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NJIC Sues DHS, ICE for PEP FOIA Disclosure
Posted on 10 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NJIC, Feb. 8, 2016 - "Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) filed a federal lawsuit today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia demanding that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration... Read More

Tags: PEP , njic , FOIA , lawsuit

L.A. County: Out with 287(g), In with PEP
Posted on 13 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to end a controversial program that places immigration agents inside county jails to determine whether inmates are deportable. On a 3-2 vote, the Board of Supervisors severed the county’s contract... Read More

PEP vs. SComm: Still Wandering in the Wild - César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández
Posted on 7 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"PEP isn’t a panacea for the severity of modern immigration law enforcement. Many migrants will still be sanctioned twice—once by the criminal justice system and a second time by the immigration law regime. Hundreds of thousands will... Read More

Can L.A. County Sheriff McDonnell Thread PEP-Trust Act Needle?
Posted on 24 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NILC, Sept. 23, 2015 - "The Los Angeles County sheriff announced Tuesday his newest plan to further entangle the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE’s) harsh deportation policies.... Read More

PEP FOIA Lawsuit Filed: NDLON v. ICE
Posted on 21 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Adolfo Flores, Jan. 19, 2016 - "Three immigrant advocacy groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday against several federal agencies who failed to turn over information on a deportation program after the group filed repeated Freedom of Information Act requests... Read More

Tags: ndlon , PEP , FOIA , lawsuit , 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

Cities Mull Cooperation With ICE, PEP
Posted on 5 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The problems stem from a revolt against DHS’s enforcement of immigration laws. Johnson in November scrapped Secure Communities, a program under which DHS asked police to hold immigrants it wanted to deport for up to 48 hours after their scheduled... Read More

ICE Training Materials on PEP (Priority Enforcement Program)
Posted on 12 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

1. PEP Brochure, June 2015 2. SAMPLE I-247N Request for Notification 3. SAMPLE I-247D Immigration Detainer Read More

CRS on Immigration Detainers: From S-Comm to PEP
Posted on 12 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Numerous questions about immigration detainers have been raised recently as a result of the Secure Communities program. These questions include (1) whether DHS’s detainer regulations and practices are beyond its statutory authority; (2) whether... Read More