Detained by Immigration? What You Need to Know

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While talks of immigration reform continue there is little spoken of the marked increased number of detained foreign nationals by ICE- the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) enforcement arm.   Congress’ expansion of the immigration detention system has created a profitable market for both private prison corporations and local governments.   In fiscal year 2013 almost 244 state and county jails were …

Same-Sex Marriage and Immigrant Rights – the Impact of DOMA on Immigration Reform

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by Hiba Ghalib, Associate Attorney This past weekend was a busy one for both gay rights activists and immigrant advocacy groups.  After the Supreme Court announced last Friday that it had agreed to hear two cases that challenge laws challenging same-sex marriage, over 50 groups supporting gay rights and immigration reform joined together to write a letter to the White …