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Monthly Archives from January 2013

ICE Does Not Renew Partnership with Local Law Enforcement

Director Morton announced the removal by ICE of 409,849 individuals from the U.S. for FY 2012.  He emphasized ICE’s goal to target the removal of the most serious criminal offenders.  In the past, under the 287(g) program, ICE teamed up with state and local law enforcement to retain and remove undocumented individuals that might have violated traffic laws or engaged in misdemeanors.  However, the agency will no longer be allocating resources to those efforts.  Critics […]

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Change in the Family Unity Waiver Process Good for Families of Undocumented

The proposed change which was just published in the Federal Register minimizes the amount of time that U.S. citizens are separated from their immediate relatives (parents, spouses, children) who are undocumented and in the process of applying for permanent resident status.  The updated process allows undocumented individuals, who meet certain criteria including showing that their immediate relative would suffer “extreme hardship” in their absence, to apply for a provisional unlawful presence waiver while in the […]

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