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Detention & Deportation News Roundup, mid February 2010

February 17, 2010

Source: Alternet

Quotes from DWN member noted below:

Karen T. Grisez, chair of the ABA Commission on Immigration: “This is the most comprehensive study that has ever been done of the immigration removal adjudication system, beginning with the decision of who should be put into removal proceedings and running through the appeals process.”

Beth Werlin, Litigation Clearinghouse Attorney at the American Immigration Council’s Legal Action Centre: “These problems not only diminish the public’s confidence in the system, but even worse, they compromise the statutory and constitutional guarantee of fair process for each person facing removal.

Omar Jadwat, a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Immigrants’ Rights Project: “You’re opening Pandora’s box… When you have local cops getting some short video training and making decisions about someone’s immigration status, it is hugely dangerous because it is a complex and difficult area of the law.”

Alessandra Soller Meetze , director of the Arizona ACLU: “If [SB 1070] passes, Arizona would be the first state in the country to make this specific state crime of immigration trespassing,” said Meetze. “We still think the Constitution prohibits Arizona from passing that law.”

In this Jan. 19, 2010 photo, Analia Maya talks to Dennis Cassin, at the Tango Cafe in Saugerties, N.Y.

Image Source: The Monitor

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