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Elise Foley

Mississippi Joins Lawsuit Against Obama Immigration Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The state of Mississippi joined a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration over its decision to stop deporting some undocument...

Gay Binational Couples Need More Than Discretion

Erwin de Leon | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Erwin de Leon

Now, if President Obama is re-elected, he can issue an executive order recognizing legally married same-gender couples, granting them immigration and other benefits. Judging from the past four years though, the chances of this happening are slim to none.

Elise Foley

Same-Sex Couples To Be Officially Considered Families In Deportation Decisions

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Thursday that she will instruct immigration agents to consider same-sex ...

Elise Foley

House GOP Votes To Defund Obama Immigration Efforts

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House voted on Thursday to kill nearly every action by the Obama administration to reform the immigration enforcement system, approv...

Elise Foley

No Conviction, No Freedom: Immigration Authorities Locked 13,000 In Limbo

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On a single day this past fall, the United States government held 13,185 people in immigration detention who had not been convicted of a...

Review Of 300,000 Deportation Cases Begins

Posted 11.17.2011 | Latino Voices

Today, the Department of Homeland Security will begin its review of the 300,000 pending deportation cases, distinguishing between "high priority" and ...

Cristina Costantini

DREAM Act Poster Child Spared Deportation

HuffingtonPost.com | Cristina Costantini | Posted 01.06.2012 | Latino Voices

Benita Veliz, a poster child for the DREAM Act, was spared deportation earlier this week under deportation guidelines established by the Morton Memo o...

Elise Foley

Undocumented Immigrant Forced To Return To Detention After Surgery, Family Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Balal Parveez, a 22-year-old born in Pakistan, underwent a chest surgery on Thursday. No family members were there to comfort him afterw...