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Immigration protesters arrested in Montgomery, Alabama

"Diane Martel and a dozen people, ranging in age from 17 to 57, were arrested during a protest of HB 56, Alabama's new immigration law. The protesters arrested were all undocumented immi­grants, living in different parts of the country. Under the law, the protesters risk being ...

Border arrests plummet

"Arrests of [ unauthorized ] migrants trying to cross the southern U.S. border have plummeted to levels not seen since the early 1970s, according to tallies released by the Department of Homeland Security last week, a historic shift that could reshape the debate over immigration reform. ...

DHS 'Privacy' Policy Blocks Release of Names of Immigrant Arrests; Paper Sues

"The Obama administration announced last week that it had made America safer by arresting 3,100 illegal immigrants who have criminal records or are immigration fugitives or immigration violators. Twenty-four of that number were right here in New Hampshire. If it is true, that is great news...

ICE Courthouse Arrests Spark Backlash from Prosecutors

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 lurking outside court complexes, waiting to arrest...

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...

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...

Report: Courts Should Stand Up to ICE

Josefa Velasquez and Colby Hamilton, New York Law Journal, December 05, 2017 - "As the number of arrests at courthouses by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers continue to rise under the Trump Administration, a report released Tuesday by the Fund for Modern Courts suggests New York’s...