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Immigrants in Detention

NY Governor Pardons Caribbean Immigrants

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Arlene M. Roberts

In 1738, the French philosopher Voltaire wrote, "Love truth, but pardon error." Last week, New York Governor Paterson adhered to that maxim when he p...

Deadline Approaches for Immigrants Seeking a Pardon to Relieve Deportation Consequences

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

This past spring, Gov. Paterson pardoned a young immigrant with a minor criminal record dating back to his teenage years. Shortly thereafter, the gov...

Committed: An Immigration Love Story

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arlene M. Roberts

Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir in which she chronicles her global quest for solace post-divorce, enjoyed an extensive run on the New York...

IACHR Rules That Deportation Not in the Child's Best Interest

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

IACHR found that U.S. deportation policy violates fundamental human rights because "it fails to consider evidence concerning the adverse impact of the destruction of families, the best interest of the children of deportees, and other humanitarian causes."

Tracking Immigrants in Detention

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

Today the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) launched its Online Detainee Locator System (ODLS) designed to provide current status on the locat...

Special Immigration Board of Pardons to Review Deportation Orders

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Arlene M. Roberts

Immigrants in detention or facing deportation orders can breathe a collective sigh of relief now that Gov. Paterson is set to establish a pardons panel to review cases on an individual basis.

Crimmigration: How Misdemeanor Offenses Are Becoming Modern-Day Jim Crow Laws

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

In his recently released book "Texas Tough: The Rise of a Prison Empire", author Robert Perkinson analyzes the life and times of America's harshest, l...

Campaign Launched: Dignity, Not Detention

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Arlene M. Roberts

Varick Street Detention Center was scheduled for closure today, according to an announcement made by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) several...