For the last few weeks, we’ve been writing about the case of Alfredo Ramos — the Ohio father of two US citizen children who was indicted by a Grand Jury last week just for trying to reunite with his family.  After 24 years in the US, Alfredo was facing deportation... Continue »
On the Cusp of 2 Million Deportations, New Video Highlights American Families Being Ripped Apart As House Republicans stall progress on immigration reform, American families continue to pay the price. The Obama Administration has been deporting immigrants at a reckless pace—over 1,000 a day—and is set to make history... Continue »
Rep. Steven Horsford (D-NV) became the latest member of Congress to call on President Obama to address his rate of deportations and stop the separation of families, when he spoke out at a public hearing on immigration policy and deportations on Monday in Las Vegas. Horsford was joined by... Continue »
The Legal Authority and Political Consequences of Executive Action on Deportations In February, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) slammed the brakes on immigration reform.  Last week, President Obama ordered Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to review his options for executive action to reduce deportations.  These developments beg the question: if... Continue »
US Attorney, David J. Hickton, Uses Limited Dept. Resources to Prosecute Non-Criminal Immigrant Father, Who’s Been Model Citizen for 20 Years  Part of the Obama Administration’s “get tough” strategy on immigration has been to throw the book at ordinary undocumented immigrants and then claim credit for prioritizing the deportation... Continue »
In Tacoma, Washington, hundreds of detainees are in the fourth day of an ongoing hunger strike to protest President Obama’s record deportations. Advocates say that 1,200 detainees are participating in the hunger strike, which would be nearly the entire population of the Northwest Detention Center (1,300).  The hunger strike... Continue »
Yesterday, in response to fierce and growing criticism about the Obama Administration’s record-breaking deportations, the President declared he was the “Champion-in-Chief” for immigration. Apparently, his political appointees haven’t gotten the message. We’ve known for years that the Department of Homeland Security, particularly ICE and Border Patrol, are out of... Continue »
During last evening’s 2014 NCLR Capital Awards dinner, Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and NCLR President Janet Murguía both made impassioned pleas to President Obama to roll back the deportation machinery that rips families apart on a daily basis.  Without a doubt, this will increase pressure on the Obama Administration... Continue »
By mid-March, it is estimated that President Obama will have deported 2 million immigrants over the course of his presidency.  Years of record breaking deportation numbers will make him the president who has deported more immigrants than any other in history, and this week Obama is losing the support... Continue »
Hunger strikers have been camping outside a detention center in Phoenix, Arizona to protest the detention and scheduled deportations of their loved ones for more than a week — but last night, 30 police officers aggressively descended upon the camp, confiscating supplies and arresting two supporters, Carlos Garcia and... Continue »