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Across Country, ICE is Overseeing Mass Deportation of Immigrants Who Shouldn’t Be Priorities

Every day, Donald Trump’s mass deportation crackdown continues. Trump’s Deportation Force has been relentless in detaining and deporting all undocumented immigrants, whether that’s a grandmother who has lived in the US for a quarter of a century or a man married to a US citizen who is trying to adjust his status. Over and over, … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Houston Chronicle: “Out of Time: For a Houston Family, ICE crackdown shatters the good life they knew”

The Trump Administration’s DHS is focused on deporting any immigrant and every immigrant they can find – choosing “easy targets” such as those attending government check-ins who have no criminal records. In a powerful and heartbreaking piece published this weekend, the Houston Chronicle tells one local family’s heartbreaking story to demonstrate how “the rules have … Continue reading »

Trump’s Mass Deportation Force Leaves Children Parentless, Grandmothers in Search of Sanctuary, American Values as a Nation of Immigrants in Tatters

This morning, CASA rallied outside the White House to protest the detention and deportation of Liliana Cruz Mendez – a mother of two US citizen children and resident of Falls Church, VA  – as well as three other undocumented parents with no criminal records who are currently being detained. These cases exemplify the pattern of “silent … Continue reading »

Federal Judge: Hawaii Dad’s Deportation a Reminder that “Good Hombres” Not Safe Under Trump and Sec. Kelly

A federal judge yesterday blasted the Trump Administration’s mass deportation policy for its cruelty and indiscriminate nature. 9th Circuit Judge Stephen Reinhardt noted that “even the ‘good hombres’ are not safe”from President Trump and DHS Secretary John Kelly’s Deportation Force.  Judge Reinhardt wrote that the scheduled deportation of Andres Magana Ortiz, a father of three … Continue reading »

Latest Deportation Cases Remind Us that Sec. Kelly Is Not Telling the Truth on Immigration Enforcement

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly spent much of last week testifying on Capitol Hill on behalf of the Trump Administration’s budget request for billions of dollars to ramp up its mass deportation agenda. He was quick to defend his agents, demonize immigrants, and repeat the bogus claim that his deportation force is … Continue reading »

The New DHS M.O.: Dine, Discriminate and Detain

ICE Agents in Michigan profile and arrest Latino restaurant workers after enjoying breakfast This, from a follow up story in MLive.com on a recent ICE raid at an Ann Arbor restaurant: It started with a breakfast order – waffles, bacon, eggs and toast – and ended with handcuffs and questions about the immigration status of … Continue reading »

Calling Out Secretary Kelly on ICE Targets and Tactics

Despite Sec. Kelly’s Spin During Capitol Hill Testimony, More Disturbing Examples of ICE Targets Show Real World Reality Doesn’t Match Rhetoric The Trump Administration’s FY18 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) budget request seeks billions of dollars to ramp up its mass deportation force and policy. Yesterday and today, during testimony before the House and Senate appropriations committees, DHS Secretary … Continue reading »

“Silent Raids” Across America: ICE Turning Routine Check-ins Into Deportations

Last week, ICE announced that in the first 100 days of the Trump Administration arrests of undocumented immigrants increased by 38%. A key way the Trump Administration is running up its deportation numbers involves going after the undocumented immigrants who are easiest to find – those who have been checking in with ICE regularly for … Continue reading »

As ICE Brags About Arrests and Congress Works to Turbocharge Trump’s Deportation Agenda, A Reminder of the Futures Shattered and Families Separated

This week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) boasted about how many people they arrested during the first 100 days – even though the majority of people they arrested are either immigrants with no criminal record or immigrants who are not threats to public safety. At the same time, the GOP-led House is attempting to turbocharge … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry Reacts to Newly Released ICE Data

Newly released ICE data reveals that the rate of deportations has increased 38% during the Trump Administration, including a 156% increase in the removal of immigrants who have no criminal history and don’t deserve to be deported. Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund issued the following statement: Secretary Kelly and ICE Director Thomas Homan … Continue reading »