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Report: Secure Communities Encourages Racial Profiling, Lack of Due Process

"In “ Secure Communities by the Numbers : An Analysis of Demographics and Due Process,” authors Aarti Kohli, Peter Markowitz and Lisa Chavez found that the program has expanded so fast that due process is being overlooked, legal access is non-existent for many, Latinos are being...

Report: Thousands Of U.S. Citizens Arrested By ICE

"One of the most disturbing findings in our research is that 1.6% of cases we analyzed were U.S. citizens and all were apprehended by ICE. If we extrapolate that number to the 226,694 cumulative administrative arrests and/or bookings into ICE custody from Secure Communities’ inception, then...

In The Rush To Deport, Expelling U.S. Citizens

"The government is not shy about its success deporting people from the United States. Immigration and Customs Enforcement recently sent out videos of early-morning raids conducted across the country. Uniformed ICE agents are shown planning to capture suspects, followed by shots of the suspects...

Another U.S. citizen arrested, jailed, almost deported by ICE

"Emilio René Pincheira Dennett was still asleep at about 6 a.m. one morning in September when agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, armed with guns and rifles, knocked on the door of the Santa Fe house he shares with his parents. Even though the 33-year-old Pincheira is...

Deporting citizens

Professor/blogger Jacqueline Stevens continues to educate us all concerning the Anthony Clarke, Mark Lyttle and Esteban Tiznado cases. See here (Dec. 7, 2011) and here (Dec. 9, 2011.)

American citizens snared in ICE's deportation dragnet

"A growing number of United States citizens have been detained under Obama administration programs intended to detect [unauthorized] immigrants who are arrested by local police officers." - New York Times, Dec. 14, 2011 .

Immigration enforcement snares American citizens in L.A. County, group says

"U.S. citizens have been illegally detained throughout Los Angeles County as a result of the Secure Communities immigration enforcement program, a coalition of civil and immigrant rights groups said Wednesday. The American Civil Liberties Union and others identified four U.S. citizens detained...

NYT soft-pedals arrests, deportations of Americans by ICE

I guess it depends on how you define 'recent.' - Prof. Jacqueline Stevens, Dec. 14, 2011 .

Family Values on ICE: The Deportation of Parents of U.S.-Born Citizens

"I am pleased to present the following report, "Deportation of Parents of U.S.-Born Citizens" for the second half of Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, as prepared by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)." - John Morton, Mar. 26, 2012 . Coverage by HuffPo , VOXXI and Latina Lista...

Florida Telling Hundreds of U.S. Citizens: You Can't Vote

"Governor Rick Scott (R) has ordered the state to purge all “non-citizens” from the voting rolls prior to November’s election. But that list compiled by the Scott administration is so riddled with errors that, in Miami-Dade County alone, hundreds of U.S. citizens are being...

U.S. citizen stuck in Mexico after allegedly being coerced to deny citizenship

"Brenda Vázquez was born in Texas. On her way back from Mexico, though, she told border patrol agents she was in fact born in Mexico. Now she is not allowed to return to the U.S. Her attorney, however, says the young woman only said what she said after hours of interrogation, and...

Tuition Rulings 'Straightforward' - Olivas

"The latest ruling came on Friday from a federal court in Florida, which threw out state regulations defining American children of parents without legal immigration status as out-of-state residents, ineligible for tuition breaks given to state residents at public colleges and universities. ... In...

American Citizens: Bycatch in ICE Detainer Dragnets?

"Local law enforcement officials detained more than 800 U.S. citizens at the request of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement over a four-year period, according to an analysis of ICE statistics released by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse on Wednesday. These Americans were inadvertently...

ICE Still Detaining and Deporting US Citizens, And Still Lying About It

Prof. Jacqueline Stevens continues her one-woman campaign for justice: "On June 7, 2013 an immigration judge terminated deportation proceedings for a 54 year old United States citizen who had been locked up without a lawyer for 14 months, one of three individuals to contact me in the last two weeks...

E-Verify's Getting Better for Citizens, Worse for Immigrants, Asylees

"A government report released this week found that E-Verify, a federal program that checks whether someone can legally work in the U.S., is growing more accurate. But not for immigrants. The report, commissioned by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), showed that the program is doing...

Arizona's 'Dreamer' License Ban Affects U.S. Citizens

"John Roberts, a retired postal worker from Topeka, tried to use his Kansas driver’s license to apply for an Arizona driver’s license after relocating to Waddell, a community west of Phoenix. “I was told, ‘We don’t accept driver’s licenses from other states,’...

U.S. Citizen Kids in Immigrant Families Face Barriers to Social Services

"About 88 percent of children living in immigrant families are U.S citizens, but they are heavily impacted by immigration laws and policies that restrict social services to immigrants. Even if the children qualify for government services such as subsidized health care or food stamps, their parents...

ICE Locking Up Hundreds of US Citizens in Recent Years; Chicago Case Suggests ICE Obstruction of Justice

"Data recently released by the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) responsive to my FOIA request shows ICE today still is holding US citizens from days to years prior to their cases being terminated or closed. Preliminary analysis of a small sample of EOIR data for hearings from January...

No Papers? It's the Kids Who Suffer (Op-Ed)

"At least one of every 15 children living in the United States has an unauthorized parent, and nearly all of those children are native-born United States citizens. Think of that statistic, one in 15, the next time you drive by a school or a playground. Think of those children living with the knowledge...

Removing Insecurity: How American Children Will Benefit from DAPA

"More than five million American children — U.S. citizens or legal immigrants eligible for citizenship — will be the most important beneficiaries of the executive action on immigration issued by President Obama in November. The great majority, nearly 4.5 million, are native-born Americans;...

Lawsuit: U.S. Citizen Children Denied Birth Certificates in Texas

"A lawsuit contends the state of Texas is routinely discriminating against the U.S.-born children of undocumented immigrant parents by denying them birth certificates. According to the civil lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Austin, the Texas Department of State Health Services...

U.S. Citizen Kids' Benefits At Risk By Birth Certificate Denials in Texas

"One mother's U.S. citizen children were denied entry to Head Start. Another U.S-born child was kicked out of school. A mother stopped by police was interrogated over whether she was truly her U.S. citizen child's parent. These are some of the experiences that U.S-born children in Texas...

The U.S. Keeps Deporting American Citizens

Meredith Hoffman, Mar. 8, 2016 - "The story is strikingly common: thousands of citizens have been unlawfully deported or detained by ICE in recent years, according to extensive research undertaken by Jacqueline Stevens, a political science professor at Northwestern University who directs the school's...

ICE Continues to Detain and Deport American Citizens

Eyder Peralta, NPR, Dec. 22, 2016 - "It's illegal for U.S. immigration authorities to hold Americans in detention. However, an NPR analysis of data obtained through a Freedom of Information Act Request shows that hundreds of American citizens each year find themselves in a situation similar...

Thousands of Immigrant Parents Detained - HRW Report

Human Rights Watch, May 15, 2017 - "New data analysis reveals that more than 10,000 parents of US citizen children are most likely detained every year in California by immigration authorities, Human Rights Watch said today. In light of new Trump administration policies likely to boost detention...