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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...

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...

Isolated in Detention: Legal Representation and Detained Immigrants

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

In a report released earlier today, the National Immigrant Justice Center found that the availability of affordable legal services for immigrant detainees is grossly inadequate.

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...

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.

Transfers Imminent as Varick Street Immigration Detention Center Set to Close

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

The decision by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to close its 300-bed facility at Varick Street in Manhattan is of great concern to immigrant rights advocates.

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 ...