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Deported Mexican activist turns self in to U.S. authorities

Tijuana, Mexico, Mar 18 (EFE).- Mexican activist Elvira Arellano turned herself in Tuesday to U.S. immigration authorities, whom she will ask - for humanitarian reasons - to be allowed to return to the country from which she was deported in 2007 Accompanied by her two children, the human rights defender crossed the border into the United States along with the fourth group of immigrants from the "Bring Them Home" movement.

Deported Mexican activist turns self in to U.S. authorities

Tijuana, Mexico, Mar 18 (EFE).- Mexican activist Elvira Arellano turned herself in Tuesday to U.S. immigration authorities, whom she will ask - for humanitarian reasons - to be allowed to return to the country from which she was deported in 2007 Accompanied by her two children, the human rights defender crossed the border into the United States along with the fourth group of immigrants from the "Bring Them Home" movement.

Obama wants 'more humane' US deportations

President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered a review to see whether US deportation policies could be conducted more "humanely" following complaints by Latino advocates over mass expulsions of illegal immigrants. Obama last week blamed Congress for high levels of deportations, saying he had no choice but to enforce existing laws because an attempt to pass immigration reform had been jammed in Congress.

Mexican president 'indignant' at U.S. deportations

By Julia Symmes Cobb MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said he is "indignant" at the United States' deportation of Mexican migrants and described U.S. lawmakers as demonstrating a "lack of conscience" in failing to pass immigration reform. In a television interview aired late on Wednesday Pena Nieto said he and U.S. President Barack Obama discussed the issue during their meeting at a North American leaders' summit held last week in Mexico.

Migrants with undocumented kin reluctant to sign up for Obamacare

Washington, Feb 27 (EFE).- Some immigrant families who are eligible for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act remain reluctant to sign up because they fear it could lead to the deportation of undocumented relatives, the executive director of the National Immigration Law Center said Thursday. "We want the community to understand that there are no immigration consequences, that there are no deportation procedures," Marielena Hincapie said in a teleconference with Spanish-language media.

Migrants with undocumented kin reluctant to sign up for Obamacare

Washington, Feb 27 (EFE).- Some immigrant families who are eligible for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act remain reluctant to sign up because they fear it could lead to the deportation of undocumented relatives, the executive director of the National Immigration Law Center said Thursday. "We want the community to understand that there are no immigration consequences, that there are no deportation procedures," Marielena Hincapie said in a teleconference with Spanish-language media.

Court nixes deportation order against Philippine woman

The Tokyo High Court allowed a Philippine woman, an illegal immigrant, to stay in Japan on Wednesday, reversing an initial ruling that upheld a deportation order against her. Presiding Judge Koichi Namba said the 55-year-old woman has lived in the country "peacefully for more than 20 years" and that her de facto marriage to a Japanese man prior to the deportation order had been stable.

Obama urged to halt deportations of the undocumented

Chicago, Feb 17 (EFE).- On the occasion of the Presidents' Day celebrations, pro-immigrant groups launched Monday a national campaign asking Barack Obama to sign an executive order ending deportations. "Latino immigrant leaders and allies launch a campaign asking the President to use 'The Power of the Pen' to provide immediate relief from deportation to undocumented immigrants," the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities, or NALACC, said in a statement.

French court rejects residency for deported Roma schoolgirl's family

A French court Tuesday rejected an appeal for residency for the family of a Roma schoolgirl whose deportation sparked outrage and student protests in the country. A court in the eastern city of Besancon ruled that the public magistrate handling the case had been right in upholding the October 9 expulsion of 15-year-old Leonarda Dibrani, her parents and six siblings to Kosovo. The Dibrani family can appeal the latest ruling. The family, who were informed in a telephone call of the court decision, expressed shock denouncing the ruling as inhumane.

French court rejects residency for deported Roma schoolgirl's family

A French court Tuesday rejected an appeal for residency for the family of a Roma schoolgirl whose deportation sparked outrage and student protests in the country. A court in the eastern city of Besancon ruled that the public magistrate handling the case had been right in upholding the October 9 expulsion of 15-year-old Leonarda Dibriani, her parents and six siblings to Kosovo. The Dibriani family can appeal the latest ruling. The case triggered outrage as Leonarda was taken by the authorities while she was on a school trip.
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