Immigration Law

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D.C. Attorney General Sues ICE for Answers About Immigration Crackdowns
Posted on 23 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine , Oct. 22, 2018 - "Attorney General Karl A. Racine today filed a lawsuit seeking to force U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials to provide answers about recent ICE enforcement actions in the... Read More

ICE Roundups of Refugee Moms, Kids Begin; Agents Ignore Warrant Requests
Posted on 4 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nigel Duara and Molly Hennessy-Fiske, L.A. Times, Jan. 3, 2016 - "The detentions of at least 11 families across the country marked the first day of an effort by the government to find and deport Central American migrants who sought refuge in the... Read More

Tags: refugees , raids , ICE

ICE Plans New Raids Against Refugee Moms, Kids
Posted on 13 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

L.A. Times, May 12, 2016 - "The Obama administration is planning another series of raids that would lead to the deportation of Central American mothers and children found to have entered the country illegally, the Department of Homeland Security... Read More

After An Immigration Raid, A City's Students Vanish
Posted on 26 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jonathan Blitzer, New Yorker, Mar. 23, 2017 - "On February 15th, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ice) officers conducted a raid in Las Cruces, arresting people at a trailer park on the outskirts of town. The raid came a few weeks after President... Read More

SPLC Urges DHS to End Raids Terrorizing Latino Communities in North Alabama
Posted on 18 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Tags: Alabama , raids , ICE , SPLC

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

Latinos arrested by ICE in Alabama raids shipped to Louisiana for deportation hearings
Posted on 18 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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.'"... Read More

Tags: Alabama , raids , ICE , SPLC

Alabama raids to be reviewed by DHS
Posted on 20 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Tags: Alabama , raids , ICE , SPLC

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

ICE Raids at California Courthouses
Posted on 1 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

ICE Settles 'Sleeping While Latino' Home Invasion Lawsuit for $295K
Posted on 20 Dec 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Women and children first: legality of ICE raids in southern states scrutinized
Posted on 1 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matthew Teague, The Guardian, Jan. 30, 2016 - " Southern Poverty Law Center says sweeps are targeting solely women and children as a ‘family unit’ brings in $600 for private owners of detention centers compared with $150 for housing a... Read More

Tags: Atlanta , raids , ICE , SPLC

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

Dear Janet, stop terrorizing kids!
Posted on 18 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

Tags: Alabama , raids , ICE , SPLC

ICE Courthouse Arrests Spark Backlash from Prosecutors
Posted on 16 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

James, Queally, L.A. Times, Mar. 15, 2017 - "[I]n the past few weeks, attorneys and prosecutors in California, Arizona, Texas and Colorado have all reported teams of ICE agents — some in uniform, some not — sweeping into courtrooms or... Read More