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ACLU Sues to Stop Deportation of Iraqis Targeted in Weekend ICE Raids in Michigan

ACLU, June 15, 2017 - "The ACLU filed a class-action lawsuit today to immediately stop federal immigration officials from deporting more than 100 Iraqi nationals rounded up in raids by federal agents last weekend, arguing that it is illegal to deport the detainees without giving them an opportunity...

ICE Stalks Targets at NY Human Trafficking Court

Beth Fertig, WNYC, June 16, 2017 - "Public defenders and the state's top judge were rattled Friday after federal immigration agents were present in a Queens criminal courtroom for human trafficking victims. A WNYC reporter was in the building when Legal Aid lawyers huddled frantically in...

Q&A from May 10, 2017 AILA / ICE / USCIS / IER Meeting

USCIS - Questions and Answers American Immigration Lawyers Association Verification and Documentation Liaison Committee Joint Meeting with USCIS Verification, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations, and the U.S. Department of Justice Immigrant and Employee Rights...

American Citizen Sues Over Immigration Arrest

Caitlin Dickerson, New York Times, July 5, 2017 - "Immigration lawyers in Miami-Dade County are challenging its practice of jailing people on behalf of federal immigration authorities, in a case that could test the Trump administration’s attempts to pressure so-called sanctuary cities and...

ICE Memo to Field: The Gloves are Off, Everyone's a Target

Marcelo Rochabrun, ProPublica, July 7, 2017 - "The head of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement unit in charge of deportations has directed his officers to take action against all undocumented immigrants they may cross paths with, regardless of criminal histories. The guidance appears to go beyond...

Mass. Sup. Jud. Ct. - State Immigration Detainer Enforcement Is Unlawful - Lunn v. Commonwealth (Treatise Cited)

NIJC, July 24, 2017 - "Today, in another legal blow to U.S. Immigration and Custom’s Enforcement’s (ICE) use of immigration detainers, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decided that police or judicial authorities’ practice of holding people pursuant to federal immigration...

ICE Agent: In Trump Era, Contempt Toward Immigrants 'Rampant' in Agency

Jonathan Blitzer, The New Yorker, July 24, 2017 - “We used to look at things through the totality of the circumstances when it came to a removal order—that’s out the window,” the agent told me the other day. “I don’t know that there’s that appreciation of the...

Detainer TRO Could Have Nationwide Implications: Sanchez-Ochoa v. Campbell

Phil Ferolito, Yakima Herald, July 27, 2017 - "A local case questioning whether Yakima County jail authorities are violating due process by enforcing federal immigration holds could affect jails nationwide, a Yakima attorney said Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Salvador Mendoza granted a temporary...

ICE Announces 18 New 287(g) Agreements in Texas

ICE, July 31, 2017 - "U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) formally announced the signing of 18 new 287(g) agreements throughout the state of Texas at an event in Grapevine today attended by Acting ICE Director Tom Homan and sheriffs from each of the 18 counties. The 287(g) program...

CA2 on Equitable Tolling: Watson v. USA (No Compensation for American Citizen Illegally Imprisoned by ICE)

Watson v. USA, July 31, 2017 - "Davino Watson, a United States citizen, was improperly held in immigration detention for more than three years because the government mistakenly believed that he was a deportable alien. He sued under the Federal Tort Claims Act in the United States District Court...

CA9 on I-9 Enforcement, $305K Penalty - DLS Precision Fab v. ICE

DLS Precision Fab v. ICE, Aug. 7, 2017 - Court staff summary: "The panel granted in part and denied in part DLS Precision Fab LLC’s petition for review of an administrative law judge’s (“ALJ”) decision finding DLS liable for 504 violations of 8 U.S.C. § 1324a,...

Habeas Victory in MN: Nhean v. Brott

ACLU, Aug. 8, 2017 - "After years of being in jeopardy of deportation and spending a total of 484 days in jail, Sameth Nhean has finally been released from custody by a federal judge . The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota and his immigration attorney, Danielle Robinson Briand, have been...

