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NEW DMCA BLOG BY DMCA PARTNER DAVID ARMENDARIZ: BORDER PATROL AND THE UNLAWFUL USE OF FORCE

The Border Patrol (BP) is the federal law enforcement agency whose functions were previously performed by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). It is now part of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), an agency within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The last couple of years have been tough

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

JUSTICE DELAYED (AGAIN)! SOLUTIONS TO THE CROWDED IMMIGRATION COURT DOCKET

Recently, the San Antonio Immigration Court announced the cancellation of its non-detained docket for September, the third consecutive month, and it may be cancelled in October too. The cancellations will result in delaying hundreds of immigrants’ cases, many with strong claims to remain here, for years. While they wait for

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

JOE DE MOTT ON THE CHILDREN FLEEING TO THE U.S.

When I see reports of children fleeing to America, I think of my great-grandfather. During the potato famine, he and his brother were orphans in Ireland. They scraped together money to buy tickets to America. Three day before the boat sailed, his brother died. He sold his brother’s ticket, and

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Monday, July 28, 2014

FOLLOWING THE RULES: AN OVERVIEW OF THE GOVERNMENT’S RESPONSIBILITIES WHEN APPREHENDING UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN WHO HAVE RECENTLY ARRIVED TO THE UNITED STATES.

The recent influx of unaccompanied children from Central America and other countries has dominated the news. As usual, whenever the topic of immigration arises, a common theme is that immigrants should follow the rules. Indeed, immigrants are often chastised by anti-immigration activists for allegedly not following the rules. Ironically, these

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Friday, July 11, 2014

WORK AUTHORIZATION FOR SPOUSES OF H-1B NONIMMIGRANTS

In the face of Congressional inaction on immigration reform, the Department of Homeland Security has proposed a rule change which may grant certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants work authorization. Currently, H4 nonimmigrant spouses are not allowed to work or must find their own work-authorized nonimmigrant status. The current

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Friday, May 16, 2014
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