ABA Journal

Immigration Law

1386 ABA Journal Immigration Law articles.

U.S. System Stymies Would-be Citizens

A Polish-American couple’s battle, over more than a decade, to become U.S. citizens shows the pitfalls presented by what many see as an arbitrary and unfair American immigration system that…

PD on the Defense for ‘Sham’ Marriage

A former chief public defender in St. Louis was indicted today on charges he arranged a “sham marriage” so that his boyfriend could stay in the United States.

Prosecutors announced…

Deportee Without a Country to Be Released

A federal judge has ordered the federal government to free a man it seeks to deport because it took too long to find a country willing to accept him.

U.S.…

Study: Asylum Disparities Rampant

A study by three law professors finds wide disparities in asylum cases and, at the initial appellate level, a decline in decisions favoring asylum seekers.

The outcome varied based on…

Net Article Cited—by Border Guard

The long arm of the U.S. border patrol is reaching for a computer keyboard.

That’s bad news for Andrew Feldmar, who once wrote an article about his drug use in…

Gov. Signs, Questions Okla. Anti-Immigrant Bill

An anti-immigrant bill signed by the Oklahoma state governor this week won’t be effective until Nov. 1, but is already raising concerns about how it will be enforced.

Among those…

Police Often Ticketed Fort Dix Suspects

Responding to suggestions that police should have checked the immigration status of suspects accused of plotting to attack Fort Dix, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said new laws and more money…

Cuba Blasts Exile’s Victory

A judge’s decision yesterday to dismiss the indictment against Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles took both sides by surprise and prompted both condemnation and jubilance.

Cuba’s top diplomat in Washington…

U.S. Iraq Vets Make Asylum Case in Canada Court

Arguing that the U.S. war on Iraq is illegal, a Canadian lawyer is now seeking asylum there for some three dozen American soldiers who have deserted their units and fled…

‘New Sanctuary’ Churches Aid Illegal Immigrants

Churches in five major cities throughout the country are joining in a “New Sanctuary Movement” intended to help illegal immigrants.

It will include efforts to provide legal help and other…

Posada Freed; ‘Fraud, Deceit & Trickery’ by Feds

A federal judge dismissed all charges Tuesday against Luis Posada Carriles, speaking in scathing terms of the investigation and prosecution that put the Cuban exile and militant in jail on…

Anti-Immigrant Laws Spur Costly Lawsuits

Local ordinances cracking down on illegal immigrants have resulted in lawsuits and big legal bills.

Some of the laws penalize landlords who rent to illegal immigrants and businesses that employ…

Lawsuit: 7-Year-Old Citizen Locked In With Dad

A 7-year-old California boy was rousted from his bed at home by federal immigration authorities and illegally held with his father for 10 hours in a locked room earlier this…

Judge Suspended for Jailing Immigrants

A western Kentucky judge is being suspended without pay for 15 days for jailing indefinitely 17 immigrants initially stopped for traffic violations.

Judge Carol Sue Browning arranged for police to…

Court Bars Release of Cuban Militant

A federal appeals court issued an order yesterday requiring anti-Fidel Castro Cuban militant Luis Posada Carilles to remain in jail.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, based in New…

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