Dear Janet, stop terrorizing kids!

Letter from the Southern Poverty Law Center to DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano inquiring about ICE raids in Alabama: "Armed ICE agents went to trailer parks and apartment complexes in Fort Payne and Collinsville, entering homes without permission and terrorizing families. Children - citizens and...

SPLC Urges DHS to End Raids Terrorizing Latino Communities in North Alabama

"The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) urged the Department of Homeland Security today to end raids by federal immigration agents that have terrorized north Alabama families and that undermine federal efforts to protect the civil rights of the state’s Latino community in the wake of...

Latinos arrested by ICE in Alabama raids shipped to Louisiana for deportation hearings

"Sheriff Jimmy Harris confirmed the raids and said many were housed at the DeKalb County Detention Center. 'They brought seven to our office one day and eight another day,' Harris said. 'They have all been shipped out to Louisiana.'" - Times-Journal, Dec. 16, 2011 . [NOTE...

Alabama raids to be reviewed by DHS

"A spokesman with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said a review would be conducted on raids carried out by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers recently targeting [unauthorized] immigrants in Fort Payne and Collinsville. "The Department of Homeland Security has directed...

ICE Settles 'Sleeping While Latino' Home Invasion Lawsuit for $295K

"Today, attorneys announced the settlement of a home raids case against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Seven men and women and one child brought the case in 2008 against more than thirty individual ICE officers for a series of predawn raids of their homes undertaken without consent or...

ICE Raids at California Courthouses

"Sergio Villatoro was waiting to pay a traffic ticket at the Kern County courthouse in Lamont, California, when the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid began. ICE agents blocked all of the exits. Although ICE agents made no attempt to establish Mr. Villatoro’s identity –...

Alarming Rise of Community Immigration Raids in New Orleans: Report

"A report released today by the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice (NOWCRJ) revealed an Obama Administration pilot program of race-based community immigration raids that is devastating New Orleans—and warned that it may become the “new normal” for immigrant communities...