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Expert: Rabgir Habeas Writ 'Groundbreaking'

Liz Robbins, New York Times, Jan. 29, 2018 - "In an impassioned rebuke of the Trump administration’s immigration practices, a Federal District Court judge in Manhattan Monday ordered the immediate release of the immigrant rights activist Ravi Ragbir, calling his abrupt detention on Jan. 11...

ICE Policy on Arrests at Courthouses, FAQ on Enforcement at 'Sensitive Locations'

ICE, Jan. 10, 2018 - Civil Immigration Enforcement Actions Inside Courthouses ICE, Jan. 31, 2018 - FAQ on Sensitive Locations and Courthouse Arrests

Federal Court: ICE, L.A. Sheriff Collaborated to Unlawfully Detain Thousands of Suspected Immigrants

ACLU SoCal, Feb. 9, 2018 - "On Thursday, a federal court in California ruled that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) unlawfully detained thousands of suspected immigrants on the basis of unconstitutional requests from ICE known as...

From School Suspension to Immigration Detention

Alice Speri, The Intercept, Feb. 11, 2018 - "The path from school to immigration detention usually goes like this: A teenager, often recently resettled in the United States, gets into some sort of trouble at school. Sometimes, as in Dennis’s case, a fight triggers a criminal charge —...

How ICE Works to Strip Citizenship from Naturalized Americans

Eoin Higgins, The Intercept, Feb. 14, 2018 - "FOR 10 YEARS, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s investigative office has worked to keep its internal handbook out of American courts. The handbook could have been used in court to show how ICE’s push to lead on denaturalization cases...

DHS OIG: Did Not Follow Federal Procurement Guidelines When Contracting for Detention Services

DHS OIG, Feb. 21, 2018 - "U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is responsible for the detention of removable aliens. ICE commonly uses a type of agreement called an IGSA to reserve space at detention facilities owned or operated by state or local governments. In September 2014, ICE...

Immigrants Scammed by Fake ICE Agents...An Inside Job?

Micah Hauser, Feb. 23, 2018, The Guardian - "The South Texas Residential Family Center sits atop a former camp for oilfield workers in the remote, sloping scrubland of the Rio Grande Valley. It is managed by CoreCivic, a private prison company, and has the capacity to hold 2,400 immigrant detainees...

Advocates: New Colorado Probation Guidance Turns The Courts Into ‘ICE’s Lackey’

Allison Sherry, CPR, Feb. 22, 2018 - "State officials are encouraging probation officers to offer up more information to immigration authorities about their clients than the law requires — including helping Immigration and Customs Enforcement make arrests at probation appointments. Guidance...

Colorado Sheriff Faces ACLU Class Action Over Immigrant Detention

Amanda Pampuro, Courthouse News, Feb. 27, 2018 - "The ACLU accused a Colorado sheriff of breaking state law Tuesday by wrongfully detaining released persons for ICE. At the request of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder has held numerous individuals in prison...

ICE Military-Style Warrantless Home Invasion Triggers ACLU Lawsuit

ACLU Utah, Feb. 27, 2018 - "On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, the ACLU of Utah Foundation, Inc. announced a new lawsuit filed against United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S Marshals over two SWAT-style, home raids on a Utah family living in Heber City in April 2017. The ACLU...

Habeas Petition Challenges Trump's Violation of Repatriation Agreement with Vietnam (Trinh v. Homan)

Samantha Schmidt, Washington Post, Mar. 1, 2018 - "Hoang Trinh’s family arrived in the United States when he was 4 years old, fleeing postwar communist Vietnam in 1980. Trinh became a legal U.S. resident, married and raised two American children in California’s Orange County. But he...

Report | Assumption Of Risk: Legal Liabilities For Local Governments That Choose To Enforce Federal Immigration Laws

Mar. 7, 2018 - "A joint report by attorneys from NIJC, American Immigration Council, American Immigration Lawyers Association, National Immigration Law Center, and Southern Poverty Law Center, Assumption of Risk: Legal Liabilities for Local Governments that Choose to Enforce Federal Immigration...

