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Nearly One in Six Current Deportation Cases Dropped in Several U.S. Regions

According to the Associated Press, the Obama Administration recently recommended that more than 1,600 current U.S. deportation cases be canceled. Recently pledging to focus its efforts on those immigration cases involving criminal behavior, the White House has advised immigration authorities to reconsider deportations of undocumented residents with no criminal history. The news does not create …

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Border Patrol to Enforce Stiffer Penalties

U.S. Border Patrol agents will soon begin enforcing a “consequence delivery system” that specifies increasingly harsh penalties for those caught repeatedly crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. After being implemented in the Tucson, Arizona, sector last year, the system is set to take effect along the entirety of the nearly 2,000-mile-long southern U.S. border. U.S. immigration …

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Man Wins Green Card Based on 2010 ‘Inspected and Admitted’ Ruling

A 32-year-old California man was recently granted his green card after immigration authorities applied a little-known 2010 ruling in his case. The ruling in question involved Graciela Quilantan, who entered the United States without documentation in 2001. In 2010, the federal Board of Immigration Appeals ruled that despite her lack of proper documentation, Quilantan’s entry …

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Despite Romney?s Stance, Mormons Moderate on Immigration

Although Mormons are typically more conservative than the general population, Mormons appear to be almost evenly divided over issues of immigration. According to a 2011 study by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, Mormons’ views on sex and reproductive rights are very conservative when compared to the general public. Almost 80 percent of …

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Canadian Program Could Mean More US Asylum Seekers

The debate about U.S. immigration policies often focuses on the country’s border with Mexico, but more attention might soon be paid to the country’s northern border. A “balanced refugee reform” program set to be launched by Canada’s Conservative-led government might result in a flood of asylum seekers crossing the border from Canada to the United …

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