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Service Started at This Church 5 Weeks Ago. It's Still Going On

Dutch Protestant church is trying to protect Armenian refugee family from being deported

(Newser) - A Netherlands church service that started before Halloween is still going on—all to keep police away from a family of Armenian refugees who have sought sanctuary there. Sasun and Anousche Tamrazyan and their three children, ages 14, 19, and 21, recently lost an appeal to stay in the country... More »

Woman Indicted for Trying to Block Man's Deportation

Swedish woman refused to take her seat on plane

(Newser) - A Swedish woman who blocked a man's deportation by refusing to sit down on a plane is being prosecuted for "crimes against the aviation law," authorities say. Elin Ersson, 21, was indicted Friday for refusing to take her seat on a Turkish Airlines flight from Gothenburg on... More »

US Student Stuck in Limbo in Israel

Lara Alqasem denied entry Oct. 2 for alleged support of Israel boycott

(Newser) - An American student detained in Israel for 10 days will have to wait a bit longer to learn her fate. A judge on Thursday delayed ruling on the case of 22-year-old Lara Alqasem, a Florida resident of Palestinian origin, per ABC News . Granted the proper visa in the US, Alqasem... More »

Suspect in Deadly Calif. Attacks Was Deported 6 Times

Cops say he killed 3 in attacks on homeless

(Newser) - A Texas man suspected of killing three people and seriously injuring four in a string of attacks on sleeping southern California men—most of them homeless—had a long criminal history and had been deported from the United States six times, immigration officials said Tuesday night. Ramon Escobar, 47, believed... More »

Deported Nazi Guard Likely to Get Off Scot-Free

German investigator cites lack of evidence of crimes in case of Jakiw Palij

(Newser) - Getting booted from the US may be the only punishment to befall former Nazi prison guard Jakiw Palij. Though US authorities say he was involved in the deaths of 6,000 Jewish people at the Trawniki concentration camp in occupied Poland, the 95-year-old is unlikely to be convicted because of... More »

UK Backs Down From Deporting Child Chess Prodigy

Shreyas Royal, 'greatest British chess prospect in a generation,' was to be sent back to India

(Newser) - The UK's Home Office says that 9-year-old Shreyas Royal shows "immense promise." But that didn't stop the country from preparing to deport the chess prodigy—ranked fourth in the world for his age group and said to be the "greatest British chess prospect in a... More »

Judge Halts Deportation, Warns Jeff Sessions

He says AG could be held in contempt

(Newser) - On learning that the mother and daughter at the center of a lawsuit before him were being deported, a federal judge called the move "outrageous" and ordered its reversal. US District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan warned Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security officials that they could be held... More »

Veteran's Wife Calls Out Trump as Family Is Torn Apart

Alejandra Juarez, 39, says goodbye to one of her daughters

(Newser) - Alejandra Juarez spent a few last moments with her daughters Friday before their family was torn apart, MSN reports. Self-deporting after losing her legal battles against deportation, the wife of a US Marine spoke to the press at Orlando International Airport about President Trump: "He thinks he's punishing... More »

She Refused to Sit on a Plane, Stopped a Man's Deportation

Swedish student Elin Ersson bought a ticket, caused a ruckus til officials took Afghan man off

(Newser) - A Swedish student took a stand—literally—against an Afghan man's deportation from her country, and it worked, at least temporarily. Asylum activist Elin Ersson learned the man was to be flown to Istanbul from Gothenburg and then on to Kabul and bought a ticket for that same Monday... More »

Judge: ICE Can't Deport Pizza Delivery Guy Yet

Pablo Villavicencio gets an emergency stay until July 20

(Newser) - The Ecuadorian who tried to deliver pizza to a NYC Army base and ended up with a deportation order has been granted an emergency stay by a federal judge, reports NBC News . The stay gives Pablo Villavicencio relief from being returned to Ecuador until July 20, reports the AP , though... More »

