Rep. Lamar Smith on Tuesday introduced a bill to suspend the executive branch’s ability to use discretion in immigration cases. He would not suspend it for every president, just this one.
If the 1990s catchphrase was “Driving While Black,” now it could be “Driving While Immigrant.”
The DREAM Act is dead in Congress, but the White House is quietly moving to limit deportations of certain undocumented immigrants.
Did a recent raid on illegal immigrant workers go too far?
Advocates, activists, and elected officials across the country rejected the memos as cosmetic and continue to demand a moratorium on the use of S-Comm as well as allowing states to opt-out of the program.
If Mr. Morton really wants advice from experts, he already has the testimony of police chiefs and sheriffs, leaders of immigrant communities and a growing number of state politicians. They say the best thing that can be done with Secure Communities is to shut it down.
The Department of Homeland Security announced reforms to a key immigration enforcement program Friday, responding to criticism from state governments and advocacy groups.
In April U.S. ICE Director John Morton met with community groups in Detroit, promising to investigate reports of racial profiling and abuse by agents in the Detroit field office and issue a report within 30 days. This deadline has now passed with no indication as to when or how the agency will formally respond to concerns about unjust and violent immigration enforcement practices.
After a meeting today in Dearborn, the head of immigration enforcement agreed to review a dozen cases involving allegations of abuse by federal immigration agents in Detroit in recent months. And U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D-Detroit) sent a letter to government officials criticizing federal agents for their alleged mistreatment of Latinos and others.