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Which Side Will Get the Blame for the Failure of Immigration Reform?

Published on Tue, Oct 12, 2010

“Immigration is a Rubik’s Cube really; in order to solve the puzzle, you can’t just be focused on one side of it,” [the Immigration Policy Center's Mary] Giovagnoli says. “What we’ve done is focus exclusively on one side of the puzzle, the interior-border-enforcement side of things.” [...]

Published in the The Washington Independent

Appointed Counsel for Children in Immigration Proceedings

Each year, the government initiates immigration court proceedings against thousands of children, but does not guarantee that those children have legal representation. Like adults, children who cannot afford to hire an attorney or find pro bono counsel are forced to navigate the complex and adversarial immigration system on their own, even though the government is always represented by a trained attorney.

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J.E.F.M. v. Holder

On July 9, 2014, the American Immigration Council, with co-counsel American Civil Liberties Union, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Public Counsel, and K&L Gates LLP, filed a nationwide class-action lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington on behalf of children who are challenging the federal government's failure to provide them with legal representation as it carries out removal proceedings against them.

The complaint charges the U.S. Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Health and Human Services, Executive Office for Immigration Review, and Office of Refugee Resettlement with violating the U.S. Constitution's Fifth Amendment Due Process Clause and the Immigration and Nationality Act’s provisions requiring a “full and fair hearing” before an immigration judge. It seeks to require the government to provide children with legal representation in their immigration proceedings.Read more...

Ritter OKs ICE program

Published on Wed, Jan 05, 2011

Late last year, representatives of the Immigration Policy Center of the American Immigration Council, harsh critics of Secure Communities, applauded Ritter’s approach to the program and said it could serve as a model to other states that are unwilling to accept ICE’s conditions for participation. But that did not soften criticisms from some factions in Colorado.

Published in the The Pueblo Cheiftan

Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter Vol. 2, No. 10

This issue covers litigation challenging USCIS's failure to provide evidence of LPR status, new Supreme Court rules, and asylum resources.

Published On: Monday, August 27, 2007 | Download File

Alternative immigration ‘compacts’ crop up nationwide, and in Sarasota

Published on Mon, Feb 28, 2011

Last week, as several immigration-enforcement bills made their way through state legislatures, alternative bills and state compacts were proposed to deal with problems related to immigration.

The Immigration Policy Center indicates that business leaders, elected officials, community activists and faith groups in Utah and Indiana have signed “state compacts” — declarations of principles to guide the state’s immigration discussion, adding that, “The Indiana Association of Cities and Towns—which includes 120 Indiana mayors—added their names to the list of city, business, religious and education leaders who think Indiana’s copycat enforcement bill, SB 590, is a bad idea.” Read more...

Published in the Florida Independent

Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter Vol. 4, No. 12

This issue highlights a case rejecting the CIMT analysis in Silva-Trevino, Supreme Court developments, adjustment of status for K-2 visa holders who turn 21, Track 3 FOIA litigation, motions to dismiss immigration cases in district court, and a settlement in a class action for passport applicants.

Published On: Thursday, November 5, 2009 | Download File

The Green and White World of Egoitz Iturrixa Zubiri

May, 2009
Egoitz Iturrixa Zubiri

The Exchange Visitor Program is proud to announce Egoitz Iturrixa Zubiri as May's Exchange Visitor of the Month. Each month, we select an exchange visitor who has made an effort to get involved in his/her community and explore American Culture. Read more...