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ICE Raids Children’s Shelter and Detains Asylum Applicant on His 18th Birthday

David Boddiger, Fusion, Apr. 30, 2017 - "Turning 18 is a monumental occasion for any teenager. But thanks to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Erik Javier Flores Hernandez will remember his birthday Saturday as the day immigration agents hauled him away in shackles from a Los Angeles...

Expert: ICE 'Sensitive Locations' Label 'Largely Symbolic'

Tim Henderson, Governing, May 10, 2017 - "[A]n ICE policy, held over from the Obama administration, ... discourages raids in what the agency calls “sensitive locations” including churches, hospitals, schools and college campuses, without a supervisor’s approval. While there...

Stays Shrink for Subjects of Private Bills - ICE Letter to Congress

Kate Morrissey, San Diego Union-Tribune, May 9, 2017 - "Immigration officials told Congress on Friday that they will no longer hold off on deportations for individuals who have special legislation pending that would give them legal status to be in the U.S. “Private bills,” as they are...

Immigrants in Detention Centers Are Often Hundreds of Miles From Legal Help

Patrick G. Lee, ProPublica, May 16, 2017 - "One morning in February, lawyer Marty Rosenbluth set off from his Hillsborough, North Carolina, home to represent two anxious clients in court. He drove about eight hours southwest, spent the night in a hotel and then got up around 6 a.m. to make the final...

ICE Arrests, Detains Another American Citizen - Are You Next?

Paloma Esquivel and James Queally, Los Angeles Times, May 26, 2017 - "[A]s she tried to leave the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, Plascencia said she was met by immigration enforcement agents, handcuffed and placed in the back of a van. Plascencia would spend the rest of the day...

Number of Immigrants Without Criminal Records Arrested by ICE Triples in New England

Shannon Dooling, WBUR, May 31, 2017 - "Under President Trump, officials with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are casting a broader net when it comes to who they're prioritizing for arrest. According to ICE data, the focus in New England appears to be more on immigrants with no...

Lawsuit Filed Challenging ICE Interference with Legal Representation at Dilley

AIC, June 1, 2017 - Dilley Pro Bono Project v. ICE, No. (D.D.C. filed June 1, 2017) "This case stems from Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) decision to bar Caroline Perris, a full-time legal assistant with the Dilley Pro Bono Project (DPBP), from entering the South Texas Family...

ICE Policy Change Shatters Life for Houston Family

Olivia P. Tallet, Houston Chronicle, June 5, 2017 - "He asked Juan to turn over his passport. ICE had to prepare for his deportation. Celia and the girls realized that he had only been given a brief reprieve. He would be allowed to remain in the country until after Karen's graduation. ...

Cal State LA Profs: ICE Agents Came For Our Student

Beth Baker and Alejandra Marchevsky, June 8, 2017 - "On the morning of May 18, Cal State Los Angeles student Claudia Rueda disappeared in East L.A. The 22-year-old immigrant rights activist stepped outside her aunt’s home to move her mother’s car for street cleaning, but never returned...

Texas Judge: Detainers Unconstitutional - Santoyo v. USA

Jason Buch, San Antonio Express-News, June 8, 2017 - "The same San Antonio federal judge who will hear the lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the state’s new “sanctuary cities” law ruled earlier this week in a separate case that the Bexar County sheriff violated the...

Expert: 'Unprecedented' Arrest of Asylum Applicant at Miami USCIS Interview

Nicholas Kulish, NYT, June 13, 2017 - "Marco Coello, then a skinny 18-­year-­old high school student, was grabbed by plainclothes agents of the Venezuelan security services as he joined a 2014 demonstration against the government in Caracas. They put a gun to his head. They attacked him...

'Extreme Vetting' Nets...An Engineering Professor?

Elizabeth Redden, Inside Higher Ed, June 12, 2017 - "A professor at the American University of Beirut traveling to an engineering conference in California was denied entry into the U.S. by immigration officials at Los Angeles International Airport in a case that could raise renewed concerns about...

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...