Immigration Law

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U.S. Citizens Included As Targets of ICE Detainers
Posted on 20 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

TRAC, Feb. 20, 2013 - "During a recent 50-month period covering FY 2008 through the start of FY 2012, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents issued nearly one million detainers. An immigration "detainer," often called an... 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 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

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

TRAC: ICE Detainer Use Stabilizes Under Priority Enforcement Program
Posted on 21 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

TRAC, Jan. 21, 2016 - " The 7,117 detainers issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) during October 2015 suggests that their use appears to have stabilized in the four months since the launch of the Priority Enforcement Program (PEP) in... Read More

ICE Detainers Decline 39 Percent Since FY 2012 - TRAC
Posted on 12 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"There has been a dramatic drop in the number of detainers issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to the latest available data from the agency. In the eighteen month period from the end of FY 2012 through March 2014, there... Read More

Tags: detainers , TRAC , ICE

American Citizens: Bycatch in ICE Detainer Dragnets?
Posted on 22 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Local law enforcement officials detained more than 800 U.S. citizens at the request of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement over a four-year period, according to an analysis of ICE statistics released by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse... Read More

Limit Use of ICE Detainers: Barbara Hines
Posted on 12 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Compliance with the ICE detainer system is a destructive policy for our community for many reasons. While ICE touts Secure Communities as a tool to target immigrants with serious criminal histories for deportation, the evidence starkly contradicts... Read More