Border Region

Op-Ed: Mr. Obama’s Dubious Detention Centers

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016

New York Times Editorial Board The family detention centers the Obama administration has been operating in Texas and Pennsylvania have been an expedient way to handle the soaring...

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Immigration Reform

ACLU Report Documents Struggle Of Deported Veterans

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016

Enrique Salas, who served four years in the Marines and was eligible for citizenship, was deported to Mexico about a decade ago. His mistake? After his brother was killed in a...

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Citizenship

Union-Tribune: Military service leads to U.S. citizenship

Posted by on Apr 22, 2016

By Tatiana Sanchez Daniel Torres, an unauthorized immigrant who enlisted in the Marine Corps using a false birth certificate, became an American citizen on Thursday. He is likely...

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Deferred Action

LA Times Op-Ed: Take the immigration fight to the states

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016

By Karthick Ramakrishnan and Pratheepan Gulasekaram Undocumented immigrants were dealt a major setback last week. After a coalition of conservative states sued the Obama...

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Op-Ed: Mr. Obama’s Dubious Detention Centers

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New York Times Editorial Board

The family detention centers the Obama administration has been operating in Texas and Pennsylvania have been an expedient way to handle the soaring numbers of Central Americans, many of them young children, who have arrived at the Southern border since 2014. They give a sense that Homeland Security has the border situation under control, and they supposedly send a message to other would-be refugees not to come.

U.S. must release child migrants held in family detention, court says

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President Obama’s immigration policy was dealt another blow Wednesday when the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s opinion that child migrants who are accompanied by a parent and currently in family detention should be quickly released.

It left the fate of the parents up in the air, however.

ACLU Report Documents Struggle Of Deported Veterans

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Enrique Salas, who served four years in the Marines and was eligible for citizenship, was deported to Mexico about a decade ago.

His mistake? After his brother was killed in a military training accident, Salas began to use drugs. He served a six-month sentence for possession of a controlled substance. In 2006, his criminal record led to his deportation.