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Caribbean Returnees

Deportation Roulette

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

It is understood that a legal permanent resident who has a brush with the law would be subject to the consequences - including deportation - based on ...

The Homecoming: Re-entry and Reintegration of Returnees

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

"You can never go home again." At least, that's the way the refrain goes. And many Caribbean immigrants are coming to terms with the realization that...

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."

Alternative Detention Resolution

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

For many aggrieved parties, the United Nations is a forum for resolving international disputes. But for Carlyle Leslie Owen Dale, a Jamaican immigran...

Supreme Court Affirms That Defense Attorneys Must Advise Clients About Deportation Consequences

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

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.

Minor Infractions: Supreme Court to Hear Case Involving Immigrants With Low-Level Possession Offenses

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

One week from today the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Carachuri-Rosendo v. Holder which can potentially impact countless legal immigrants and asylum seekers.

Separation Anxiety: How Immigration Laws Fail to Keep Families Connected

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

What happens to a family after one of its members, the chief breadwinner, is deported? For those who are left behind, what are available options for supplemental income?

Protestors Agitated, ICE Responded - and a Haitian Immigrant is Released from Detention

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arlene M. Roberts

The announcement by the Department of Homeland Security that Temporary Protected Status - and suspension of deportation - would be granted to Haitian ...