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Eli Kantor is a labor, employment and immigration law attorney. He has been practicing labor, employment and immigration law for more than 36 years. He has been featured in articles about labor, employment and immigration law in the L.A. Times, Business Week.com and Daily Variety. He is a regular columnist for the Daily Journal. Telephone (310)274-8216; eli@elikantorlaw.com. For more information, visit beverlyhillsimmigrationlaw.com and and beverlyhillsemploymentlaw.com


Monday, November 09, 2009

ICE Arrests Migrants with Permits to Be in the Country Legally

Los Angeles Times: Two women who had applied and been approved under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that gives them permits to be in the country legally report being arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, arrests that landed them in jail, in one case for an entire month. Elvira Ayon, 26, who also was approved under VAWA, was arrested in Delano, California, and later taken to an immigration detention center in Arizona where she spent a month before a lawyer gained her released. Jorge Mario Cabrera, spokesman for the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) says such cases are common and calls them proof of the “racial profiling” practiced by ICE.

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