The back-and-forth between the federal government and states over the federal Secure Communities immigration enforcement program goes back a long way shortly after the program first began rolling out in late 2008.
ICE announced Monday the arrest of more than 3,100 convicted criminals and illegal re-entrants within a six-day period last week.
ICE announced on Tuesday the creation of a new position that will work with non-governmental organizations, advocacy groups and immigrants to make sure their voices are heard.
In a new sign of the deep dissension over immigration, the union representing some 7,000 deportation officers of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement has so far not allowed its members to participate in new enforcement training.
For the next six weeks in Denver, prosecutors will review all 7,800 cases in Denver Immigration Court, to determine which immigrants pose a threat or security risk and which ones do not.
When Obama’s immigration enforcement director told agents to deport only serious criminals, immigrants hoped the president’s record deportations might slow. Now their lawyers tell Terry Greene Sterling they face an even greater risk.
President Barack Obama says he backs U.S. immigration reform, announcing last month an initiative to ease deportation policies, but he has sent home over one million illegal immigrants in 2-1/2 years -- on pace to deport more in one term than George W. Bush did in two.
A group tasked with suggesting fixes for the Secure Communities immigration enforcement program released its report on Thursday as five committee members resigned in disagreement, including all three union members and a retired police chief.
After years of ‘silent raids’ and federal workplace audits, unions and community allies are going on the offensive.
The Obama administration is bringing its policies closer in line with its deportation rhetoric. The Department of Homeland Security has issued new guidelines that will allow some people who are currently facing deportation to have their cases stayed.
About a hundred people showed up Tuesday to President Obama’s re-election campaign headquarters at One Prudential Plaza in downtown Chicago to protest the Secure Communities program.
An Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigation into allegations of racial profiling and abuse by federal agents in the Detroit area has cleared officials of any wrongdoing and prompted bitter disappointment among immigrant rights advocates.
The Obama administration deported nearly 400,000 people last year – a record – with the number driven up by those tossed out for traffic violations and drunken driving, according to a report on Friday.
26 year old Marcelo Castañeda Llamas, an Illinois DREAMer, was scheduled to be deported yesterday. The good news is that he wasn’t.