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DHS Planning Deportation Surge in January 2016

Washington Post, Dec. 23, 2015 - "The Department of Homeland Security has begun preparing for a series of raids that would target for deportation hundreds of families who have flocked to the United States since the start of last year, according to people familiar with the operation. The nationwide...

Legal Representation Saves Lives - Study

"Detainees represented by the surveyed nonprofits won their deportation cases 83% of the time. This success rate stands in stark contrast to the results of the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) study, in which detained individuals without counsel only prevailed 7% of the time."...

Deportations Stopped for 12 Immigrants Targeted in Raids

AP, Jan. 5, 2016 - "Some of the first Central American families targeted by immigration authorities in recent raids have had their deportations temporarily halted. Lawyers said Tuesday that they've managed to temporarily stop deportation proceedings for 12 individuals from four families rounded...

BIA Stays Deportations of Several Central American Families

Franco Ordoñez, McClatchyDC, Jan. 6, 2015 - "The nation’s highest immigration court has delayed the deportations of four families out of hundreds of Central American migrant adults and children rounded up in raids over the New Year’s weekend as part of a nationwide effort to combat...

Dems Blast Obama, DHS for Deportation Raids: Letter

Washington Post, Jan. 12, 2016 - "The escalating tensions between Democrats and the Obama administration over its deportation raids targeting Central American immigrants burst into public view on Tuesday, with more than 140 House members blasting the round ups and the White House dispatching a top...

Actress Diane Guerrero Speaks Out on Deportations

ILRC, Feb. 4, 2016 - "Actress Diane Guerrero, best known for her roles in “Jane the Virgin” and “Orange is the New Black,” is taking a public stance against politicians who are fueling intolerance with hate speech and rhetoric that target and criminalize the immigrant community...

Deportation, Inc. - The Industry of Fear

Gerardo Reyes, Univision - "For several weeks reporters from Univision Investiga travelled throughout the United States and Mexico in order to gain an understanding of how the business of fear mongering operates. They followed the path of an undocumented Guatemalan family through the labyrinth of...

LexisNexis Expert Yale-Loehr on Trump, Cruz Deportation Plans - The O'Reilly Factor

The O'Reilly Factor, Feb. 24, 2016 - "Are Donald Trump and Ted Cruz's strategies constitutional? 'The O'Reilly Factor' investigates. Stephen Yale-Loehr , John Yoo." [Cornell Law Prof. Stephen Yale-Loehr is the co-author of LexisNexis' Immigration Law and Procedure...

Congressional Pressure Brings Stay of Deportation for North Carolina Teen

Anne Blythe, News & Observer, Mar. 20, 2016 - "The planned deportation of Wildin Guillen Acosta, a Riverside High School student, was put on hold Sunday to give attorneys a brief window to appeal an immigration judge’s decision from late Friday. Acosta, a 19-year-old native of Honduras...

Inside A Georgia Immigration Court, One Man Fights To Stay With His Family

Caitlin Dickerson, NPR, Apr. 28, 2016 - "Thousands of immigrants go through the Lumpkin, Ga., immigration court yearly. More than 97 percent of them lose and are deported. NPR follows the case of one man whose lawyer thinks he has a shot at winning."

Low-Priority Immigrants Still Swept Up in Net of Deportation

Julia Preston, New York Times, June 25, 2016 - "Deportations continue, thousands every week. In November 2014 when Mr. Obama first announced the protection programs, he also set new priorities for enforcement. Since then, immigration authorities say, their focus is on removing convicted criminals...

Deportation Without Representation: The Access-to-Justice Crisis Facing New Jersey's Immigrant Families

Lori A. Nessel & Farrin R. Anello, June 1, 2016 - "New Jersey presents unique immigration circumstances. The American Immigration Council reports that 21% of New Jersey’s residents are immigrants, whereas immigrants comprise only 12.9% of the entire U.S. population. Approximately half...

