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Shahid Haque informs Latinos in Montana about their rights if they encounter local police officers who ask about their immigration status, as well as what to expect if you are ever arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") and placed into deportation proceedings.
We have a broad and diverse immigrant population in Montana -- more than most realize. There are a lot of issues that immigrants face in Montana. Shahid Haque has represented over a thousand Montana immigrants and their families, and has significant knowledge about issued and trends facing immigrants in Montana.

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Featured in MEL Magazine: How "Illegal Alien" Became a Lightning Rod Issue in America

Shahid Haque is an immigration lawyer in Montana who a decade ago published a blog post arguing that “illegal alien” is a dehumanizing phrase. The key shift from the origin of the word “alien” is that in 2019, it’s used as a shorthand to categorize black and brown immigrants. “The average American conjures a common image: a Mexican person. It’s a phrase that makes people feel better than another group, and makes it easy to blame ‘illegals’ as the source of problems,” Haque tells me.

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Video Statement on ICE Subpoenas for Montana State Employment Data

Yesterday, an employee of the Montana Department of Labor quit in protest over the fact that his employer was about to give out confidential employment information to Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE”), so that they could use that to raid businesses in search of undocumented immigrants. In this video I law out some of the important background information on this issue.

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Firm Prevails in Lawsuit Against Montana Highway Patrol's Racial Profiling of Latinos

On April 4, 2014, the Border Crossing Law Firm prevailed in its class action lawsuit against the Montana Highway Patrol, which was brought because the Montana Highway Patrol was engaging in a practice of detaining Latino drivers and passengers for the purpose of checking into their immigration status.

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Attorney General Tim Fox is Wasting Taxpayer Dollars on Ideologically-Driven Challenge to President Obama’s New Immigration Policies

Today, Attorney General Tim Fox joined in a lawsuit to challenge President Barack Obama’s recent executive action on immigration, which will protect hundreds of Montana children from being separated from their undocumented parents. Shahid Haque, an immigration attorney in Helena, believes that “it is disappointing that the Attorney General is once again wasting taxpayer dollars and his office’s limited resources by pushing his own ideological agenda.”

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Video: An Overview of Immigration Issues in Montana

We have a broad and diverse immigrant population in Montana -- more than most realize.  There are a lot of issues that immigrants face in Montana.  Shahid Haque has represented over a thousand Montana immigrants and their families, and has significant knowledge about issued and trends facing immigrants in Montana.  Learn about some of these issues in an interview that Shahid Haque did for the Helena Civic TV show "Everybody's Business."

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Pot, Meet Kettle: U.S. Department of Justice's Mishandling of Violent Assault Against Missoula Woman

The U.S. Department of Justice report on the Missoula County Attorney’s office doesn't tell the story of every abuse victim in Missoula.  It doesn't tell the story of my pro bono client, who was in a long-term abusive relationship and was the victim of an assault committed by her ex-spouse in Missoula.  

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Video: NAFTA and How U.S. Trade Policy Impacts Immigration

In our national debates on immigration reform, we typically omit an extraordinarily important component of the whole discussion: How U.S. trade policy impacts immigration. Understanding how trade policies such as NAFTA actually create and drive undocumented immigration is essential to the discussion, and is perhaps the missing link to greater public understanding and appreciation of the need for immigration reform.

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