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ICE deports American teen...to Colombia

How do you mistake a 14-year-old African-American teenager, who speaks no Spanish, for a 22-year-old undocumented Colombian? Easy, if your heart is ICE-cold and your brain is switched off. Reporting from WFAA in Dallas , the Dallas Morning News , and commentary by Prof. Jacqueline Stevens . Just...

ICE Agents’ Union Delays Training On New Policy On Deportation

"The federal agency in charge of deportations is conducting a far-reaching training course to push immigration enforcement officers and prosecutors nationwide to focus their efforts on removing immigrants convicted of crimes. The training course is the clearest sign yet that administration officials...

Immigrant helped solve murder - now ICE wants to deport him

"It would have been the perfect crime: On a 1999 fishing trip, two bullies threw a third man into New Jersey’s Sandy Hook Bay, knowing he couldn’t swim. The drowning death of Michael Augulis was ruled an accident, and it stayed that way until a Lebanese immigrant came to cops...

They Deport Valedictorians, Don't They?

If you thought the Morton Memo was too good to be true, you were right. ICE and EOIR have their sights set on Daniela Pelaez , the valedictorian at North Miami Senior High with a 6.7 GPA and a U.S. citizen brother who served in the Army in Afghanistan. She's been here since she was four years...

Family Values on ICE: The Deportation of Parents of U.S.-Born Citizens

"I am pleased to present the following report, "Deportation of Parents of U.S.-Born Citizens" for the second half of Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, as prepared by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)." - John Morton, Mar. 26, 2012 . Coverage by HuffPo , VOXXI and Latina Lista...

U.S. Citizen, Wrongfully Deported by ICE, Wins Partial Court Victory

"[T]he Court holds that a United States citizen with a diminished mental capacity who has been detained without probable cause, who the federal agents know claims to be a U.S. citizen, whose claim of citizenship is not investigated, whose claim is supported by easily accessible corroborating evidence...

Free Webinar Thursday, May 17th - ICE Targeting Trends by Nationality

"A free webinar is scheduled for Thursday, May 17, at 2:00pm (Eastern US time) to present and discuss trends in new Immigration Court deportation proceedings for individual nationalities. Overall filings during FY 2012 continue to decline for most nationalities, and Immigration and Customs...

ICE Ramps Up Deportations

"In an aggressive effort to boost deportations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has begun to increase by nearly 25% the number of agents tasked with finding and deporting illegal immigrants with criminal records, pulling 150 officers from desks and backroom jobs to add extra fugitive...

ICE vs. USCIS: DACA Applicants Ordered Deported

"Rodrigo Murcia trudged out of Houston immigration court on an October afternoon, stunned by the immigration judge's decision ordering him to leave the country by Dec. 3. Murcia, 25, had gone into court with high hopes of being spared deportation to El Salvador, a country he hadn't seen...

Exposed: ICE Tactics to Boost Deportation Numbers

" U.S. immigration officials laid out plans last year that would ratchet up expulsions of immigrants convicted of minor crimes as part of an urgent push to make sure the government would not fall short of its criminal deportation targets, new records obtained by USA TODAY show. Among those new tactics...

ICE Resumes Deportation Flights to Mexico City

"U.S. immigration authorities began flying deportees deep into Mexico Thursday in an effort to discourage them from trying to return, U.S. and Mexican officials said. The first of twice-weekly flights from El Paso, Texas, to Mexico City left Thursday with 133 deportees aboard, all men. ICE spokeswoman...

Lawsuit Claims Woman’s Deportation Was a Death Sentence

"The U.S. government deported 387,790 people in 2009, one of them a frightened 22-year-old victim of domestic abuse known, in a lawsuit filed Wednesday [June 5, 2013,] as “Laura S.” Despite having a restraining order against her abusive ex-boyfriend—she warned immigration agents...

DHS, DOJ Press for Deportation of American Citizen Despite Res Judicata

"Frank Serna wrote me from Houston CCA in June, where he'd been locked up for 14 months . An immigration judge in 2004 held a hearing and found credible his mother's testimony and other evidence of his U.S. citizenship and terminated proceedings, but in 2012 Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

Latest ICE Deportation Stats No Cause for Celebration

" There is little to cheer in the new deportation statistics released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). While the numbers document a 10 percent decline in the total number of deportations compared to last year, they also reveal the extent to which immigration enforcement resources...

ICE Not Consistent in Application of Deportation Guidelines

"In a statement, ICE said the new deportation guidelines "remain in full force and effect" and that the federal judge's order clearly stated that the injunction didn't affect them. The agency said it has conducted a series of mandatory training for all ICE personnel as well as...

ICE Deportation Flights Wasting Millions

"ICE Air operated charter flights with empty seats and could have realized cost savings up to $41.1 million upon determining optimum flight capacity." - DHS OIG, Apr. 9, 2015 .

Congressional Pressure Brings Stay of Deportation for North Carolina Teen

Anne Blythe, News & Observer, Mar. 20, 2016 - "The planned deportation of Wildin Guillen Acosta, a Riverside High School student, was put on hold Sunday to give attorneys a brief window to appeal an immigration judge’s decision from late Friday. Acosta, a 19-year-old native of Honduras...

ICE Immigration Raids: A Primer (TRAC)

TRAC, Feb. 14, 2017 - There are widespread reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) fugitive operations teams conducted immigration roundups in a number of communities across the country last week. This report breaks down the numbers on ICE apprehensions in recent...

Prof. Geoffrey A. Hoffman on ICE Raids and the "Non-Priorities Priorities"

Prof. Geoffrey A. Hoffman, Feb. 14, 2017 - "Over the weekend hundreds of immigrants were arrested. Despite statements by some in the administration that the arrests were “routine,” they appear to be an implementation of the Executive Order on interior enforcement signed by the President...

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 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. ...

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...

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...