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America’s Voice to Senate: Reject Nomination of Ronald Vitiello – Defending and Implementing Family Separation Should Be Disqualifying

Trump has hand picked Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) acting director Ronald Vitiello’s to become the permanent director of ICE. His nomination comes after months of Vitiello’s unwavering allegiance to Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda. While Vitiello’s backers are trying to improve the prospects of his nomination by portraying him, as the New York Times characterizes, as … Continue reading »

Listen to the “A is for America” Podcast with Daniel Nichanian on Local Cooperation with ICE

*** * On this week’s episode of our podcast “A is for America”, we spoke with Daniel Nichanian, who is a fellow at the The Justice Collaborative Engagement Project and a writer at The Appeal. He recently wrote a piece about local cooperation with ICE and all the places where ICE is on the ballot this year. … Continue reading »

BuzzFeed: “An ICE Memo Lays Out The Differences Between Trump And Obama On Immigration Enforcement”

In a new piece for Buzzfeed, Hamed Aleaziz spotlights an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) memo that unmasks the administration’s cruel and deliberate push to deport as many immigrants as possible. The memo not only encourages attorneys to ignore requests for leniency, but also to reopen any closed cases in order to deport those who … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Juan Escalante: “Trump Congratulating ICE And Border Patrol Officers Is An Insult To All Americans”

In his latest column  for HuffPost, America’s Voice Communications Manager and DACA-recipient Juan Escalante calls out President Trump for holding a ceremony to celebrate the men and women who have willingly separated thousands of families and for refusing to hold Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) accountable. Escalante’s piece is … Continue reading »

Sandusky Register Ed Board Demands Transparency and Accountability in Border & Immigration Enforcement  

Cleveland, OH – The Sandusky Register published a strong editorial today calling for transparency and accountability from our taxpayer-funded border and immigration agencies.  The editorial, “Ice ICE,” states: As more than 100 migrant farm workers arrested during raids by Border Patrol and ICE agents in June continue to be processed through the system, the government’s … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: White House Pep Rally for ICE and CBP All About “Divide and Distract” Political Strategy

Today, the White House will host a “celebration” for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents, against the backdrop of the cruel and unresolved family separation crisis that implicates both agencies. Last week, we offered a brief primer on the litany of abuses at ICE and CBP that show why … Continue reading »

Three Weeks Past the Court-Ordered Family Reunification Deadline, Trump Celebrates and Promotes Those Responsible

 Last night we learned the total number of children that remained separated from their parents has actually increased. Based on new numbers released last night, 565 children (up from 559) are still separated, including 24 children who are 5 years of age and under. This is deeply disturbing confirmation that the Trump administration continues to … Continue reading »

ICE Triples Arrests of Immigrants Without Criminal Records; Targets “Low Priority” Immigrants, Those on Verge of Getting Green Card

So much for targeting “bad hombres.” A NBC News analysis of ICE data finds that, “Under Trump arrests of undocumented immigrants with no criminal record have tripled”: Federal arrests of undocumented immigrants with no criminal record have more than tripled under President Donald Trump and may still be accelerating, according to an NBC News analysis … Continue reading »

ICE Arrests at Courthouses — Including at Courtrooms Dedicated to Protect Domestic Violence Victims — Undermine Equal Justice and Public Safety

In spite of ICE policy that officers should “generally avoid enforcement actions in courthouses,” The Charlotte Observer reports that ICE arrested a woman and her 16-year-old son outside a courtroom set aside for domestic violence cases.  According to the report, the woman, identified as Maria, had moved into a domestic violence shelter with her 16- … Continue reading »

28 Reasons Why ICE is a Rogue Agency

Tramonte: “Not one state or local tax dollar should go toward deporting hardworking Ohioans” Cleveland, OH – In Columbus today, Earth First! and the American Indian Movement of Ohio as well as other leaders and community members disrupted “business as usual” at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office. According to the news media, multiple people have … Continue reading »