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  • Through UT's Back Door

    A secret investigation by University of Texas authorities found that a group of Pakistani students gained admission with fake transcripts. Then, the alleged forger disappeared, leaving his friends to take the fallout.
  • Us deportations to Muslim nations soar

    In the year after Sept. 11, the US government increased the deportation of people from Muslim nations, as it eased up on illegal immigrants from Mexico and other countries. The largest percentage increases in deportations last year were for citizens in Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Yemen, Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Algeria and Saudi Arabia. Deportations to Mexico fell 24 percent.
  • How a Canadian man married an American--and got deported

    The article tells the story of a recent law intended to bust phony asylum-seekers that catches others, as well. It details the case of an American woman married to a Canadian man, who forgets to fill out a travel form for a visit to Toronto and is detained and ejected from the U.S.
  • Legault

    CBC News investigates the case of Alex Legault, an American fugitive living in Montreal. Wanted for fraud in Florida, Texas and Louisiana, Legault has fought extradition for 18 years. Legault's companies are also under investigation for fraud.
  • INS fails to see the light

    The National Law Journal reports on how the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) has been denying detained aliens the right to hear a presentation about their legal options from a group of New York lawyers. "Under rules promulgated in 1998, the lawyers should have been able to do so, but were stymied for a year and half, even as the agency proudly announced the expansion of the legal access program to federal prisons and county jails," the story reveals.
  • A Man's Asylum Fight in the Land of the Free, Judge's Behavior Sparks Outrage but Little Relief, Few Applicants Succeed in Immigration Courts

    These articles address the cases of two political refugees who seek asylum in the U.S. and their trials at the hands of the INS and the U.S. Immigration Court. There are no written standards for immigration judges. In these stories, Judge Thomas M. Ragno decides a Sudanese refugee is not Catholic because the man did not what parochial schools were (there are none in Sudan). The refugee spends three years in jail before his case is overturned. Myanmar activist Tialhei Zathang still waits on an appeal trial after Judge Joan V. Churchill decides he is an Indian citizen, despite the testimony of U.S. professors and Myanmar parliament members who support him.
  • No Way Out

    The Rhode Island Monthly looks at the highly debated issue of illegal immigration. Some argue that illegal aliens cost taxpayers millions of dollars- receiving free education for their children and medical services. Others debate that illegal aliens provide the U.S. with a strong economy, doing the jobs that would not normally be done. In addition, critics say 'it is common for illegals to obtain false Social Security numbers so that they can work. Therefore, they have taxes taken out like everybody else.' As more visas expire, they become part of the estimated "12,000 to 40,000" illegal aliens found in Rhode Island. These numbers lead many people to the idea of allowing immigrants "to become legal in a timely and uncomplicated manner."
  • Slender Mercies

    For criminal aliens, the deportation boot is a very swift kick. Courts crop up in prison. Judges lack leeway; Mr. Denara faces exile. A pol intervenes for a pal.
  • Decision near on future of former guard

    Nikolaus Schiffer, who worked at Nazi death camps and lied about his army service to obtain a US visa, now faces deportation. The Office of Special Investigation, an agency in the Justice Department, is prosecuting his case.
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    Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press does special supplement on Haitian refugees on the west coast of Florida; the report documents political and economic repression in Haiti that causes the flight of natives to the United States and the unwelcome reception they receive upon arrival here, which often includes jail and deportation.