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ICYMI: New York Times Editorial: “President Trump’s Reckless Shame Game”

The New York Times writes a timely editorial blasting the Trump Administration and ICE for their “reckless shame game” — their ongoing attempts to publicly scapegoat immigrants and the communities that welcome them. According to the Times, the Trump Administration’s attempts to claim they are acting in the interest of public safety is “ridiculous — dangerously … Continue reading »

Since Gen. Kelly Can’t or Won’t Control His Troops, Why is Congress Throwing More Money at Him?

Rogue agency ICE needs more accountability and oversight, not more agents free to act with impunity U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is regarded by many law enforcement professionals as a rogue and unaccountable police agency. New revelations underscore this reputation and reveal a disturbing pattern of political retaliation, willful falsehoods, and the selective and … Continue reading »

ICE and CBP Need New Accountability Measures, Not New Hiring

Trump’s Budget Funds Expansion of Deportation Force at the Expense of National Security This week President Trump will request $6.6 billion to fund an expanded nationwide deportation force, new detention centers, and a massive infrastructure increase at the border (read: wall) – all to implement his mass deportation blueprint. As Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer … Continue reading »

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, Advocates Protest Immigration Crackdown at Chicago ICE Office

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), immigration reform advocates, and clergy members protested for five hours after a meeting with Chicago ICE yesterday, briefly being placed in handcuffs before being let go without citation. Rep. Gutierrez and the advocates were protesting Donald Trump’s immigration executive orders, sprawling ICE raids, and the case of Francisca Lina — an … Continue reading »

ICE Doesn’t Care What’s in Trump’s “Heart”, Tweets About How It Can Deport Dreamers

Trump’s deportation dragnet is catching a whole lot of longtime Americans in its wake, from grandfathers to business owners to young students to workers. Even Dreamers — the young immigrants Donald Trump claims to have such a “heart” for — aren’t necessarily safe. ICE tweets: Deferred action does not protect from removal This was underscored … 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 »

ICYMI: “Undocumented Woman With a Brain Tumor Locked Up by ICE”

Washington, DC – As Trump’s unrelenting focus on deportation continues to terrorize immigrant families and communities across the country, a new story out of Texas points to the ugly truth of Trump’s crackdown. As reported by Betsy Woodruff of The Daily Beast, Sara, a 26-year-old undocumented woman is currently being detained in Texas. This month, … Continue reading »

Daniel Ramirez’s Attorney Blasts ICE For “Utterly Implausible And Wholly Fabricated” Claims

Lawyers for Daniel Ramirez Medina issued another very strong statement taking issue with what ICE has been saying about their client. We wanted to share the entire release as this case has gotten so much attention – and because ICE continues it’s false narrative about Daniel: Today, the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division Office … 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 »