"The Pew Research Center's recent study concluding that the number of Asian immigrants moving to the United States now exceeds the number of Latinos hardly seems surprising to me or many of my fellow immigration attorneys. My law firm, Wildes & Weinberg P.C., which has focused exclusively on United States immigration matters for more than 50 years, has seen a dramatic uptick in the number...
New policy cuts deportations
"Terrazas, now 26, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, was a student at Arizona State University in May 2009 when she and some friends were stopped for speeding during a camping trip to Payson. The police officer suspected that Terrazas, a passenger, was in the country illegally. She had no state ID and refused to say where she was born.
The officer called Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, who sent agents to pick up Terrazas after she spent the night at a detention facility in Holbrook.
The ICE agents drove her back to Phoenix, where Terrazas said they grilled her until she finally broke down and admitted she was born in Mexico and didn't have any papers.
By ICE standards, Terrazas was considered a low-priority case. She didn't have a criminal record and was pursuing a college degree. But agents put her in deportation proceedings anyway, as was routine, even in low-level cases. Because of her good record, however, agents released her on her own recognizance instead of holding her in a detention facility and gave her a notice to appear later in immigration court, Terrazas said."
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