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Former ICE Attorney Switches Sides, Now Represents Detained Asylum-Seekers in Georgia

Washington Post, Mar. 27, 2017 - "In a tiny hearing room at one of the country’s most remote and unforgiving immigration courts, Elena Albamonte walked right past the table she had used for years as the government’s highest-ranking prosecutor here. Instead, she put her briefcase on the...

Class Action Challenges Chicago ICE Pre-Hearing Detention: Chavez Aguilar v. ICE

Chavez Aguilar v. ICE, Case: 1:17-cv-02296, N.D. Il., E.D., Mar. 27, 2017 - "This complaint presents a challenge to the policy and practice of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Chicago Field Office (hereinafter “ICE” or “ICE Chicago”) of detaining individuals...

Feds, California Sup. Ct. Chief Justice Square Off Over ICE Courthouse Arrests

Los Angeles Times, Mar. 31, 2017 - "The Trump administration on Friday fired back at California's top judge, disputing her characterization this month that federal immigration agents were "stalking" courthouses to make arrests. In a letter to Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, leaders...

Wayne County, Detroit Say "No" to ICE Access Request

MLive, Apr. 5, 2017 - "Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers routinely enter local jails and state prisons to see how many inmates are in the country illegally, and how they're being processed, a Detroit ICE spokesman says. But Wayne County officials recently said "no" to an...

ICE Violates Due Process, Deports Roberto Beristain in Dead of Night

Legal team, Apr. 5, 2017 - "Roberto Beristain received a lot of attention when he was arrested by ICE officials on February 6, 2017. He had been issued an illegal order of deportation because then Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) did not disclose a crucial fact to the immigration judge...

They met with immigration officers to apply for legal residency — only to be arrested by ICE

Kristine Phillips, Washington Post, Apr. 7, 2017 - "Leandro Arriaga has been in the United States illegally since 2001. He stayed despite a deportation order and over the past 16 years has made a living fixing and remodeling homes. He also started a family. But the father of four had grown tired...

ICE Bond Interest Rate Notice (Apr. 10, 2017)

Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 67 / Monday, April 10, 2017 - "For the period beginning April 1, 2017, and ending on June 30, 2017, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Immigration Bond interest rate is 0.61 per centum per annum."

NIPNLG Practice Advisory: Remedies to DHS Enforcement at Courthouses and Other Protected Locations

NIPNLG, Apr. 12, 2017 - "Few are aware that Congress provided statutory remedies in 8 U.S.C. § 1229(e) that may enable an individual who the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) arrests at certain protected locations to terminate removal proceedings. At a time when DHS enforcement is terrifying...

NJ Supreme Court Chief Justice to ICE: Stay Out of Courthouses

Chief Justice Stuart Rabner, Apr. 19, 2017 - "In recent weeks, agents from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency arrested two individuals who showed up for court appearances in state court. As Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court and the administrative head of the state court system...

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Blasts ICE Presence in Courthouses

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Apr. 24, 2017 - "Stationing ICE agents in local courthouses instills needless additional fear and anxiety within immigrant communities, discourages interacting with the judicial system, and endangers the safety of entire communities."

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...