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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 »

TUES PRESS CALL to Decry Deportations of Mauritanians Facing Slavery, Arrest of Internationally-Acclaimed Abolitionist Biram Dah Abeid

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Tuesday, August 14 12:30pm eastern Dial in: 877-876-9173; Passcode: FREE Columbus, OH —  An article in The Atlantic is shining a spotlight on the Trump Administration’s efforts to ramp up deportations of long-settled U.S. residents from Mauritania, back to a country where they are likely to face arrest, torture, and slavery.  Danae King’s … 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 »

The Many, Many Reasons Why ICE is a Rogue Agency

ICE is a relatively new government agency and has only been operating since 2003. In its less than two decades of existence, ICE has developed a long record of abuses — yet the Trump Administration has encouraged, facilitated, and “unshackled” the agency. Under his presidency, ICE has increasingly known no bounds, which is why we … Continue reading »

Trump’s Immigration Enforcement Strategy: Unaccountable, Un-American and Increasingly Unlawful

A US Senator is denied access to inspect the well-being of children: contractor calls police on him As President Trump openly claims that he is above the law, below is a roundup have of recent episodes that how his administration is advancing an immigration enforcement agenda that is unaccountable, un-American and increasingly unlawful. A private … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “A family is torn apart: Siblings fight to save their home after their parents are deported.”

Three siblings in Bridgeton, NJ are struggling to keep their family home after their parents were deported. In late 2017, mother and father Humberta and Oscar Campos were deported to Mexico, after years of living in the United States under supervision orders and attending ICE “check-in” meetings regularly, like so many other immigrants. With the … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Voters Reject Two Pro-ICE Sheriffs in North Carolina”

In a must-read blog post, America’s Voice Political Director Matt Hildreth breaks down two failed reelection bids of North Carolina sheriffs who collaborated with Trump’s deportation ICE in deporting undocumented immigrants. Read the full blog post from Matt Hildreth below: Last night, due to the activism and work of advocates on the front lines in North … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry on Outgoing ICE Director Thomas Homan: “He will go down in history as the Bull Connor of federal immigration enforcement”

Homan’s record and rhetoric has been disgusting and disgraceful ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan announced yesterday that he will be stepping down in June. Homan has played a key role in turbocharging the Trump Administration’s cruelty towards immigrants. According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, “We’re glad to see Homan go. He has been Trump’s … Continue reading »

Immigration 101: Who is Thomas Homan?

Originally published March 30, 2018; updated July 10, 2018 Thomas Homan is the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the federal immigration agency responsible for arresting and deporting undocumented immigrants, who is reportedly retiring next month. A career immigration official who has served under six Presidents, Homan previously served as ICE’s executive … Continue reading »

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