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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...

Everyone's a Target for ICE

It's not just "bad hombres" any more. ICE will arrest, detain and try to deport anyone suspected of being undocumented, regardless of family ties, length of residence or absence of criminal record. Examples: 1. The Case of the 'Perfect' Undocumented Immigrant 2. Why didn’t...

Trump Administration's Immigrant-Crime 'VOICE' Hotline Releases Victims' Personal Information

Daniel González, Arizona Republic, Jan. 21, 2018 - "The same week the Trump administration opened a hotline last April to support victims of crimes by immigrants, Elena Maria Lopez called to report a complaint against her ex-husband. At first, Lopez kept getting a busy signal. But finally...

Motel 6 Sued for Giving Latino Guest Names to ICE in Arizona

MALDEF, Jan. 23, 2018 - "Motel 6 violated the civil rights of Latino immigrants and other guests by alerting federal authorities that they had rented rooms at two Phoenix locations, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in the name of eight plaintiffs affected by the motel practice. The suit,...

No Sanctuary: ICE Targets Churches, Activists

Nick Pinto, The Intercept, Jan. 19, 2018 - "Ragbir’s detention was the second such arrest of a New Sanctuary Coalition leader by ICE in the space of a week. It was only the most recent and public in a series of developments that advocates believe is part of a concerted effort to intimidate...

Shifting Gears, Trump Administration Launches High-Profile Worksite Immigration Enforcement Operations - MPI

MPI, Jan. 24, 2018 - "In January 2018, the Trump administration carried out its largest immigration action yet against a U.S. employer, with hundreds of federal immigration agents descending upon 98 stores in the 7-Eleven chain in 17 states and the District of Columbia. The enforcement operation...

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...