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ICE Director John Morton Announces Resignation

Today, director of ICE John Morton announced that he would be leaving his position at the end of July to take a position at a private company. Morton has held his position since May 2009, and ICE has deported more than a million people during his tenure. Below is a response from the National Day … Continue reading »

John Morton Gets It. The House GOP Gets It. It's Time To Drop the "Criminal Alien" Stereotype Once And For All

The manufactured kerfuffle of ICE’s release of a number of immigrants from detention facilities last month has officially reached the phase where House Republicans hold hearings to show off how outraged they are by the Obama Administration. Typically, such hearings are full of fact-free fearmongering about criminals running amok on the streets. But while this … Continue reading »

Detroit ICE Agents ONCE AGAIN Target Parents Outside Elementary School; Community Leaders Rally

Trouble is brewing in Detroit again. This week, ICE agents approached two immigrant families while they were dropping off their children at Cesar Chavez Academy in Southwest Detroit.  One father, Hector Orozco, was dropping off his son when he was arrested, and remains in detention. Another family was stopped outside the Manuel Reyes Vistas Nuevas … Continue reading »

Progress Report Using DHS Data Shows Fewer Individuals Getting Relief and Those Getting Relief are Getting a Worse Deal

After a growing outcry by immigrants, allies, and Members of Congress, outraged at the record number of deportations carried out by the Obama Administration, the Department of Homeland Security announced a new policy in June 2011 that was supposed to focus immigration enforcement on the “worst of the worst” and spare individuals who have been in the … Continue reading »

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Attemps to Cover Up Abusive Practices, Pushes to Deport Victims of Crime

In 2008, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in Florida raided the home of Adolfo Garcia and Julio Diaz, reportedly in search of human traffickers.  Although no one in the home was involved in trafficking, the agents stormed the house and violently arrested Garcia, Diaz and several others for civil immigration violations.  ICE agents punched … Continue reading »

ICE Plans to Deport 14 Year Old New Yorker, Victoria, on Sunday

Today, Dream Activist brings us news of a ninth grader who is scheduled to be deported this coming Sunday. According to their petition: Victoria was brought to the US when she was only 3 years old. Carina, Victoria’s mother wanted to give her little girl a better future, something she couldn’t do in Argentina. She … Continue reading »