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Some deportation and removal proceedings delayed by appeals court

Illegal immigrants living in San Diego may have more hope after a recent decision by a federal appeals court. The decision delayed the deportation of seven individuals until a re-evaluation of their deportation and removal proceedings, leading to speculation that other undocumented immigrants may seek the same type of discretionary ruling, possibly allowing them to stay in the United States indefinitely. The immigrants allowed to stay for now do not have criminal records but were ordered to be deported anyway.

Same-sex spouse charged with DUI in California faces deportation

When a person is charged with a drunk driving offense, her or she faces serious penalties all the way from license suspension to possible incarceration. Those consequences can be serious enough, but they do not uproot a person from everything and everyone that they know. When a person without full U.S. Citizenship is charged with a crime, they face deportation in addition to other consequences.

Border Patrol announces policy changes for deportation proceedings

As many people who live in the San Diego area know, immigration issues are daunting for those who do not understand the complex legal process involved in immigration law. Many people living in this country may be affected by a new policy implemented by the United States Border Patrol. The Patrol is changing its policy on allowing illegal immigrants to return to their country voluntarily with no punishment. The change, announced on January 17, outlines what amounts to the toughest immigration policy changes since Operation Hold the Line began in 1993. Immigration and human rights advocates denounced the Border Patrol's new policy concerning deportation and removal proceedings as misguided and impractical.

Law may prevent some deportations

Immigration news has been all over the headlines in recent years. However, one particular case has not made the same kind of splash other stories have. A California man faced deportation and removal proceedings, but avoided deportation due to a little known intricacy in immigration law. This man recently became a legal resident because he entered the United States legally.

Two college men in citizenship and naturalization fight

The United States immigration system is not necessarily clear or even consistent at times. Although both the Department of Homeland Security and the Obama administration have said that low-level offenders may not face deportation, that does not appear to always be the case. Moreover, individual states are either passing or proposing laws to make life more difficult for undocumented immigrants. At the same time, though, many in California and elsewhere are fighting for laws that would allow immigrants to more easily undergo the citizenship and naturalization process.Two such men who attend Pasadena City College recently returned from Alabama. The two are undocumented immigrants, and they went to Alabama to purposefully be arrested so as to protest a law that has been proposed by a state lawmaker. That law, if passed, would prevent undocumented children from attending a public school.

4 US citizens arrested because of Secure Communities, says ACLU

Many people in the San Diego area have likely heard of the Secure Communities program. Secure Communities is a federal immigration program administered by Immigration and Customs Enforcement that allows local law enforcement to use fingerprint analysis to identify illegal immigrants and check backgrounds against an FBI data base. If a fingerprint check turns up criminal history, it often leads to deportation.

Man facing deportation and removal proceedings, newly married

California residents may not be surprised to hear that federal immigration authorities have substantially stepped up deportations in recent years. According to one person, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has deported more people during the three years of the Obama administration than under any other administration that came before. That has meant that some 400,000 undocumented immigrants are being forced to undergo deportation and removal proceedings every year. One of these undocumented immigrants is a man who came here 16 years ago with his mother as a 6-year-old boy. In January 2010, officials discovered he was living here illegally after they arrested him in connection with an auto theft merely because his fingerprints were found inside a stolen vehicle. However, there was no actual evidence that connected him with that theft, so officials instead charged him with tampering with the car's rearview mirror.

Deportation possible for Occupy Oakland protester

Immigration issues are a highly contentious subject. The Obama administration has not earned the best reputation because of its high rates of deportations, and it seems that as an election approaches, officials are getting tougher on their immigration stance. At least that's how it could seem to one California resident, who is being held without bail in an already overcrowded jail system due to his immigration status.

Students facing deportation instead of a college degree

It was back in January of this year when one California university campus was raided by federal immigration agents and subsequently closed down. The school in question was Tri-Valley University, with its campus located in Pleasanton. The closure came about when it was alleged that the school was a front for illegal immigrants. And now as the case has developed, hundreds of students who went to the university are caught in the crossfire, and are facing deportation and removal proceedings.

ICE deporting some U.S. citizens?

It is truly unfortunate, but it appears that the Obama administration's eagerness to deport record numbers of illegal immigrants is also resulting in the government deporting people who are U.S. citizens. Any California resident watching the news of late knows that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is conducting more immigration raids. During the last fiscal year alone, some 396,000 people were deported. But in some cases, deportation and removal proceedings were less than accurate, resulting in some legal citizens being deported by mistake.

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