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Immigration Raids During Proceedings Undermine Courts

Immigration courts in our country are set up to determine whether an immigrant has any relief from deportation. But of what use is the system if immigration agents can raid a courtroom and snatch an immigrant even as his matter is being heard before the judge?

Posted in Articles by Pamela Hartman, Los Angeles Daily Journal

Alien Indifference

It was a typical morning in Immigration Judge Stephen Sholomson’s packed courtroom. Fifty or so people – immigrants, their lawyers, interpreters — crammed into the tiny room on the 17th floor of a bank building next to Pershing Square. More immigrants and lawyers ambled in the hallway outside, waiting to be summoned when their case was called. A security guard tried to manage the chaos.

Posted in Articles by Pamela Hartman, Los Angeles Daily Journal

Make Way for the Iraqis

By Pamela Hartman Refugees from the war in Iraq are resettling in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale, bringing with them little more than the shirts on their backs and harrowing tales of kidnap and murder, lives threatened and futures

Posted in Articles by Pamela Hartman, Los Angeles Daily Journal

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  • The Trump Administration Loses Fight to Add...
    01/16/2019

    A federal judge blocked the Trump administration’s plan to add a question on U.S. citizenship to the 2020 Census on Tuesday, ruling that the controversial move “violated the public trust” and would be damaging to immigrants. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the […]

  • How Rural Communities Are Embracing Immigrants...
    01/15/2019

    Small and rural towns across America are increasingly faced with the opportunities and challenges that come with settling new immigrants. In nearly 3,000 rural American towns, the immigrant population grew by 130 percent since 1990. While immigrants are increasingly credited with bringing growth […]