There are about 3 million black immigrants who comprise approximately 9 percent of the nation's foreign-born population. Some of these immigrants have traveled here from poorer countries seeking opportunity; others have sought asylum.
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Mr. Guerrier and 26 other Haitian nationals were returned to Haiti. A week after his deportation, after suffering cholera-like symptoms including extreme vomiting, he died.
The Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in Padilla v. Kentucky when it held that criminal defense attorneys must advise clients about the immigration consequences of pleading guilty.
Instead of expending its resources to deport immigrants like Jean Murat Montrevil, ICE should exercise its discretion to grant Deferred Action.
Given the financial and other challenges of housing families in detention centers, Obama should consider more 'civil' alternatives available, such as releasing families into the community.
Dora Schriro, the new commissioner of corrections for New York City, should fight to remove Immigrations and Customs Enforcement from New York City's jails.
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