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US Paid Suspected Nazis Millions in Social Security

Benefits continue after they voluntarily leave US

(Newser) - As an incentive to get them off American soil, Nazi war criminals and suspects were in many cases allowed to keep their Social Security benefits. That left dozens of them—at least 38 of 66 suspects since 1979—to receive millions in US taxpayer dollars over the years, the AP... More »

Jet Passengers Refuse to Buckle Up, Save Deportee

They wouldn't fasten seat belts, and pilots couldn't take off

(Newser) - Passengers aboard a Swedish plane united in a simple but effective protest that has stopped a deportation, at least for now: They refused to buckle their seat belts, and that was enough to keep the plane from taking off, reports the Independent . The unusual action took place when passengers got... More »

100K Petition Obama to Deport Bieber

And just 2K petitioners want him to stay in US

(Newser) - The latest wacky "We the People" petition is one you might actually want to sign: So far more than 101,000 people are asking President Obama to deport Canadian Justin Bieber and revoke his green card. Why? Because Biebs is "wrongly represent[ing]" Americans "in the world of... More »

In First for Obama, Deportations Drop

ICE says focus on criminals has brought numbers down

(Newser) - Immigration officials sent 368,644 people packing in the last fiscal year, a 10% drop from the record 409,849 deported in 2012, the government announced last week. It's the lowest figure ever recorded under President Obama, who has seen deportations rise every year he's been in office,... More »

Obama's 'Drunken Uncle' Staying in US

Onyango Obama gets green card

(Newser) - Onyango Obama, or as some in the GOP like to call him, President Obama's "drunken uncle," is staying in the States. A US immigration judge ruled yesterday that the elder Obama, who dodged deportation for decades and was arrested in 2011 for drunk driving, can remain in... More »

New Zealand to Chef: You're Too Fat to Live Here

Nation familiar with obesity might deport heavy South African

(Newser) - It's like bureaucratic fat-shaming: New Zealand has informed a chef who moved there from South Africa that he is too heavy to stay in the country, reports the BBC . Albert Buitenhuis weighs about 285 pounds, and the government deems the 50-year-old too much of a health risk. (It should... More »

UK Deports Radical Cleric to Jordan After Decade Fight

Abu Qatada will finally face trial in Jordan

(Newser) - A radical Muslim preacher suspected of being a key al-Qaeda operative in Europe arrived in Jordan today to face retrial on terrorism charges after his deportation from Britain, ending a decade-long legal battle over his fate. The return of 53-year-old Abu Qatada was viewed as a victory in Jordan, whose... More »

No Mandatory Deportation for Minor Pot Busts Anymore

Possession of small amounts not a federal felony: supreme court

(Newser) - The federal government should stop kicking people out of the country with no chance of appeal for possessing tiny quantities of marijuana, the Supreme Court has decided. The justices ruled 5-2 that those whose crime is only "social sharing of a small amount of marijuana" should no longer be... More »

53% of US Wants Illegal Immigrants Deported

Senators mull 'biometric' ID requirement for fed workers

(Newser) - Some 53% of American citizens broadly support deportation for illegal immigrants, a Reuters/Ipsos poll finds, with 30% saying most should be deported and 23% saying all should be sent away. Meanwhile, 31% of citizens say the US should let most illegal immigrants stay, and just 5% say all illegal immigrants... More »

New Petition: Deport CNN's Piers Morgan

Signers say he is attacking 2nd amendment with gun-control views

(Newser) - And the quirky White House petitions continue. The latest request submitted to the White House's "We the People" website: an effort to get British CNN host Piers Morgan deported "immediately" for "attacking [the] 2nd amendment." More than 31,500 people have signed the petition thus... More »

Obama Uncle Gets New Deportation Hearing

He was ordered to leave US 20 years ago

(Newser) - President Obama's uncle is getting a new deportation hearing after an appeals board ordered the agency running the US immigration court system to review his case. Onyango Obama, the half brother of the president's late father, is from Kenya but has lived in the United States for decades.... More »

Radical Cleric Leaves UK Prison

Abu Qatada out on bail after deportation effort nixed

(Newser) - As expected, radical cleric Abu Qatada was released on bail from a British prison today, the BBC reports. He had been held for the majority of the past decade; yesterday, however, judges ruled that he couldn't be deported to Jordan for a terror trial because of the country's... More »

Radical Cleric to Be Freed on Bail in UK

Abu Qatada to stay England after court denies extradition bid

(Newser) - A radical Islamist cleric described by prosecutors as a key al-Qaeda operative in Europe cannot be deported from Britain to Jordan to face terrorism charges, judges ruled today in the latest twist in a protracted legal saga. Though the country's Home Office said it intended to appeal against the... More »

Arkansas GOPer: Give Unruly Kids the Death Penalty

Charlie Fuqua wants all Muslims deported

(Newser) - A Republican candidate for Arkansas state legislature says it's time to crack down on rebellious kids—by threatening them with the death penalty. Instituting the punishment "would be a tremendous incentive for children to give proper respect to their parents," writes Charlie Fuqua, a former lawmaker, in... More »

LAPD Won't Turn Over Illegals for Minor Crimes

Force to stop complying with federal detention requests

(Newser) - Illegal immigrants busted for low-level crimes in Los Angeles will no longer be turned over to federal authorities, says LAPD Chief Charlie Beck. The chief, who accuses federal authorities of unfairly treating illegal immigrants involved in petty crimes, says the new policy will be in place by the start of... More »

How Obama Foiled Romney on Immigration

Romney finally backs executive order: Steve Kornacki

(Newser) - After months of dodging the question, Mitt Romney has finally said that as president, he'd support President Obama's executive order giving legal status to illegal immigrants' kids. "The people who have received the special visa that the president has put in place, which is a two-year visa,... More »

Napolitano: Gay Couples to Get Relief From Deportation

ICE agents will consider same-sex couples 'family'

(Newser) - Janet Napolitano put it in writing yesterday: Same-sex couples in "long-term" relationships will be less likely to get deported from the United States, the Huffington Post reports. The Obama administration had already said as much, but Napolitano, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, solidified it in messages to... More »

US: No More Deportation Flights to Mexico

High costs shut down Border Patrol program

(Newser) - The US Border Patrol is ditching a program that offered illegal Mexican immigrants a free ride home, having sent 125,000 people back to Mexico since 2004. While the agency called it effective, it was also expensive—to the tune of $100 million—and recently, there have been too few... More »

Throngs of Immigrants Prepare to Apply for Legal Status

Applications will be accepted starting tomorrow

(Newser) - President Obama's deportation-deferral program begins accepting applications tomorrow , and scores of young illegal immigrants across the nation are preparing to take advantage of it. In California, home to the vast majority of those who are eligible, crowds lined up around the block to get advice from the Coalition for... More »

Young Immigrants Can Seek Legal Status This Month

Details of Obama plan released

(Newser) - Illegal immigrants who came to America as children can start applying for legal status this month, and the first two-year work permits will be granted this fall, reports the Los Angeles Times . Federal officials, announcing details of President Obama's controversial policy shift , say forms will be available online by... More »

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