ICE Spokesman Refuses to Lie for Sessions, Homan - Quits

Dan Simon, CNN, Mar. 13, 2018 - "James Schwab, a spokesman for the San Francisco Division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, has resigned, citing what he says are falsehoods being spread by members of the Trump administration including Attorney General Jeff Sessions. "I just couldn't...

Detainer Victory in Colorado Based on State Law: Cisneros v. Elder (Prelim. Injunction)

Cisneros v. Elder - "Plaintiffs’ request for a preliminary injunction is GRANTED. Defendant is ENJOINED from relying on ICE immigration detainers or ICE administrative warrants as grounds for refusing to release the Plaintiffs from custody when they post bond, complete their sentences, or...

Report: Human Rights Abuses Alleged at West Texas Detention Facility - "I Was Treated Like an Animal"

Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), the Texas A&M University School of Law Immigrant Rights Clinic, and the University of Texas School of Law Immigration Clinic, Mar. 22, 2018 - "This report is prepared on behalf of approximately 80 African immigrants who...

ICE on Detention of Pregnant Detainees

ICE, Mar. 29, 2018 - "What is the new policy? ICE has ended the presumption of release for all pregnant detainees. Instead, as with all detainees, absent the requirements of mandatory detention, ICE will complete a case-by-case custody determination taking any special factors into account...

Conservative Tennesseans Rally in Support of Immigrant Neighbors, Co-Workers Arrested by ICE

Jodi Jacobson, Rewire News, Apr. 8, 2018 - "Tennessee may be a conservative state, but the sudden arrests of 97 long-time immigrant residents and workers have galvanized the people of Hamblen County to come to the aid of their neighbors, suggesting a break with Trump's immigration policy. ....

Who Polices the Immigration Police?

Deborah Sontag and Dale Russakoff, ProPublica, April 16, 2018 - "An investigation by ProPublica and the Philadelphia Inquirer found numerous cases in which ICE agents and police officers allegedly engaged in racial profiling, conducted warrantless searches, detained people without probable cause...

Expert: ICE Needs Warrant for Arrest on Private Property

Marnie Eisenstadt, Syracuse Post-Standard, Apr. 18, 2018 - "John Collins was standing outside the milk house at his dairy farm this morning when he heard yelling coming from inside. He ran in, he says, and saw his worker, Marcial de Leon Aguilar, pinned up against the window by armed men. The...

NY Gov. Cuomo to ICE: Stop!

Letter dated Apr. 25, 2018 from Gov. Cuomo to Acting ICE Dir. Homan - "Recent enforcement actions by Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") agents operating in New York State raise significant legal and public safety concerns. The tactics deployed by agents under your leadership have...

ICE Isn’t Following its Own Handbook on How to Deport Kids

Aura Bogado, Reveal News, Apr. 25, 2018 - "An internal federal immigration handbook’s regulations outlining how minors “aging out” of custody are supposed to be treated contrasts starkly with realities on the ground, according to immigration advocates and a federal judge’s...

ICE Held American Citizen in Custody for 1,273 Days

Paige St. John, Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times, Apr. 27, 2018 - "Immigration officers in the United States operate under a cardinal rule: Keep your hands off Americans. But Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents repeatedly target U.S. citizens for deportation by mistake, making wrongful arrests...

Expert: ICE Uses Green Card Appointments at USCIS to Arrest 'Low Hanging Fruit'

Simon Montlake, CSMonitor, June 1, 2018 - "Immigrants married to US citizens who petition for them to stay present an easy target since they have declared themselves to US immigration services. Self-reporting immigrants make tempting targets for enforcement, says Stephen Yale-Loehr, a professor...

ICE Arrests Racially-Profiled American Citizen During Tenn. Worksite Raid

Miriam Jordan, New York Times, June 11, 2018 - "One morning in April, federal immigration agents swept into a meatpacking plant in this northeastern Tennessee manufacturing town, launching one of the biggest workplace raids since President Trump took office with a pledge to crack down on illegal...

ICE SEVP Broadcast Message: Reporting Volunteer Positions During OPT Employment

ICE, May 18, 2018 - "Volunteer positions that are not directly related to your course of study do not qualify as optional practical training (OPT) and must not be listed as OPT employment. Reporting non-qualifying volunteer opportunities as OPT employment will be deemed a violation of your reporting...