ICE Settles Case Challenging Interference with Legal Representation at Dilley

AIC, Aug. 16, 2017 - "The parties in Dilley Pro Bono Project v. ICE have reached a settlement that ensures access to mental health evaluations for certain detained mothers and children seeking asylum. The case was filed after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) barred Caroline Perris, a full...

How ICE Uses Secret Police Databases to Arrest Immigrants

Christie Thompson, Marshall Project, Aug. 28, 2017 - "In 2011, then 19-year-old Luis Vicente Pedrote-Salinas was leaving a relative’s house and getting into his car when he was stopped by Chicago police. Officers found an unopened can of beer in the cupholder and booked him for underage drinking...

Denver Mayor Signs Immigration Ordinance: "We do not do the work of ICE."

Jon Murray, Denver Post, Aug. 31, 2017 - "Denver’s new immigration measures aim to resist federal enforcement in several ways, but Denver Police Chief Robert White summarized them bluntly at signing ceremony Thursday. “We do not do the work of ICE,” he said, referring to U.S...

ICE Caught on Camera Racially Profiling Latino USC in Oregon; Members of Congress Seek Apology, Answers

Everton Bailey Jr., Oregonian, Sept. 21, 2017 - "Two Oregon lawmakers are calling for a federal investigation into the conduct of immigration agents who mistakenly approached a Latino man, demanded his name without identifying themselves and claimed he was in the country illegally. U.S. Reps...

Bound to Pay: For-Profit Ankle Monitors - Helpful Service or Debt Trap for Desperate Immigrants?

Gus Bova, Texas Observer, Sept. 26, 2017 - "Libre claims it’s helping immigrants by getting them out of detention when no one else will. “Our mission is to give hope to those who have lost it and to help those without a voice in the immigration system,” the company proclaims on...

A Nation of Snitches

Daniel Rivero and Brendan O'Connor, Splinter, Oct. 3, 2017 - "In April, the Trump Administration launched what it called the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) hotline, with a stated mission to “provide proactive, timely, adequate, and professional services to victims of crimes...

ICE Detainee Sent to Solitary for Encouraging Protest of 'Voluntary' Low-Wage Labor

Spencer Woodman, The Intercept, Oct. 10, 2017 - "In June, officials at a privately run Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in rural Georgia sentenced an immigrant detainee to a month in solitary confinement to punish him for encouraging fellow detainees to stop working in protest...

Edward Alden on DHS' Big Lie - Arresting and Deporting Rosa Maria Hernandez

Edward Alden, Oct. 27, 2017 - "President Donald Trump’s flexibility with facts is so often on display that it can become exhausting just trying to correct all the misinformation coming out of his administration. But I have a nominee for the biggest lie to date. It was told to National Public...

Certified Human Trafficking Victim in ICE Deportation Crosshairs

Brenda Medina, Miami Herald, Oct. 26, 2017 - "For almost two years, she worked for a family that paid her to what amounted to about $3 an hour for days that stretched to 13 hours. At night, she slept on the floor of the family’s apartment in a posh Miami neighborhood. Her employers also...

ICE Pays To Use 2 Oregon Jails Despite Sanctuary State Law

Conrad Wilson, OPB, Oct. 26, 2017 - "For years, two Oregon jails have aided ICE by housing detainees who face deportation. Jail officials say it's legal despite a sanctuary state law designed to make immigrants feel at ease."

A Washington County That Went for Trump is Shaken as Immigrant Neighbors Start Disappearing

Nina Shapiro, Seattle Times, Nov. 9, 2017 - "Named after a character in a cowboy book, Police Chief Flint Wright describes himself as pretty conservative. A portrait of Ronald Reagan hangs in his office, along with photos of John Wayne, and his father and grandfather on horses — capturing...

In Immigrant-Friendly Denver, From Probation to ICE

César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, Nov. 13, 2017 - "The Trump administration has made much of its wide immigration enforcement priorities. Every migrant who comes across the criminal justice system has reason to worry about being placed into the immigration detention...

Trump Picks Immigration Hardliner Tom Homan to Lead ICE

Todd Gillman, Washington Bureau Chief, Dallas Morning News, Nov. 14, 2017 - "President Donald Trump on Tuesday named immigration hardliner Tom Homan, who has served nearly 10 months as acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, to run ICE on a permanent basis. Homan has...