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Immigration decision: Is U.S. on the rise, or diminished? Guest commentary

Los Angeles Daily News
May 14, 2015

Once again, the fate of an important national immigration policy hinges on Texas. Thirty-three years ago it was a Texas lawsuit that decided whether undocumented children would be allowed to attend public schools. The answer then was “yes.”

This summer an appellate court will decide upon the legality of a Texas judge’s injunction which, if upheld, would prevent President Obama from deferring deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants.

Posted in Articles by Pamela Hartman, Daily News

Cycling a Way to Break Oil Addicition

With gas prices over $4 a gallon, you’d think I’d be sweating my daily commute from West Hollywood to Encino. I am. My commute takes me 90 minutes and I average barely 10 miles an hour. But I’m not sweating the gas prices; I’m sweating from pedaling over the canyons into the Valley.

Posted in Articles by Pamela Hartman, Daily News

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    07/19/2019

    Since the mid-1980s, immigration courts have operated the Institutional Hearing Program (IHP). The program is designed to quickly deport people serving criminal sentences. Despite how long it’s been in operation, little is known about the IHP. With a lawsuit filed earlier this week, advocates […]

  • ICE Quietly Expands Immigration Detention in the...
    07/18/2019

    While members of Congress were struggling to reach a bipartisan deal in February in order to end the government shutdown, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) quietly expanded its complicated network of immigration jails—this time in the Deep South. In late June, ICE started using […]