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Raids in Pacific Northwest Detain Dreamers, Terrify Community, Disrupt Local Businesses

A three-day series of ICE raids across the Pacific Northwest (including Oregon, Washington, and Alaska) resulted in the arrest and detention of 84 immigrants, according to an ICE press release yesterday. ICE raids now indiscriminate A third of those arrested had no criminal record whatsoever, lending evidence to what immigration advocates all over the country are … Continue reading »

ICE Continues Terrorizing Immigrant Communities With Raids In PA, DE, and WV

It’s under-reported news this week, but nearly 250 people have been arrested since the start of March in a multi-state ICE effort that has been terrorizing immigrant communities across Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia. ICE casting wide, indiscriminate net Only 18 of those arrested had prior removal orders and more than half had no criminal … Continue reading »

Unshackled Deportation Force Creating Fear and Chaos Well Beyond “Bad Dudes”

Washington, DC – President Trump yesterday claimed that his administration’s Deportation Force was focusing on criminals, stating: “We’re getting gang members out, we’re getting drug lords out, we’re getting really bad dudes out of this country — and at a rate that nobody’s ever seen before…it’s a military operation.” Even by the standards of President Trump’s … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Santa Cruz Police Chief Blasts DHS for Betrayal

A joint operation targeting gangs becomes cover for an immigration sweep Washington, DC – As we highlighted yesterday, law enforcement voices across the country are speaking out against Trump’s mass deportation. In a press conference held yesterday, Santa Cruz Police Chief Kevin Vogel joined the chorus, big league. Chief Vogel’s police department originally worked with … Continue reading »

No Lingering Doubts: Trump’s Deportation Force Targets All 11 Million

The facts are in. Trump’s Deportation Force is in action. His executive order on interior enforcement eliminates common sense priorities for deportation. This means that any and all undocumented immigrants – including DACA recipients – are vulnerable to arrest, detention and deportation. Daniel Ramirez Medina Last night, news reports exposed the fact that ICE agents in Seattle, Washington … Continue reading »

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Members Slam ICE For Backing Out Of Meeting On Deportation Raids

According to the Huffington Post, the Acting ICE Director backed out of a meeting with Congressional Hispanic Caucus members yesterday. Later that same day, Reuters broke the shocking news that the agency had arrested a DACA recipient in Seattle last week. We’d be ashamed to show our faces too. Advocates are currently fighting for the … Continue reading »

America’s Voice responde a la detención de Daniel Ramírez Medina, beneficiario de DACA

Donald Trump, tal como fue citado por TIME: “Fueron traídos aquí a una edad muy temprana, han trabajado aquí, han ido a la escuela aquí. Algunos fueron buenos estudiantes. Otros tienen maravillosos trabajos. Y se encuentran en un país imaginario porque no saben lo que va a ocurrir… Vamos a elaborar algo de lo que a gente … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Education Fund Responds to Detention of DACA-recipient Daniel Ramirez Medina

Donald Trump as quoted in TIME:  “They got brought here at a very young age, they’ve worked here, they’ve gone to school here. Some were good students. Some have wonderful jobs. And they’re in never-never land because they don’t know what’s going to happen….We’re going to work something out that’s going to make people happy and proud.” … Continue reading »

More Personal Stories Emerging From ICE Actions That Have Swept Up Hundreds Of Undocumented Immigrants

More personal stories are emerging from the more than 680 undocumented immigrants that have been arrested by ICE agents since last week. As we noted earlier today, these coordinated ICE sweeps have spread fear and uncertainty in families and communities across America. While Donald Trump has claimed that he would target only “criminal aliens” for … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Sargent: “Trump’s Reign Of Fear May Soon Get A Whole Lot Worse. Here’s What To Look For.”

In new analysis for the Washington Post, Greg Sargent connects the dots on the extreme Trump Administration agenda, predicting that the administration is testing  “just how far the administration can go in limiting legal immigration and in expelling undocumented immigrants with longtime ties to U.S. communities.” See the full version of Sargent’s must read piece here with key excerpts … Continue reading »