Could deportation be a consequence for an unpaid hospital bill? It was for Quelino Ojeda Jimenez, a young day laborer who, up until this past February, had been receiving long-term care at the Advocate Christ Medical Center in Chicago.
While LGBT immigrant groups celebrated the recent passage of the right for same-sex couples to marry in New York, their response was more subdued than other gay advocacy groups. Even though civil rights progress for one group often benefits the other, there are still major hurdles same-sex immigrant couples must overcome to fully participate in the victory.
Last week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced changes to its controversial Secure Communities program in response to condemnation from governors, police chiefs, and immigration advocates.
PHR's Christy Fujio applauds The Asylumist for addressing Senator Rand Paul's confusion regarding the basics of asylum law.
The majority of immigrants detained by the Department of Homeland Security are not permitted to challenge the legality of their detention.