD FACE DEPORTATION

Houston Press, Sept. 11, 2015 - "Blanca Borrego and her two daughters had been sitting in the waiting room of the Northeast Women's Healthcare clinic in Atascocita for nearly two hours. The last time Borrego had seen her gynecologist was last year, when the doctor discovered the pain in her...

Thousands of Kids Ordered Deported - With No Lawyer

David Rogers, Politico, Nov. 18, 2015 - "Newly released government records show the heavy cost imposed on the very youngest of the child migrants from Central America after President Barack Obama chose to accelerate their deportation hearings in the summer of 2014. In the first 13 months, nearly...

ICE Deports Former Salvadoran Defense Minister José Guillermo García-Merino

ICE, Jan. 8, 2016 - "A former Minister of Defense (1979-1983) of El Salvador was removed from the United States Friday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers for his role in the commission of human rights violations during the Civil...

Meet the Deported Veterans: NPR

Morning Edition, NPR, Jan. 13, 2016 - "Immigrants have always made up a portion of the Armed Forces in America — joining the U.S. military has always been one of the fastest ways to get U.S. citizenship. About 8,000 troops with green cards became citizens that way last year alone. But it doesn't...

The U.S. Keeps Deporting American Citizens

Meredith Hoffman, Mar. 8, 2016 - "The story is strikingly common: thousands of citizens have been unlawfully deported or detained by ICE in recent years, according to extensive research undertaken by Jacqueline Stevens, a political science professor at Northwestern University who directs the school's...

Banished: Deported Veterans Struggle to Survive in Mexico

Jeremy Schwartz, Austin American-Statesman, May 6, 2016 - "Forty-four years after he volunteered for the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, Torres is among an untold number of U.S. military veterans who’ve been deported to Mexico over the past decade after arrests or prison sentences. In cities...

Detained, Deceived, and Deported: Experiences of Recently Deported Central American Families

Guillermo Cantor, Ph.D. & Tory Johnson, May 18, 2016 - "Over the last few years, the escalation of violence in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala (collectively known as the Northern Triangle of Central America) has reached dramatic levels. Thousands of women and their children have fled and...

'Discharged, Then Discarded' - U.S. Has Failed Deported Vets

ACLU, July 6, 2016 - "The federal government’s failure to help naturalize immigrants serving in the U.S. military has led to the deportation of untold numbers of veterans, all of whom were entitled to become citizens because of their service, according to a report released today by the ACLU...