"The arrest, detention and deportation of illegal immigrants is higher
than at any time in U.S. history with more than 2.3 million individuals
deported in the last five years. The government's immigration enforcement efforts -- detention -- is now the fastest growing incarceration system...
"Emilio René Pincheira Dennett was still asleep at about 6 a.m. one
morning in September when agents from Immigration and Customs
Enforcement, armed with guns and rifles, knocked on the door of the
Santa Fe house he shares with his parents.
Even though the 33-year-old Pincheira is...
Does it really take 13 days for ICE to figure out a simple citizenship claim? Judge for yourselves. Read the Morton Memo , the lawyer's blog , the blogger's blog , and the news article . We link; you decide!
"A growing number of United States citizens have been detained under
Obama administration programs intended to detect [unauthorized] immigrants who
are arrested by local police officers." - New York Times, Dec. 14, 2011 .
"U.S. citizens have been illegally detained throughout Los Angeles County
as a result of the Secure Communities immigration enforcement program, a
coalition of civil and immigrant rights groups said Wednesday. The American Civil Liberties Union
and others identified four U.S. citizens detained...
I guess it depends on how you define 'recent.' - Prof. Jacqueline Stevens, Dec. 14, 2011 .
"Sheriff's officials say a woman suspected of posing as an Immigration
and Customs Enforcement agent to shake down [unauthorized] immigrants was
arrested at Los Angeles International Airport. Sheriff's
Lt. Adam Ellison says 14 victims reported that Araceli Martinez ordered
"[W]e hold that, absent express direction or authorization by federal statute or federal officials, state and local law enforcement officers may not detain or arrest an individual solely based on known or suspected civil violations of federal immigration law.
Like the district court, we conclude...