The Brian Lehrer Show

What's Going Through the Courts

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Slate's Dahlia Lithwick talks about three big legal cases going through the Supreme Court right now: the ACA ,same-sex marriage and executive authority/deportations.

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Minor Infractions Cripple Immigrant Families

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Of the 2 million deportations that have been carried out under President Barack Obama, two-thirds of the cases involve individuals who committed only minor infractions or had no criminal record at all. 

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Record Deportations Put Pressure on Obama

Thursday, April 03, 2014


The Obama administration has deported more illegal immigrants than than any other administration in U.S. history. Now advocates are turning up the heat. 

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Majority of Undocumented Workers Caught are Deported: Report

Monday, July 23, 2012

Most New Yorkers detained by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency were deported, according to a new report released on Monday.

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Confusion and Frustration Over Obama’s Deportation Policy

Monday, August 29, 2011

The Obama administration’s latest immigration move—classifying young undocumented immigrants as low-priority for deportation—has caused celebration in some circles, consternation in others and a whole lot of confusion for undocumented individuals who have been desperate for a resolution of their situations.

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US Deportations to Haiti Begin Again

Friday, January 21, 2011

The U.S. deported 27 Haitians on Thursday, as the Obama administration overturned the freeze on repatriations that began one year ago after the earthquake. This group is the first in an unknown number of detainees that will be sent back to their country, most likely to detention centers with known outbreaks of cholera. Marina Giovanelli, reporter from WLRN and the Miami Herald joins us, along with Marleine Bastien, the founder and executive director of Haitian Women of Miami.


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Fear Over Secure Communities: More Immigrants Will Be Lost in Detention System

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

City Council member Ydanis Rodriguez has announced that he will introduce a Council resolution calling on Governor Paterson to remove New York from the controversial immigration enforcement program known as Secure Communities.