Teen Murdered After ICE Sends Him Back to Mexico

Manuel Antonio Cano Pacheco was 'really happy in Iowa,' mother says

(Newser) - An Iowa teenager was murdered in Mexico after being returned to his birth country by the US government, CNN reports. Manuel Antonio Cano Pacheco, 19, had DACA status, a family, and worked as a mechanic while attending high school. "He was really happy in Iowa," his mother says.... More »

ICE Detains Pizza Guy at NYC Army Base

Pablo Villavicencio, who's married to a US citizen and has no criminal record, is set to be deported

(Newser) - Pizza deliveryman Pablo Villavicencio says he'd delivered food to Brooklyn's Fort Hamilton many times before. But last week, the 35-year-old undocumented Ecuadorean immigrant found himself detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the US Army base. Now he faces deportation, the New York Times reports. CBS News and... More »

Cops: Flight Instructor Tried to Deport Foreign Student

Calif. man charged with kidnapping

(Newser) - A flight school manager in California and his assistant have been arrested over a bizarre alleged plot to kidnap one of the students and deport him back to China. Police say flight instructor Jonathan McConkey and assistant Kelsi Hoser from the IASCO Flight Training went to the Redding apartment of... More »

Governor's Pardons Challenge White House on Deportations

Jerry Brown pardons 5 men who face being kicked out of country

(Newser) - California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday pardoned five ex-convicts facing deportation, including two whose families fled the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia four decades ago. The pardons don't automatically stop deportation proceedings, but they eliminate the state convictions federal authorities based their deportation decisions on. That gives gives the... More »

US Army Veteran Deported to 'Dangerous Area' of Border

Miguel Perez Jr. served 2 tours in Afghanistan before a drug-charge conviction

(Newser) - "This is a deplorable way to treat a veteran who risked his life in combat for our nation," is Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth's characterization of what has happened to Miguel Perez Jr . The Mexico-born 39-year-old spent roughly three decades as a legal permanent resident here, she says.... More »

Cops: Suspect in Fatal Colts Crash Gave Us Fake Name

Manuel Orrego-Savala had been deported in 2007 and 2009

(Newser) - Police say a man being held in a suspected drunk-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson has twice been deported from the US. Indiana State Police said Monday that 37-year-old Manuel Orrego-Savala is a citizen of Guatemala and gave officers a fake name of Alex Cabrera Gonsales following... More »

Prof Was Getting Kids Ready for School When ICE Came

Syed Ahmed Jamal has lived in the US for 30 years

(Newser) - 'We are the children of Syed Ahmed Jamal, and we are requesting on behalf of our family for your kind help to get back our father." So wrote one of the Lawrence, Kansas, man's three kids—two of whom watched as their father was arrested as he... More »

Facing Deportation, Army Vet Says He'd Rather Die

Miguel Perez Jr. began a hunger strike on Wednesday

(Newser) - An Army vet and longtime green card holder has begun a hunger strike after failing to block his deportation to Mexico, which could be imminent because of a felony drug conviction. Fearing drug cartels will kill him after a failed attempt to recruit him for his military background, 39-year-old Miguel... More »

Colleagues 'Outraged' at Mich. Doctor's ICE Detention

Lukasz Niec may be sent back to Poland after 40 years in US; 'I ... thought it was a prank,' wife says

(Newser) - A quarter of a century ago, 17-year-old Lukasz Niec took a plea deal on two misdemeanors—a move that might send the now-43-year-old Michigan doctor back to his native Poland, despite the fact that he's lived in the US since he was a young child, speaks no Polish, and... More »

Dad of 2 Who's Too Old for DACA Protection Is Deported

39-year-old landscaper Jorge Garcia came to the US when he was 10

(Newser) - Jorge Garcia has lived in the US since he was 10, has paid all his taxes since he first got a job, and doesn't even have so much as a traffic ticket to his name, his supporters say—but on Martin Luther King Day, the 39-year-old landscaper and father... More »

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