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Habeas Victory in MN: Nhean v. Brott

ACLU, Aug. 8, 2017 - "After years of being in jeopardy of deportation and spending a total of 484 days in jail, Sameth Nhean has finally been released from custody by a federal judge . The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota and his immigration attorney, Danielle Robinson Briand, have been...

ICE Settles Case Challenging Interference with Legal Representation at Dilley

AIC, Aug. 16, 2017 - "The parties in Dilley Pro Bono Project v. ICE have reached a settlement that ensures access to mental health evaluations for certain detained mothers and children seeking asylum. The case was filed after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) barred Caroline Perris, a full...

How ICE Uses Secret Police Databases to Arrest Immigrants

Christie Thompson, Marshall Project, Aug. 28, 2017 - "In 2011, then 19-year-old Luis Vicente Pedrote-Salinas was leaving a relative’s house and getting into his car when he was stopped by Chicago police. Officers found an unopened can of beer in the cupholder and booked him for underage drinking...

Denver Mayor Signs Immigration Ordinance: "We do not do the work of ICE."

Jon Murray, Denver Post, Aug. 31, 2017 - "Denver’s new immigration measures aim to resist federal enforcement in several ways, but Denver Police Chief Robert White summarized them bluntly at signing ceremony Thursday. “We do not do the work of ICE,” he said, referring to U.S...

ICE Caught on Camera Racially Profiling Latino USC in Oregon; Members of Congress Seek Apology, Answers

Everton Bailey Jr., Oregonian, Sept. 21, 2017 - "Two Oregon lawmakers are calling for a federal investigation into the conduct of immigration agents who mistakenly approached a Latino man, demanded his name without identifying themselves and claimed he was in the country illegally. U.S. Reps...

Bound to Pay: For-Profit Ankle Monitors - Helpful Service or Debt Trap for Desperate Immigrants?

Gus Bova, Texas Observer, Sept. 26, 2017 - "Libre claims it’s helping immigrants by getting them out of detention when no one else will. “Our mission is to give hope to those who have lost it and to help those without a voice in the immigration system,” the company proclaims on...

A Nation of Snitches

Daniel Rivero and Brendan O'Connor, Splinter, Oct. 3, 2017 - "In April, the Trump Administration launched what it called the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) hotline, with a stated mission to “provide proactive, timely, adequate, and professional services to victims of crimes...

ICE Detainee Sent to Solitary for Encouraging Protest of 'Voluntary' Low-Wage Labor

Spencer Woodman, The Intercept, Oct. 10, 2017 - "In June, officials at a privately run Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in rural Georgia sentenced an immigrant detainee to a month in solitary confinement to punish him for encouraging fellow detainees to stop working in protest...

Edward Alden on DHS' Big Lie - Arresting and Deporting Rosa Maria Hernandez

Edward Alden, Oct. 27, 2017 - "President Donald Trump’s flexibility with facts is so often on display that it can become exhausting just trying to correct all the misinformation coming out of his administration. But I have a nominee for the biggest lie to date. It was told to National Public...

Certified Human Trafficking Victim in ICE Deportation Crosshairs

Brenda Medina, Miami Herald, Oct. 26, 2017 - "For almost two years, she worked for a family that paid her to what amounted to about $3 an hour for days that stretched to 13 hours. At night, she slept on the floor of the family’s apartment in a posh Miami neighborhood. Her employers also...

ICE Pays To Use 2 Oregon Jails Despite Sanctuary State Law

Conrad Wilson, OPB, Oct. 26, 2017 - "For years, two Oregon jails have aided ICE by housing detainees who face deportation. Jail officials say it's legal despite a sanctuary state law designed to make immigrants feel at ease."

A Washington County That Went for Trump is Shaken as Immigrant Neighbors Start Disappearing

Nina Shapiro, Seattle Times, Nov. 9, 2017 - "Named after a character in a cowboy book, Police Chief Flint Wright describes himself as pretty conservative. A portrait of Ronald Reagan hangs in his office, along with photos of John Wayne, and his father and grandfather on horses — capturing...

