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Arturo Rios’s Legal Guides

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  • ICE Clarifies Its Position On Immigration Enforcement And Prosecutorial Discretion

    In a recent entry on the Fact vs. Fiction page of its website, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) clarified its position on immigration enforcement and prosecutorial discretionin light of suggestions that the agency is aggressively dismissing cases. Media have suggested th...

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  • Citizenship Case Involving Rwanda Genocide Issue Ends In Mistrial

    We recently wrote a piece about a citizenship and fraud trial in federal district court in New Hampshire involving a Rwandan woman who was accused of committing human rights abuses during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, and then lying on applications to enter the United States in 19...

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  • Second Immigration Tuition Bill Fails In Florida

    A bill that would have allowed certain undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition at colleges and universities in Florida was voted downby the states Senate Judiciary Committee. The bills provisions would have affected students who graduate from a Florida high school after h...

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  • Tenth Circuit Rules Non-Citizens Can Reopen Immigration Cases From Outside U.S.

    An en banc panel of the Tenth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently rejected the governments attempt to block non-U.S. citizens from reopening their casesoutside the country. The regulation at issue is known as the departure bar, whereby non-citizens who have left the country or...

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  • PROTECT Program: Safeguarding Immigrant Civil Rights

    In September of 2011, the Rios Law Firm initiated an immigrant civil rights advocacy program called PROTECT. It was created in response to a dangerous decision handed down in the summer of 2011 by the Board of Immigration Appealswhich has the shocking effect of depriving individu...

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  • PROTECT Program: Safeguarding Immigrant Civil Rights

    In September of 2011, the Rios Law Firm initiated an immigrant civil rights advocacy program called PROTECT. It was created in response to a dangerous decision handed down in the summer of 2011 by the Board of Immigration Appealswhich has the shocking effect of depriving individu...

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  • Authorities Stop Scheme Giving Undocumented Immigrants Illegally Obtained U.S. ID’s

    Federal authorities have busted an elaborate scheme whereby conspirators allegedly sold illegally obtained Missouri identification documentsto undocumented immigrants. According to an indictment announced by U.S. Attorney Beth Phillips of the Western District of Missouri, 14 peop...

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  • Case Seeking Counsel For Mentally Disabled Immigrant Detainees Moves Forward

    U.S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee of the Central District of California recently granted class-action status to a case initiated by the ACLU and other immigrant rights advocates on behalf of mentally disable immigrants who do not have legal representation in immigration court. ...

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  • Federal And State Immigration Policies Affecting Agricultural Industries Across The Nation

    We discussed in a recent article that the Obama Administrations latest policy of seeking to deport only undocumented immigrants with criminal records isnt being applied consistently. In some cases, workplace raids have even continued in spite of Homeland Security saying they have...

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  • Alabama Governor Now Says Controversial Immigration Law Has Damaged His State’s Reputation

    Alabama Governor Robert Bentley is now hesitating to publicly praise his states new controversial immigration law, recently saying that he believes it has damaged Alabamas reputation. He has turned down many requests for national news interviews out of fears that it might only in...

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