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What Happens When The 'Bad Hombres' Are ICE Agents? - Sandra Hernandez

Sandra Hernandez, MALDEF, Feb. 26, 2017 - "Whenever U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement insists it is just doing its job, Americans should take a closer look at what is happening. With an executive order signed in his first week in office, President Trump has “taken the shackles off”...

Florida Judge Shoots Down Miami-Dade ICE Detainer Detention Policy: Lacroix v. Junior

David Ovalle, Miami Herald, Mar. 3, 2017 - "Miami-Dade County – faced with threats by President Trump to cut off federal funding – violated the U.S. Constitution when it agreed to jail people slated for deportation, a judge ruled on Friday . The judge’s ruling was a rebuke of Miami...

Lawsuits Claim American Man Falsely Imprisoned by ICE in Colorado

Blair Miller, ABC Denver, Mar. 8, 2017 - ICE agents illegally detained Colorado US citizen for days because he was Hispanic, lawsuits claim - "You don't look like you were born in Montrose." "A Gunnison man born in Colorado was picked up by immigration officers after a court...

Trump Immigration Raids Enable Domestic Abusers in Denver

Mark Joseph Stern, Slate, Mar. 8, 2017 - "Since Donald Trump assumed the presidency, undocumented immigrants across the United States have been thrown into a state of distress and uncertainty. Five days after taking office, Trump signed an executive order that dramatically expanded immigration enforcement...

ICE Courthouse Arrests Spark Backlash from Prosecutors

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...

ICE Posts 'Declined Detainer Outcome Report' (Mar. 20, 2017)

DHS Press Release , Fact Sheet , Q&A ICE Report, Jan. 28 - Feb. 3, 2017

ICE Refuses To Release More Comprehensive Detainer Data - TRAC

TRAC, Mar. 20, 2017 - "Today Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued its first weekly report on detainers that it said had been refused by non-federal law enforcement agencies. Unfortunately, the information ICE released is very limited and selective. At the same...

ICE Issues New Detainer Policy, Form (effective Apr. 2, 2017)

ICE, Mar. 24, 2017 - "ICE places detainers on aliens who have been arrested on local criminal charges and for whom ICE possesses probable cause to believe that they are removable from the United States, so that ICE can take custody of the alien when he or she is released from local custody. When...

After An Immigration Raid, A City's Students Vanish

Jonathan Blitzer, New Yorker, Mar. 23, 2017 - "On February 15th, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ice) officers conducted a raid in Las Cruces, arresting people at a trailer park on the outskirts of town. The raid came a few weeks after President Trump signed two executive orders, signalling...

ICE's New Immigration Detainer Policy Remains Legally Flawed

César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, Mar. 24, 2017 - "Today, ICE issued a new policy regarding use of immigration detainers. Sometimes called immigration holds, detainers are requests by ICE that a local law enforcement agency continue holding someone in the LEAs custody...

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...