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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.

Video: Forum at Carroll College on LR-121, Montana's Anti-Immigrant Law

On October 29, 2012, Professor Alan Hansen of Carroll College hosted a forum to discuss LR-121, the "proof of citizenship" referendum.  The speakers were Shahid Haque (founder of the Border Crossing Law Firm, P.C. and President of the Montana Immigrant Justice Alliance "MIJA"), Moe Wosepka (Executive Director of the Montana Catholic Conference), and Professor Jeremy Johnson.  

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Interview on PoliticktickBOOM, a local Podcast.

Shahid Haque, founder of the Border Crossing Law Firm, P.C., had fun talking to Kev Hamm for this week's episode of his podcast, PoliticktickBOOM! We discussed LR-121, the state of Montana's anti-immigrant referendum, the anti-immigrant laws proposed in the Montana legislature, the suspension of the top Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer in the state, and much more.

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Jesse Laslovich's Voting Record on Immigration Bills in the Montana Legislature

Jesse Laslovich is running for Montana Attorney General, and faces a Democratic primary this June. Jesse Laslovich has served in the Montana legislature since 2000 -- first in the Montana State House of Representatives (from 2000-2004) and then in the Montana Senate (from 2004-2010). The purpose of this post is to analyze his voting record on immigration bills that have come before him.

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Montana Teacher's Citizenship Questioned After Decades of Living in the United States

Earlier this month, I was interviewed by the Great Falls Tribune regarding the case of Anke Davis, a school teacher who emigrated to the United States in 1951. Of course, Ms. Davis was a young girl when she first came to this country. Her parents naturalized before she was 18 years old, and she always assumed she was a U.S. citizen as well. However, after applying for Medicare benefits, she was told for the first time that she was not a citizen. Naturally, this was a huge shock to her.

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Senior ICE Official in Montana Advocated Racial Profiling of Muslims, Was Suspended Pending Investigation

During working hours and from his ICE e-mail account, the top ICE official in Montana, Bruce Norum, forwarded an e-mail to another ICE agent and myself, recommending it as a "good read." The e-mail plainly advocated racial profiling of Muslims, and asked for a form of loyalty test to be administered before a Muslim should be afforded basic due process.

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Refuting Jon Tester’s Anti-Immigrant Positions

Jon Tester (D-MT) is facing a tough run for re-election to the U.S. Senate, but he just keeps giving progressives more reasons not to vote for him. His track record on immigration issues has been abysmal, as I've written about before. Make no mistake about it -- Tester is probably the worst Democrat in the Senate on the issue of immigration, and he is one of the most vocal. The way he talks about the issue, you would think Montana wasn't one of the states with the least number of immigrants in the whole country.

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