U.S. Supreme Court did not strike one part of the controversial AZ immigration law that has not yet been implemented by the state of Arizona. The Court allowed authorities (i.e. police) to make enquiries into a person’s immigration status in this country by requesting proof of legal documents. Since this controversial section of the law [...]
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June 27, 2012
What’s the difference between “harboring” an illegal immigrant or letting him “live” with you? Any? Judge Posner thought there is a difference. “‘To harbor’”, J. Posner said, “is ‘to shelter’, which is not synonymous with ‘to provide a place to stay.’… ‘To shelter’ has an aura of protectiveness, as in taking ‘shelter’ from a storm… [...]
June 15, 2012
Last year Obama administration instituted an immigration policy to review deportation cases closely and prioritize review of cases with a focus on individuals with criminal records. Some critics said that, “of the roughly 300,000 cases reviewed, only 4,400 deportations of undocumented immigrants had been halted so far. Stopping fewer than 2 percent of deportations is not good enough, one [...]
July 27, 2010
Alien gets deported because claims that he suffered name calling and bullying as child on account of his Jewish religion when he lived in Ukraine, and where alien also claimed that he would be jailed for failing to register for mandatory military service if forced to return to Israel. Evidence of anti-Semitic attacks, insults and threats that alien endured as child did not rise to level of persecution and failed to demonstrate that alien was under imminent risk of harm. Moreover, threat of jail time in Israel for military desertion was insufficient to constitute persecution in absence of evidence that alien would receive harsher punishment on account of his religion.