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DHS Watch: CBP is Conducting Broad Searches, While Officials Indefinitely Detain Children

Over the years, we’ve seen repeated examples of how Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) abuse their authority when it comes to treating immigrants and protecting individual privacy. This week, two articles from the New York Times showed CBP unrestrainedly using their authority within the 100-mile zone; meanwhile, enforcement officials … Continue reading »

Border Patrol Checking Papers of Greyhound Passengers in Florida

Know Your Rights When Stopped by ICE or Police A video of Border Patrol agents boarding a Greyhound bus asking people to show them their papers has garnered over 2.5 million views on Facebook according to the Florida Immigration Coalition (FLIC). Last Friday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents boarded a Greyhound bus in … Continue reading »

Greyhound Buses Allows Border Patrol to Conduct Immigration Raid at Bus Stops

Caribbean woman pulled off bus by agents on Friday is still missing FLORIDA – Border Patrol agents boarded a Greyhound bus on Friday to ask passengers for documentation in Ft. Lauderdale on a bus en route to Miami from Orlando; during the stop a black woman of Caribbean descent was asked to remove her belongings and leave the bus. Family … Continue reading »

ICE Director Homan Call to Lock Up Local Officials is Dangerous, Unconstitutional and “Akin to a Totalitarian Thug”

This week on Fox News, acting ICE Director Thomas Homan took a page out of Donald Trump’s “lock them up” playbook by suggesting that we arrest and jail democratically elected officials of cities and states that are friendly to immigrants. “We’ve got to take them to court and we’ve got to start charging some of … Continue reading »

Inhumane Human Rights Violations Found at U.S. Immigration Detention Centers

Gross human rights violations at four U.S. immigration detention centers were identified by Acting Inspector General John V. Kelly* for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in a Dec. 11 report entitled Concerns about ICE Detainee Treatment and Care at Detention Facilities. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for DHS raised concerns about the treatment … Continue reading »

The Cruelty of Trump’s DHS Towards 10-Year Old Rosa Maria Hernandez Is Not an Isolated Incident

CBP and ICE Seeking Billions of Dollars in New Taxpayer Money to Put Existing Deportation Efforts into Overdrive The arrest and detention of the 10-year old Rosa Maria Hernandez in Texas last week has sparked national outrage, but unfortunately it’s not the only example of inhumanity on display by Trump’s deportation force. As the Washington Post explained in … Continue reading »

A New, Loathsome Low: Trump Administration Detains a 10-Year Old Disabled Girl and Separates Her From Her Mother

Rosa Maria Hernandez should be immediately released and returned to her mother The Trump Administration’s deportation machinery hit a new low this week with the arrest and detention of 10-year old Rosa Maria Hernandez in Texas. Rosa Maria has cerebral palsy and has lived in Texas since she was three months old. Earlier this week, she … Continue reading »

Trump Administration’s Abuses Against Immigrants Continue with Possible Deportation of Girl Who Has Cerebral Palsy, Arrest Without Warrant in Oregon

The Trump Administration, its officials within DHS, and its enforcers at ICE and CBP apparently know no bounds when it comes to immigrants and deportation. This week, we’ve seen one story about immigrants and deportation that exceeds the bounds of decency, and another where immigration officials flat-out acted illegally. 10-year-old girl may be deported after … Continue reading »

ICE Director Homan’s Cynical Anti-Immigrant Ploy Amid Northern California Wildfires

Northern California is recovering from devastating wildfires. Why is Thomas Homan interjecting a nonsense political agenda? This month, wildfires in the Napa and Sonoma regions of northern California killed dozens and destroyed thousands of homes. Shortly after, right-wing news sites like Breitbart and Infowars (in their capacity as right-wing, race-baiting sites that use every shred … Continue reading »

Trump Administration Displays Callousness Toward Immigrants in Abortion, Deportations Stories

The inhumanity of Trump’s deportation machine has been on display this week in three cases where the federal government has shown a callous indifference to immigrants’ lives, whether they are 17-year-old minors or parents who have lived in the US for decades and have deep ties. 17-year-old asylum seeker is being denied access to abortion … Continue reading »

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