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DREAM activists get in ICE's face

"Two immigrants who were detained for more than two weeks after they walked into a Border Patrol office in Alabama and declared they were undocumented have been released. Isaac Barrera, 20, and Jonathan Perez, 24, were released Wednesday and are scheduled to appear before an Immigration Court...

U.S. citizenship no defense against deportation threat

"A Minneapolis man was arrested and illegally detained for 43 days by federal immigration agents who sought to have him deported even though he is a U.S. citizen, according to a lawsuit filed recently in federal court in Minneapolis. Federal agents arrested Anthony A. Clarke during a late...

A jury found him to be a U.S. citizen; ICE deported him anyway

"In next year's Statistical Yearbook and press releases, Esteban Tiznado-Reynes' deportation Tuesday morning from the Florence Service Processing Center to Mexico will be used to show Immigration and Custom Enforcement's (ICE) efficacy in ridding the country of 'criminal...

ICE Targets Fewer Criminals in Deportation Proceedings

"In deportation proceedings initiated during July - September 2011 by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the nation's 50 plus Immigration Courts, only 7,378 individuals — just 13.8 percent of the total — were charged with having engaged in criminal activities...

NYT soft-pedals arrests, deportations of Americans by ICE

I guess it depends on how you define 'recent.' - Prof. Jacqueline Stevens, Dec. 14, 2011 .

How many criminals is ICE really deporting?

The Obama administration says it is deporting a record number of criminals. The truth, however, is more complicated — and the administration’s rhetoric may be influenced by the political tightrope it’s walking as it tries simultaneously to please Latinos and independent voters....

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...