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Dec 10, 2015

Lawyers: Process to contest no-fly list is still inadequate

PORTLAND, Ore. — The federal government has not sufficiently improved the process for people barred from flying over the U.S. to challenge their placement on the no-fly list, lawyers for six people on the list told a federal judge Wednesday. Attorneys from the American Civil Liberties union said the government is not providing enough information […]

Nov 21, 2015

Obama plea to Supreme Court: Save my immigration plan

The Obama administration appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to rescue its plans to shield from deportation millions of immigrants who are in the country illegally. Moving quickly to put the issue before the justices in time for a decision while President Barack Obama is still in office, the administration called for the […]

Nov 17, 2015

Mayor on refugees: ‘To turn our backs is very wrong’

Setting herself apart from a national groundswell of opinion against admitting more refugees from the Syrian crisis to the United States, Mayor Lovely A. Warren made the case Tuesday for welcoming those in need. Warren rested her case partly on the protection afforded by the legal vetting that goes on before immigrants can be admitted. […]

Nov 17, 2015

Paris attacks deepen opposition to refugee influx

WASHINGTON — The deadly Paris attacks have intensified Republican opposition to letting thousands of Syrian refugees come to the United States. Republican presidential contender Marco Rubio on Sunday said the United States cannot do so because it’s impossible to know whether people fleeing Syria have links to Islamic militants — an apparent shift from earlier […]

Oct 8, 2015

Homeland Security hosts ‘kids and trucks’

Agents and vehicles assigned to U.S. Border Patrol Rochester Station recently joined other law enforcement agencies, first responders, and businesses to display trucks and vehicles at the annual “Kids and Trucks” event, hosted by Children’s Institute. Several thousand Rochester area families visited Frontier Field where children learned about the vehicles on display and their use. […]

Oct 5, 2015

Members named to new advisory council

Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence Marks Monday named members of an advisory group that will work to address the concerns of judges, the bar, litigants and others with regard to a topic of increasing public interest — immigration-related issues arising in Family Court. These include access to immigration benefits such as Special Immigrant Juvenile Status; potential […]

Aug 4, 2015

Border Patrol holding academy

Due to interested in local operations, the U.S. Border Patrol will offer a Citizen’s Academy to Oswego-area residents and community leaders. The academy will begin on Aug. 27 and will provide a behind-the-scenes opportunity to learn more about the U.S. Border Patrol and its role in the community. The academy is open to people 18 […]

Sep 23, 2014

Obama and immigration: High hopes, a mixed record

WASHINGTON — There were about 30, all Mexican nationals desperate to avoid deportations that would separate them from their families. Living in Illinois, they appealed for help from their new U.S. senator, Barack Obama. He turned them down. It was one of the first times Obama could have used the power of his office to […]

Sep 2, 2014

Causes of Honduran migration discussed

A discussion on “What’s Causing Honduran Migration to the United States” will be presented at 7 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh St. Daniel Reichman, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Rochester, will explore the long and short-term causes of rising levels of migration from Honduras, focusing […]

Jul 24, 2014

NYSBA president: Immigrant children should have counsel

Children facing possible deportation should have legal representation at immigration hearings, New York State Bar Association President Glenn Lau-Kee wrote Tuesday in a letter to members of the state congressional delegation, urging funding be provided. “At the hearings, the government will be represented by an attorney and a judge will sit to hear the matter […]

Jul 23, 2014

City to explore housing immigrant children

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren and senior staff are gathering information before making a decision on an inquiry about housing 172 immigrant children at the former Blossom South Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The city will do its due diligence to answer all questions, particularly pertaining to the children’s health and safety if they are housed here […]

Jul 17, 2014

Syracuse seeks to shelter young migrants

SYRCAUSE (AP) — The mayor of Syracuse has asked President Barack Obama to speed along the approval process to provide a local shelter for young Central American migrants surging across the border. Mayor Stephanie Miner wrote a letter to the president Thursday saying the city and its leaders welcome the chance to provide shelter to […]

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