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N.J. Muslim Leader’s Deportation Hearing Delayed Until March

An attorney for Mohammad Qatanani says a hearing originally scheduled for Sept. 12 has been delayed until March.


Long Island City Immigration Office (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

City Council Approves Plan To Keep Police Detainees From Immigration Officials

The New York City Council on Wednesday approved a measure that will make it more difficult for immigration officials to detain people being released from police custody.


Indonesian families in New York and New Jersey are fighting to avoid deportation. (credit:

Temporary Reprieve For Indonesian Christians Facing Deportation

A group of Indonesian Christians facing deportation has been granted a temporary reprieve, according to the leader of a New Jersey church that granted them sanctuary.


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Young Immigrants Take Advantage Of New Program On First Day

The Obama administration announced in June it would stop deporting many illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children.


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N.J. Church Offers 2 Men Wanted For Deportation Sanctuary, Vows To Fight

Both men, many years ago, overstayed tourist visas, missed deadlines for applying for asylum and submitted to GPS ankle monitors, but were told to report for deportation during the past month.


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Dozens Of Indonesians In NJ Sent Deportation Warnings Despite Deal

Federal lawmakers are planning to introduce legislation aimed at helping a group of Indonesian immigrants facing deportation, despite what they say is a special agreement with federal authorities that allows them to live and work in the U.S.


(l-r) Henri Velandia faces deportation to his native Venezuela despite being legally married to Josh Vandiver because the federal government does not recognize same-sex marriages. (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Deportation of Partner In Same-Sex Couple Halted

A Venezuelan salsa dancer who legally married an American man in a same-sex ceremony last year has had his deportation placed on hold.


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L.I. Rep. Wants Review Of Immigration Case As Young Emily Ruiz Returns Home

“This bureaucratic overreach and utter failure of commonsense has left a little girl, a U.S. citizen no less, stranded thousands of miles from her parents,” Long Island Congressman Steve Israel said.


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Emily Ruiz, L.I. Girl Caught In Immigration Nightmare, Is Coming Home

Emily Samantha Ruiz is returning from Guatemala Tuesday night and will be reunited with her parents and younger brother in Brentwood.


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Report: Man Found Dead In Car Was Army Vet

The body of Dardar Paye was found in the trunk of one of the cars, apparently dead from a gunshot wound.


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Paterson Pardons Three More Subject To Deportation

Gov. David Paterson announced on Thursday three more pardons to individuals subject to deportation.


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Paterson Pardons 24 To Stop Deportations

Gov. David Paterson has issued pardons to 24 immigrants with prior criminal convictions, to prevent their deportation.


Omar and Dania Audi

Lebanese Couple Faces Deportation As Son Fights For Life

Omar Audi is a typical nine-year-old, except that he’s battling a deadly disease – and soon, he may be forced to do it alone, as his parents face deportation.


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Deported Immigrants Who Returned To U.S. Arrested

Officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement said the 54 arrests in the NYC area came as part of a four-day sweep conducted in recent days.