Vineyard Man Prevails in Much-Watched Immigration Case

A Vineyard man won a case in the U.S. Supreme Court this week that could affect other immigrants who are trying to prevent deportation.

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Immigration Case Has Vineyard Ties
Jane Seagrave
A Brazilian native who arrived on Martha’s Vineyard in 2000 on a tourist visa but never left is at the center of a U.S. Supreme Court case that will clarify a clause in the federal immigration law concerning deportation.
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For Vineyard Dreamers, DACA Gave Them Stability and Hope
Heather Hamacek
Following President Trump's decision to rescind DACA, some Vineyard students face renewed fears about the future.
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Few Attend Immigrant Rights Forum, But Hundreds Watch
Chloe Reichel

The event was co-sponsored by the Martha’s Vineyard Social Justice Leadership Foundation and the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center social action committee.

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Immigration Issue Stirs Heartfelt Response on Martha's Vineyard
Alex Elvin
Voters in all six Island towns this year will decide whether to join a growing list of cities and towns across the country that have pledged support for their immigrant communities and existing law enforcement procedures.
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Arrests Don't Equal Sweep, But Immigrant Community on Alert
Sara Brown
Arrests last week of two people by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers were isolated events, officials say, but they triggered rumors and fear around the Island.
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Forum Seeks to Reassure Immigrants on Martha's Vineyard During Unsettled Times
Louisa Hufstader
Immigrants on Martha’s Vineyard will not be targeted for deportation by local law enforcement agencies. That was one theme that emerged during a community forum Tuesday.
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Immigration Information
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Edgartown hosts an information session on President Obama’s new immigration policies on Monday, Feb. 23, beginning at 6 p.m.
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Your Passport to Immigration Reform
Alison L. Mead
Island attorney Rebecca McCarthy is working to clarify some of the confusion around President Obama's executive order, which was part of an initiative to address the country's immigration issues. At a recent informational forum, nearly every seat was filled.
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Immigration Order Sees Cautious Reaction on Island
Olivia Hull

Immigrants around the country and around the Island closely followed President Obama’s speech last Thursday when he unveiled a set of actions on immigration.

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