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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 »

LA Times Investigation: ICE Has Illegally Detained Nearly 1,500 American Citizens Since 2012

Last Friday, the Los Angeles Times published a deeply disturbing investigative piece detailing how U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has detained nearly 1,500 American citizens since 2012. The length of time these citizens were kept in ICE custody ranges from one day to more than three years. The story, from reporters Paige St. John and Joel … Continue reading »

A Tale of Two Congressional Responses to Immigration Raids

In NY-22, Rep. Claudia Tenney is Silent, While in NC-4, Rep. David Price Shows Up and Speaks Out New York Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-22) has a lot to say. She’s incensed at Canada for a pricing scheme that undercuts New York’s dairy industry. She’s outraged that leaders in New York want to ensure that every driver on the state’s roads … Continue reading »

Shot: Conservative Columnist Michael Gerson: “ICE Has Become Trump’s Personal Bullying Squad”

Chaser: Esquire’s Charles Pierce: “There is a fully deputized, well-armed national police force operating in this country like we’ve never seen operate before” Michael Gerson, a syndicated Washington Post columnist who worked for George W. Bush as a speechwriter, pens a must-read column entitled, “ICE Has Become Trump’s Personal Bullying Squad.” The piece is an essential contribution to … Continue reading »

“Because the Groom was Latino, Republican Pennsylvania Judge Calls ICE on Couple She Was Supposed to Marry”

Over the course of the Trump presidency, we have witnessed case after case of egregious offenses by ICE agents against immigrants. What’s more, the unshackled nature of the federal deportation force – and the chief executive’s consistently outrageous rhetoric about immigrants – have encouraged vigilantism to an unprecedented degree. Consider the latest example, a Pennsylvania … Continue reading »