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Pew Research Report: ICE Arrests Up 30% Nationwide in FY 2017

According to a new Pew Research report, ICE arrests in FY 2017 were up 30% nationwide over the previous year, marking a three-year high in which the largest percentage increases were in Florida, Dallas, and Oklahoma. According to the report: ICE made a total of 143,470 arrests in fiscal 2017, a 30% rise from fiscal … Continue reading »

ICYMI: ICE issues plan to detain 1,000 more migrants in Texas

Austin, TX – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) posted a notice on Wednesday soliciting private sector interest for a new detention center in South Texas that could hold up to 1,100 immigrants, continuing its relentless discrimination and crackdown on immigrants across the state. From a piece in Reveal by Patrick Michaels: The post is a preliminary request … Continue reading »

The Forest Through the Trees: Trump Deportation Numbers Obscure Cruel and Inhumane Reality

Washington, DC – Reports that focus on the fact that the overall numbers of deportations under President Trump have declined compared to fiscal year 2016 lose sight of the forest through the trees. Said Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice Education Fund: A key factor in this is the decrease in individuals crossing the border without … Continue reading »

Watch These Clips. Do Not Look Away: Loving Father About to Be Deported

US government insists on deporting Pedro Hernandez – loving father of US citizens, caregiver to a disabled man, despite damage to family and society Cleveland, OH – In a cruel and callous decision, the US government has refused to grant Pedro Hernandez Ramirez another “stay” of deportation, which would have allowed him to remain in Elyria … Continue reading »

Third Episode of Our Podcast “180 Days” is Available Now

This week’s edition of the America’s Voice podcast, “180 Days,” is now available. The weekly podcast will run over the next six months as we approach the March 6, 2018 deadline for DACA. We cover the fight to protect Dreamers and pass the Dream Act – and other immigration news. In the third episode, the … Continue reading »

Reps. Conyers, Lofgren, Bonamici, Blumenauer ask ICE to Investigate Oregon Profiling Incident

Earlier this week, The Oregonian reported on an incident where ICE agents accosted Isidro Andrade-Tafolla, accusing him of being an undocumented immigrant for whom they were searching: Federal agents mistook a longtime Washington County employee for an illegal immigrant just as a nearby demonstration against arrests of undocumented immigrants ended at the courthouse in Hillsboro. … Continue reading »

Among Other Outrages, Immigration Agents Arrest Newborn’s Parents at Texas Hospital

ICE and Border Patrol Cruelty Needs to Be Reined In Washington, DC – Every week brings more troubling examples of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Border Patrol actions that violate basic social norms and offend our sense of who we are as Americans. Below, we lift up some of the most recent, outrageous incidents. … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Juan Coronilla-Guerrero Killed in Mexico After Being Taken by ICE from Travis County Courthouse

Arrested in February, Coronilla Guerrero’s wife told judge that Coronilla-Guerrero faced death if he was deported Austin, TX – Juan Coronilla Guerrero was forcibly taken from a Travis County Courthouse in February, deported, and according to the Austin American-Statesman, killed by gangs that took him from his bed while he slept. This tragedy again highlights the … Continue reading »

ICE Public Relations: We’re Focused on “Threats to Public Safety”

ICE Reality: We’re Focused on Soccer Stars, Moms and Dads Yesterday, ICE spokesperson Khaalid Walls told USA Today that “ICE continues to focus on people ‘who pose a threat to national security, public safety and border security’” in its immigration enforcement efforts.  This followed a dark and deranged speech from President Trump last week, where he tried to claim … Continue reading »

Veteran ICE Agent: “We Seem to be Targeting the Most Vulnerable People, Not the Worst.”

Even by their own radical standards, the Trump Administration is now going for broke in its focus on kicking out and keeping out immigrants and advancing hard-line immigration policies. In renewed fashion, the Administration is again raising the bogeyman of immigrant criminality to justify raids against teenagers and potential retaliation against so-called “sanctuary” jurisdictions;targeting parents of unaccompanied minors as the focus … Continue reading »

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