Saturday, 22 February 2014

13 Controversial U.S. Deportation Stories

Last year, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deported over 350,000 people.

1. Twenty-two-year-old Laura S. was deported “without the right of due process,” according to court documents, after a traffic violation in Pharr, Texas.

Laura had fled to the U.S. to escape her abusive boyfriend. According to Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, she was eligible for “relief from removal.” However, reports state she never saw an immigration judge or had a chance to talk to a lawyer. Days after she arrived in Mexico, she was found dead in a burning car belonging to her ex-boyfriend

2. On Dec. 9, 2008, Mark Lyttle, a mentally disabled American citizen, was ordered to be deported by an Atlanta immigration judge.

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