Immigration Law

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ICE Raids Have Chilling Effect on Education of Children: Report
Posted on 11 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Georgetown Law, Apr. 11, 2016 - "Recent raids by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have had a chilling effect on the education of recently arrived children – including those seeking asylum from the violence in Central America... Read More

Targeting of ICE Detainers Varies Widely by State and by Facility: TRAC
Posted on 12 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) placed detainers on approximately half a million individuals during fiscal years 2012 and 2013, according to the latest government records obtained by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC... Read More

ICE Immigration Raids: A Primer (TRAC)
Posted on 14 Feb 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

TRAC, Feb. 14, 2017 - There are widespread reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) fugitive operations teams conducted immigration roundups in a number of communities across the country last week. This report breaks... Read More

ICE Refuses To Release More Comprehensive Detainer Data - TRAC
Posted on 21 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

TRAC, Mar. 20, 2017 - "Today Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued its first weekly report on detainers that it said had been refused by non-federal law enforcement agencies. Unfortunately, the information ICE released... Read More

Tags: detainers , report , TRAC , ICE

GAO on Immigration Detention: Oversight of Facility Costs and Standards
Posted on 13 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"What GAO Found Within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) uses two different methods to collect and assess data on detention costs; however, these methods do not provide ICE with complete... Read More

Report Shows Poor Medical Care Led to Deaths at U.S. Immigration Jails
Posted on 26 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NIJC, Feb. 25, 2016 - "A report, Fatal Neglect: How ICE Inspections Ignore Deaths in Detention , released today by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Detention Watch Network (DWN) and the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), examines... Read More

DHS OIG Report: ICE's Worksite Enforcement Administrative Inspection Process
Posted on 26 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Generally, ICE’s worksite enforcement administrative inspection process met the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. However, ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations directorate has not adequately monitored... Read More

Tags: inspections , report , oig , I-9 , DHS , ICE

ICE paints bleak picture of detention system
Posted on 11 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"More than 1,000 pages of internal reports from ICE's Office of Detention Oversight, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, paint an often bleak picture of the inside of the nation's immigration detention system, with... Read More

Tags: report , detention , FOIA , ICE

Alarming Rise of Community Immigration Raids in New Orleans: Report
Posted on 20 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Surprising Variability in Immigration Detainer Trends by Gender, Nationality: TRAC
Posted on 24 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Very recent government data reveal that while the number of detainers issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials has dropped by nearly a quarter (23 percent) since fiscal year 2012, there are striking differences in the trends... Read More

Tags: trends , detainers , report , TRAC , ICE

Report: Collaboration between King County (Seattle, WA) jails and ICE results in unfair and costly impact
Posted on 28 Mar 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A study released by the University of Washington today offers detailed analysis of the impacts of King County jail’s collaboration in the immigration enforcement policies and practices of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a division... Read More

DHS Report on International Students Studying in USA
Posted on 7 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), released “SEVIS by the Numbers,” a quarterly report of international students studying... Read More

Tags: sevis , report , students , sevp , ICE

The Immigration Detention Transparency and Human Rights Project - August 2015 Report
Posted on 15 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NIJC Freedom of Information Act Litigation Reveals Systemic Lack of Accountability in Immigration Detention Contracting " Executive Summary : The National Immigrant Justice Center’s (NIJC’s) three-year Freedom of Information Act... Read More

Family Values on ICE: The Deportation of Parents of U.S.-Born Citizens
Posted on 2 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"I am pleased to present the following report, "Deportation of Parents of U.S.-Born Citizens" for the second half of Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, as prepared by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)." - John Morton, Mar. 26, 2012... Read More

Report: Fearing Police Links to ICE, Latinos Less Likely to Report Crimes
Posted on 7 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Many Latinos say they are less likely than before to report crimes because local police are increasingly involved in enforcing immigration laws, leading to a sharp increase in deportations, according to a new study. About 44% of Latinos surveyed... Read More

Tags: crime , Latinos , report , police , ICE