In Immigrant-Friendly Denver, From Probation to ICE

César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, Nov. 13, 2017 - "The Trump administration has made much of its wide immigration enforcement priorities. Every migrant who comes across the criminal justice system has reason to worry about being placed into the immigration detention...

Trump Picks Immigration Hardliner Tom Homan to Lead ICE

Todd Gillman, Washington Bureau Chief, Dallas Morning News, Nov. 14, 2017 - "President Donald Trump on Tuesday named immigration hardliner Tom Homan, who has served nearly 10 months as acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, to run ICE on a permanent basis. Homan has...

ICE’s Courthouse Arrests Undercut Democracy

César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, New York Times, Nov. 27, 2017 - "Lawyers and judges in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas and Washington all reported in the first year of the Trump administration that immigration officials...

DHS' Extreme Digital Vetting of Foreign Visitors to the U.S. Moves Forward Under a New Name

George Joseph, ProPublica, Nov. 22, 2017 - "The Department of Immigration & Customs Enforcement is taking new steps in its plans for monitoring the social media accounts of applicants and holders of U.S. visas. At a tech industry conference last Thursday in Arlington, Virginia, ICE officials...

ICE Targets Another American Citizen for Deportation

Joel Rubin and Paige St. John, Los Angeles Times, Nov. 29, 2017 - "Sergio Carrillo had already been handcuffed in the Home Depot parking lot when an officer wearing a Homeland Security uniform appeared. “Homeland Security?” Carrillo asked. “What do you want with me?” Ignoring...

Report: Courts Should Stand Up to ICE

Josefa Velasquez and Colby Hamilton, New York Law Journal, December 05, 2017 - "As the number of arrests at courthouses by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers continue to rise under the Trump Administration, a report released Tuesday by the Fund for Modern Courts suggests New York’s...

Court Orders Reinstatement of DACA: Inland Empire v. Duke

Nicole Rodriguez, Newsweek, Dec. 2, 2017 - "The evening of February 12 began uneventfully for Los Angeles-area resident Jesus Alonso Arreola. The 23-year-old undocumented immigrant from Mexico began his shift as a Lyft and Uber driver and picked up a fare in San Diego. The money for the trek...

Lawsuit Targets ICE's Use of False Pretenses to Gain Entry to Homes: Morales v. USA

"When “police” knock on your door, show you a picture of a “criminal,” and tell you they are looking for him or her, it is reasonable to fling your door wide open. But when it turns out the agents are not police, and they are not looking for a criminal (because there is no...

In Philly halls of justice, feds seizing more immigrants with no criminal past

Bobby Allyn, WHYY, Dec. 20, 2017 - "As the Trump administration continues its immigration crackdown, ICE agents have found courthouses a convenient place to collar undocumented immigrants, saying the security stationed there ensures the arrests go smoothly. But legal experts worry that using Philadelphia’s...

Fairfax County (VA) Sheriff’s Office Using Risky Strategy to Hold Immigrants for ICE: Experts

Yvette Cabrera, ThinkProgress, Dec. 22, 2017 - "The Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office in Northern Virginia is holding people in jail past their release date at the request of Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE] using a technique that raises serious questions about potential constitutional...

Feds to Step Up Immigration Enforcement at Job Sites in 2018

Daniel Connolly, Commercial Appeal, Dec. 27, 2017 - "The federal government plans to increase job site immigration enforcement actions across Tennessee in 2018, said Robert Hammer, a high-ranking enforcement official. Workplace immigration investigations will likely focus on "critical infrastructure...

ICE Cannot Hold Criminal Defendant Who Made Bail, Judge Finds

Andrew Denney, New York Law Journal, Dec. 28, 2017 - "The government “simply cannot have it both ways” and keep an immigrant who faces criminal charges but who made bail in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a federal judge said in a sharply worded ruling ordering...

Wa. State Sues Motel 6 for Turning Over Guest Lists to ICE

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Jan. 3, 2018 - "Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced a lawsuit against national hotel chain Motel 6 for voluntarily providing guest lists to agents of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on a routine basis for at least two years...