Report: The Economic Impacts of Deporting Unauthorized Immigrants

Ryan Edwards and Francesc Ortega, September 21, 2016 - "The main findings of this report are as follows: A policy of mass deportation would immediately reduce the nation’s GDP by 1.4 percent, and ultimately by 2.6 percent, and reduce cumulative GDP over 10 years by $4.7 trillion. Because...

Feds Resume Fast-Track Deportations for Haitians

Kirk Semple, New York Times, Sept. 22, 2016 - "The Obama administration, responding to an extraordinary wave of Haitian migrants seeking to enter the United States, said on Thursday that it would fully resume deportations of undocumented Haitian immigrants. ... With the full resumption of deportations...

Who is ICE Deporting?

The Marshall Project, Sept. 26, 2016 - "In November 2014, President Barack Obama said that immigration officials would make it a priority to deport immigrants who had committed serious crimes. “We’re going to keep focusing enforcement resources on actual threats to our security,”...

'Docket Chaos' Roils Immigration Courts

Caitlin Dickerson, New York Times, Oct. 7, 2016 - "The Obama administration is delaying deportation proceedings for recent immigrants in cities across the United States, allowing more than 56,000 of those who fled Central America since 2014 to remain in the country legally for several more years...

Bipartisan Letter to POTUS on Haitian Deportations

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson, Oct. 7, 2016 - "More than 50 Democratic and Republican House lawmakers from 20 states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands have joined Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson on a letter to President Obama urging his administration to reconsider a decision...

Expert: Trump Deportation Push Would Be Expensive

Mica Rosenberg and Julia Edwards Ainsley, Reuters, Dec. 5, 2016 - "Two core pieces of Trump's plan, for example, involve removing more criminal immigrants who are in the country illegally and ending "catch and release" of those who cross the border illegally and are awaiting court...

Immigrants Use Asylum Applications to Delay Possible Deportation

MIriam Jordan, Wall Street Journal, Dec. 17, 2016 - "Since the election of Donald Trump to the White House, immigrants have been rushing to apply for asylum—with cases many are unlikely to win—in order to remain in the country legally for a time. The controversial tactic temporarily...

$10M Legal Defense Fund for Immigrants Proposed by Los Angeles

Dakota Smith, Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times, Dec. 20, 2016 - "Los Angeles city and county leaders on Monday unveiled a $10-million fund to provide legal assistance for residents facing deportation, the region’s boldest move yet as it prepares for an expected crackdown on illegal immigration...

Trump’s Immigration Order Expands the Definition of ‘Criminal’

Jennifer Medina, New York TImes, Jan. 26, 2017 - "After President Trump signed two sweeping executive orders on immigration on Wednesday, most of the attention was on his plans to build a wall along the border with Mexico and to hold back money from “sanctuary cities.” But the most immediate...

Drilling Down on Obama's Deportation Record - MPI

Jan. 26, 2017 - Nuance is not fashionable these days, but for those of you who are retro enough to rely on facts and data, Muzaffar Chishti, Sarah Pierce, and Jessica Bolter at MPI have put together this piece on The Obama Record on Deportations .

ICE Immigration Raids: A Primer (TRAC)

TRAC, Feb. 14, 2017 - There are widespread reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) fugitive operations teams conducted immigration roundups in a number of communities across the country last week. This report breaks down the numbers on ICE apprehensions in recent...

Prof. Geoffrey A. Hoffman on ICE Raids and the "Non-Priorities Priorities"

Prof. Geoffrey A. Hoffman, Feb. 14, 2017 - "Over the weekend hundreds of immigrants were arrested. Despite statements by some in the administration that the arrests were “routine,” they appear to be an implementation of the Executive Order on interior enforcement signed by the President...

DHS Chief Kelly: No Mass Deportations

Politico, Feb. 23, 2017 - "Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly promised Mexican officials Thursday that there will be “no mass deportations” under the Trump administration, as Kelly and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attempt to repair the strained relationship between...