Last week there were a lot of gasps from people who couldn’t believe that President Obama was being compared to Maricopa County’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio and was called worse when it came to immigration.
A move by the Obama administration to phase out some federal agreements that give local police authority to take part in immigration enforcement doesn’t go far enough says a diverse group of advocates.
A fiscal year 2013 budget brief released by Homeland Security today has some details on the Obama administration’s immigration enforcement priorities, and one of the losers is the federal-local partnership known as 287(g).
The abyss of our immigration system is destroying lives and hurting our economy. End 287g, put Secure Communities on hold and go after violent felons. Help DREAM kids become American kids. Please, make some sense out of the nonsense.
The controversy over the federal immigration enforcement program known as Secure Communitieshas been brewing since not long after it was first implemented, and that makes it one of the top immigration stories of 2011.
In a yearlong investigation, the Applied Research Center found that at least 5,100 children whose parents are detained or deported are currently in foster care around the United States. Many of the kids may never see their parents again.
Jonathan Perez, 24 stated: “I am undocumented and unafraid; queer and unashamed, I take action now to show the over half million undocumented youth in California that we no longer have to live in fear.
Attorneys for a 23-year-old Latino man announced Wednesday that they have reached a settlement with Cobb County in a lawsuit against the county's police department. Angel Francisco Castro Torres claimed in the lawsuit that two officers stopped him without cause, beat him and then jailed him on a pretext in an effort to get him deported.
Critics are wrong: The Secure Communities program works. It is not the Sheriff's Department that instigates deportation proceedings: That is the role of the federal government. We provide information; ICE decides whether to act on it.
Local media is abuzz with news of President Obama's visit to San Francisco. Unfortunately for immigration policy and for the noble cause of immigrant rights, the media coverage reflects the editorial filters built up by the multimillion-dollar media apparatus set up by Obama's immigrant rights allies in Washington, D.C., who are still seen by the press as the official voice of immigrants in the United States.