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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...

NY Gov. Cuomo to ICE: Stop!

Letter dated Apr. 25, 2018 from Gov. Cuomo to Acting ICE Dir. Homan - "Recent enforcement actions by Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") agents operating in New York State raise significant legal and public safety concerns. The tactics deployed by agents under your leadership have...

ICE Isn’t Following its Own Handbook on How to Deport Kids

Aura Bogado, Reveal News, Apr. 25, 2018 - "An internal federal immigration handbook’s regulations outlining how minors “aging out” of custody are supposed to be treated contrasts starkly with realities on the ground, according to immigration advocates and a federal judge’s...

ICE Held American Citizen in Custody for 1,273 Days

Paige St. John, Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times, Apr. 27, 2018 - "Immigration officers in the United States operate under a cardinal rule: Keep your hands off Americans. But Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents repeatedly target U.S. citizens for deportation by mistake, making wrongful arrests...

Expert: ICE Uses Green Card Appointments at USCIS to Arrest 'Low Hanging Fruit'

Simon Montlake, CSMonitor, June 1, 2018 - "Immigrants married to US citizens who petition for them to stay present an easy target since they have declared themselves to US immigration services. Self-reporting immigrants make tempting targets for enforcement, says Stephen Yale-Loehr, a professor...

ICE Arrests Racially-Profiled American Citizen During Tenn. Worksite Raid

Miriam Jordan, New York Times, June 11, 2018 - "One morning in April, federal immigration agents swept into a meatpacking plant in this northeastern Tennessee manufacturing town, launching one of the biggest workplace raids since President Trump took office with a pledge to crack down on illegal...

ICE SEVP Broadcast Message: Reporting Volunteer Positions During OPT Employment

ICE, May 18, 2018 - "Volunteer positions that are not directly related to your course of study do not qualify as optional practical training (OPT) and must not be listed as OPT employment. Reporting non-qualifying volunteer opportunities as OPT employment will be deemed a violation of your reporting...

Former ICE lawyer switches sides: I want to protect immigrant children, not prosecute them

Laura Peña, June 27, 2018 - "My face turned beet red when the immigration judge demanded I explain why a six-month old baby was being called to appear separately from his mother in a removal hearing. Though the mother was physically in the courtroom cradling her child, the infant’s...

DHS OIG Faults ICE Detention Facility Inspections

DHS OIG, June 26, 2018 - "ICE uses two inspection types to examine detention conditions in more than 200 detention facilities. ICE contracts with a private company and also relies on its Office of Detention Oversight for inspections. ICE also uses an onsite monitoring program. Yet, neither the inspections...

Expert: Chances of Abolishing ICE 'Slim to None'

John Bacon, USA Today, June 27, 2018 - " Stephen Yale-Loehr, a professor at Cornell University Law School who has written extensively on immigration law, said ICE isn't going anywhere soon. It's detractors, he said, don't have the votes on either side of the aisle. "Even if the...

Teen Taken at U.S. Border Tells of ‘Icebox’ Cages With 60 Girls

Erik Larson, Bloomberg, July 3, 2018 - "A 15-year-old girl who was forcibly separated from her mother after fleeing to the U.S. from El Salvador described to a Washington State investigator how she was crammed into a windowless room with 60 other girls and deprived of proper sleep or food for three...

Fact: Mass Detention of Migrant Families is Unnecessary, Inefficient

Eleanor Acer, Just Security, July 5, 2018 - "The administration’s turn toward mass detention of asylum seekers and migrants flies in the face of numerous empirical studies, including the government’s own statistics, that show such policies to be highly unnecessary and inefficient. ....

Where Cities Help Detain Immigrants

Tanvi Misra, CityLab, July 10, 2018 - "In the last few weeks, a handful of localities have taken action to end contracts with federal immigration authorities to jail immigrants, as anti-detention activists have long been pushing them to do, including Springfield, Oregon , and Sacramento, California...