Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Report: Immigrants improve in fighting deportation. Illegals increasingly winning deportation cases
Miami Herald ^ | 02/14/2014 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL

Posted on 02/14/2014 10:10:42 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Immigrants facing deportation are increasingly finding success in immigration courts, according to a new analysis of court data.

Nearly half of immigrants facing deportation have won their cases in the last year, according to the Transactional Records Clearinghouse at Syracuse University, which collects and studies federal prosecution records.

The government has been losing more deportation cases each year since 2009.

The analysis published Thursday does not say how many deportation cases Immigration and Customs Enforcement, whose lawyers represent the government in immigration courts, successfully appealed to the Board of Immigration Appeals. The government can appeal immigration court rulings to the Board of Immigration Appeals, part of the Justice Department.

Since the start of the 2014 budget year in October, immigration judges ruled in favor of immigrants in about half of the 42,816 cases heard, TRAC reported. In 2013 the government won about 52 percent of the cases.

Immigrants in California, New York and Oregon have been most successful recently, while judges in Georgia, Louisiana and Utah have sided more often with the government, according to TRAC.

"ICE's enforcement strategies and policies are designed to prioritize its resources on public safety, national security and border security threats," said ICE spokeswoman Gillian Christensen. "ICE continues to focus on sensible, effective immigration enforcement that prioritizes the removal of criminal aliens and those apprehended at the border while attempting to unlawfully enter the United States."

(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; courts; deportation; illegal; immigration

1 posted on 02/14/2014 10:10:42 AM PST by SeekAndFind
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
The government has been losing more deportation cases each year since 2009.

Going down like a mob paid boxer.

2 posted on 02/14/2014 10:13:28 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Recycled Olympic tagline Shut up, Bob Costas. Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Headline should read “0bama regime increasingly throwing in the towel on immigration cases”


3 posted on 02/14/2014 10:15:09 AM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

This reporting is a lie; immigrants aren’t improving in fighting deportation. If you’ll notice, the trend began in 2009, the year of obama’s inauguration.


4 posted on 02/14/2014 10:16:05 AM PST by DPMD
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

“ICE’s enforcement strategies and policies are designed to prioritize its resources on public safety, national security and border security threats,”...They only said this a zillion times.. Courts can tell illegals anything but in the end illegals will decide their fate and Obama is there to help them in whatever he can.With is pen and phone


5 posted on 02/14/2014 10:31:19 AM PST by moonshinner_09
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Immigrants aren’t improving their fight, the US Government has been taking a dive since Obama became President!

You have this news, and some where today, someone will say, “Obama has deported more immigrants than any other President!” The only reason his “numbers” look so great is because if Border Patrol picks someone up, and that illegal promises to return to Mexico, they release the illegal and then chalk that up as a “deportation.” That is NOT and never was considered a “deportation” until the Obama administration! But, low-information voters will eat that little snippet UP!

The fact is that Obama’s administration is NOT sending more people out of this country than any other President, not even close!


6 posted on 02/14/2014 10:35:33 AM PST by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

“The government has been losing more deportation cases each year since 2009.”

Key sentence.

What else happened in 2009? Specifically, on Jan 20th? Orders from 0traitor and Holder to DoINJ to NOT pursue/intentionally LOSE cases to flood US with illegal aliens and collapse system.


7 posted on 02/14/2014 10:45:38 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

I don’t understand how any illegal ever wins a deportation case.


8 posted on 02/14/2014 11:44:07 AM PST by Personal Responsibility (I'd use the /S tag but is it really necessary?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Personal Responsibility

It’s quite simple actually. The government attorneys known as OPLA either don’t care or just aren’t putting up much of a fight in these cases. Any alien that isn’t a convicted felon has a better than even chance of winning if he or she has been here 10 years or more. We used to say “ The case isn’t over until the alien wins”. Aside from that, the Immigration Judges are advocates for the alien in many cases. At least that’s what I observed in the Boston district. These people simply aren’t going to be deported by the current administration. They’re future democrats.


9 posted on 02/14/2014 12:35:25 PM PST by ssapro (SSAPRO/ EXBP)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
ICE continues to focus on sensible, effective immigration enforcement that prioritizes the removal of criminal aliens...

By legal definition, isn't that all of them? Doesn't illegal mean criminal? Guess I'm just not nuanced enough.

10 posted on 02/14/2014 12:50:25 PM PST by Hoffer Rand (If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. *Asterisk.*)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson