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NILC: Things DHS Can Do Right Now to Ease Immigration Enforcement

All year long, we’ve been fighting for real immigration reform that creates a path to citizenship for the 11 million.  It’s easy to forget, though, that under current Obama immigration policies, families aren’t supposed to be separated and non-priority immigrants aren’t supposed to be deported.  Current immigration enforcement policies, if they followed their own guidelines, … Continue reading »

Stop ICE from Deporting Pedro Hernandez-Ramirez. Keep Him Home with His Family

Pedro Hernandez-Ramirez and his wife Seleste live in Ohio with their four children (ages 24, 21, 16, and 5).  While Pedro is not the biological father of the three eldest, he considers them to be his children and they call him Dad.  The couple’s oldest son, Juan, has cerebral palsy and is entirely dependent upon … Continue reading »

Department of Homeland Security: Border Patrol Agents to No Longer Serve as Interpreters

A new directive yesterday from the Department of Homeland Security announced that US Border Patrol agents will no longer serve as interpreters when local police and law enforcement agencies need language help.  According to the new guideline, translation help should now come from private services often used by government agencies. Border Patrol agents who are … Continue reading »