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
"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.
"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
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...
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.
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...