Russian immigrants on rouble’s free fall: sadness and indifference


Some fear speaking out and some voice sadness for people who are scraping byOthers say they are paying attention but feel ‘disconnected’ from RussiaRussian rouble collapse costs Arsenal’s Alisher Usmanov £517m in 48 hoursRouble surges as Moscow fights back against financial crisis - as it happened Continue reading... Business | The Guardian Read more [...]

Domestic violence ruling may help thousands of immigrants get asylum


Heidy fled her native Honduras for the United States on the advice of police. There was nothing they could do, they told her, to protect her from her abusive husband, a drug trafficker who spat on her, raped her — the first time when she was 17 — and threatened her at gunpoint.
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On Texas border, volunteers get to work to help flood of immigrants


The old-fashioned trolley bus stopped just outside Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and eight or so passengers — new immigrants who had just stolen across the Rio Grande from Mexico — filed off, clutching water bottles and manila envelopes marked with their intended destinations in the U.S.
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Homeland Security may reduce deportations of nonviolent immigrants


As city and county jails across the country increasingly refuse federal requests to hold foreigners who have overstayed their visas or slipped across the border, the Obama administration is moving toward a new policy that would limit deportations chiefly to immigrants who have been convicted of…
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Obama weighs bond hearings for detained immigrants


The action could allow the release of thousands of people if judges approve bond in a move that might allay concerns of Latino groups and other allies over deportations. WASHINGTON — Obama administration officials are considering allowing bond hearings for immigrants in prolonged detention, officials said, a shift that could slow the pace of deportations because immigration courts expedite cases of incarcerated immigrants. Nation - latimes.com Read more [...]

New York program gets public defenders for immigrants


The pilot initiative provides free legal counsel to some low-income people facing deportation. Immigrant rights advocates elsewhere hope to start their own programs. NEW YORK — Anderson Cadet arrived at the Varick Street courthouse in an orange jumpsuit, shackled at the wrists, prepared to fight his deportation without an attorney. Nation - latimes.com Read more [...]