Today, former Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, who oversaw the Obama administration’s aggressive deportation policy from 2009-2012, spoke out for executive action by President Obama: Former homeland security secretary Janet Napolitano is supporting executive action by President Obama to change immigration policy if Congress fails to pass a... Continuar »
This afternoon, this tweet with some good news caught our attention: Bill to stop NYC from cooperating with ICE without judicial warrant passes @NYCCouncil 41-6. — Mara Gay (@MaraGay) October 22, 2014 And, a report from the New York Observer: The New York City Council overwhelmingly passed legislation today... Continuar »
Elise Foley from Huffington Post reports on the case of an Honduran teenager, who fled gang violence, settled in with a new family – and is now being forced back to Honduras by the Department of Homeland Security: In 2011, a then-14-year-old orphan fled Honduras for the U.S., fearful... Continuar »
This week, the Migration Policy Institute released a report, The Deportation Dilemma: Reconciling Tough and Humane Enforcement, which “analyze the current pipelines for removal and key trends in border and interior apprehensions, deportations and criminal prosecutions. ” The report begins: The United States has deported a record number of unauthorized... Continuar »
ICE Director, Rebecca Adducci, Continues to Target Cornejo Family; School and Supporters Vow to Keep Fighting the Deportation Today, local Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director, Rebecca Adducci, granted a temporary reprieve for Maria Esmeralda Cornejo—a 14 year Columbus, Ohio resident and mother of three U.S. citizen children under... Continuar »
EDIT May 7, 2014: Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard has asked DHS for a new report on Secure Communities: http://roybal-allard.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=379194 According to the Washington Post today, a Senate oversight report has found that the top watchdog for DHS to have compromised his role as an independent inspector general, getting close with department leaders and altering... Continuar »
Leader Pelosi Speaks Up, CHC Weighs In, DHS Secretary Johnson Gets Ready Pressure is growing on the Obama Administration to take executive action on deportation relief.  Yesterday, U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (R-CA) boldly joined the chorus.  And after meeting with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, new U.S. Secretary... Continuar »
President Obama recently ordered a review of deportations, looking for ways to make the US immigration system more humane.  But as we and others have pointed out, we already know a lot of what needs to be fixed.  Case in point, in an op-ed at the Los Angeles Times today, former Acting... Continuar »
At the East Bay Express today is a long read, but a must-read, on former DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano and a play-by-play of her tenure as the department chief.  Napolitano left last year to become president of the University of California, and protests — organized by DREAMers, immigration reform advocates, and... Continuar »
Today, The New York Times published an editorial titled, “Homeland Security’s New Chief,” which lays out the challenges and expectations for Jeh Johnson on immigration. Fix the “ineffective and cruel” enforcement strategy – and expand DACA (emphasis below is ours): What most needs fixing is immigration enforcement. Under Mr. Johnson’s... Continuar »