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  1. Should Donald Trump be Impeached Over his Racial Attacks and Abuses of Power Regarding Immigration? Roger Algase

    Update, July 31 at 8:10 pm:

    If and when our politicians finally find the courage to initiate impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump, which could be becoming more and more likely as his abuses against immigrants - and our democracy - continue to pile up almost with each passing day or week, one of the impeachment articles might very well include his horrific abuses against detained immigrant children, at least as alleged in the latest Huffington Post report.

    These allegations include forced drugging of children, something reminiscent of Stalinist Russia; and, according to a court affidavit from a detained 16-year-old girl who alleges that border patrol guards kicked her throughout the night, forcing girls to strip naked in front of the guards.

    Is this the United States of America, or is this a Nazi concentration camp? For the Huffpost report, see:

    My original comment follows:

    With each new attack on non-white immigrants and allegation of abuse of power on the part of Donald Trump, the "I". Impeachment, word keeps surfacing more and more in public discussion - with regard to immigration policy specifically, not only other issues which are beyond the scope of discussion topics and which I will not go into here. See:

    The topic of impeachment over immigration has, very understandably, taken on new significance and urgency as a result of the horrendous damage and suffering caused to up to 3,000 young children and their families by Trump's inhuman "zero tolerance" family separation, which Trump finally reversed in the face of opposition and outrage from many of his own supporters, including his own wife, First Lady Melania Trump, but has not yet given up on trying to defend.

    This barbaric policy, which is only one aspect of a widespread attack on all immigrants, legal as well as unauthorized, by the Trump administration, has drawn international condemnation as an alleged crime against humanity and violation of both US and international laws against torture. For more on this topic, see:

    I am not here expressing an opinion on whether Trump should or should not be impeached over his war on brown immigrants. But this subject is worth serious study, as it becomes clearer and clearer with each of Trump's latest racial attacks on immigrants that impeachment may be the only way of preserving the non- racially discriminatory immigration system that America has had for the past half century, and preventing a return to the bigoted framework and ideology of the "Nordics" - only 1924 "national origins" immigration act which Trump's AG Jeff Sessions praised so highly as a Senator only three years ago, and which top immigration advisers such as Stephen Miller are also taking our system back in the direction of.

    Indeed, impeachment may, very arguably, be the only way of saving America's democracy itself from the various immigration and non-immigration related assaults by Trump and his administration, which Professor John Shattuck of the Harvard Kennedy School, who has a long record of supporting human rights as a private lawyer, professor and government official, describes in his powerful February 23 article:

    How Democracy in America can Survive Donald Trump

    I recommend this article as essential summer reading to anyone who cares about preserving our democracy in the "Donald Trump Era".

    Beginning August 6, I will be taking the rest of August off from commenting on about Trump's immigration agenda in order to do further research the impeachment issue, on which not only the future of our immigration system as we know it, but of our freedom and democracy themselves could very well depend.

    I wish all readers a good month of August. See you in September!

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law

    Updated 08-05-2018 at 05:10 PM by ImmigrationLawBlogs

  2. Deportation Terminated on behalf of an Unaccompanied Minor from Central America

    by , 07-31-2018 at 08:03 AM (Matthew Kolken on Deportation And Removal)
    My motion to terminate deportation has been granted on behalf of my client, an unaccompanied refugee child from Central America. The termination order permanently eliminates the threat of removal to a country where he faces unspeakable violence. A Green Card will be forthcoming putting an end to this ordeal.

    I am proud to say that in the four years since the onset of the surge of unaccompanied children and women from the Northern Triangle of Central America I have not had a single client ordered removed.

    I strongly urge my colleagues in the immigration law community to consider taking an unaccompanied minor case on a pro bono basis. Competent representation is a difference-maker that changes lives.

    by , 07-30-2018 at 05:18 PM (Chris Musillo on Nurse and Allied Health Immigration)
    by Maria Schneider

    On July 30, the USCIS announced that it will delay the implementation of a recent memo regarding the issuance of Notices To Appear (NTAs) to foreign national who fall out of status when their immigration petition is denied. The issuance of an NTA initiates deportation proceedings.

    On June 28, 2018 the USCIS issued a new policy memorandum which instructed USCIS Officers to initiate deportation proceedings for those foreign nationals’ whose immigration petition was denied after their I-94 card had already expired. Generally, when the USCIS creates a new policy the USCIS delays implementation of the policy until a guidance memo can be issued. The June 28, 2018 memo did not give a date specific on which the policy would be implemented, meaning it would be implemented immediately.

    Today's announcement indicates the new NTA policy not be implemented until the USCIS guidance is issued. The announcement also confirms that USCIS is not currently initiating deportation proceedings for those whose immigration petitions are denied after their I-94 cards expire.

    For more information on this new policy please join us on Wednesday, August 1, for a teleconference on this new policy and other updates from the USCIS: REGISTER

    Please read the Musillo Unkenholt Healthcare and Immigration Law Blog at and You can also visit us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinknedIn.
  4. ICE delivers more than 5,200 audit notices in 2018

    By: Bruce Buchanan, Sebelist Buchanan Law

    As discussed last week in my blog, Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) were out in force during the week of July 16 delivering Notice of Inspection (NOI)/audit notices. Well now we know the numbers - HSI served 2,738 NOIs and made 32 arrests in a one-week period. This is a massive operation and over 10 times as big as ICE’s operation in California earlier this year.

    ICE announced I-9 audit notices were served to more than 5,200 businesses around the United States since January 2018. During the first phase of the operation, January 29 to March 30, 2018, HSI served 2,540 NOIs and made 61 arrests. Thus, at the present rate, ICE-HSI will reach over 8,500 NOIs for the 2018 calendar year. This is over 5,000 audits more than the highest previous amount of about 3,100 in 2013.

    HSI is currently carrying out its commitment to increase the number of I-9 audits in an effort to create a culture of compliance among employers, according to Derek N. Benner, Acting Executive Associate Director for HSI. HSI’s worksite enforcement strategy focuses on the criminal prosecution of employers who knowingly break the law, and the use of I-9 audits and civil fines to encourage compliance with the law. HSI’s worksite enforcement investigators help combat worker exploitation, illegal wages, child labor and other illegal practices.

    Failure to follow the law can result in criminal and civil penalties. In FY17, businesses were ordered to pay $97.6 million in judicial forfeitures, fines and restitution, and $7.8 million in civil fines, including one company whose financial penalties represented the largest payment ever levied in an immigration case.

    In FY 2018, to date, HSI opened 6,093 worksite investigations and made 675 criminal and 984 administrative worksite-related arrests, respectively. In fiscal year 2017, HSI opened 1,716 worksite investigations; initiated 1,360 I-9 audits; and made 139 criminal arrests and 172 administrative arrests related to worksite enforcement.

    Will your company be the next target? My advice is to be prepared through an internal I-9 Audit. An immigration attorney familiar with I-9 forms and worksite enforcement is the perfect person to assist you in an internal I-9 audit.

    If you want to know more information on employer immigration compliance, I recommend you read The I-9 and E-Verify Handbook, a book I co-authored with Greg Siskind, and available at
  5. Findings of Credible Fear Plummet Amid Widely Disparate Outcomes by Location and Judge


    Updated 08-01-2018 at 01:47 PM by ImmigrationLawBlogs

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