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Gustavo Barahona-Sanchez, Racially Profiled by Louisiana Police, Released By ICE

Important news over the weekend, via The Los Angeles Times: A Honduras man arrested by Louisiana police in what one government lawyer said was a case of racial profiling has been released by immigration officers. Gustavo Barahona-Sanchez, who is in the U.S. illegally, was released from LaSalle Detention Facility by Immigration and Customs Enforcement late Friday, … Continue reading »

Jose Adan Fugon-Cano and Gustavo Barahona-Sanchez need your help immediately!

There’s no time to even write this blog post — Jose Adan Fugon-Cano and Gustavo Barahona-Sanchez need your help immediately! They could be deported any second.  They ended up in immigration custody after being racially profiled by local police in Louisiana.  DHS’ own civil rights office questioned the basis for their arrest by local police.  After internal memos … Continue reading »

NYT Spotlights ICE Raids In New Orleans: "Amid Steady Deportation, Fear and Worry Multiply Among Immigrants"

On the front page of today’s New York Times, Julia Preston has written an article about the Obama administration’s deportation policy — and the impacts it is having on immigrants in New Orleans. ICE has stepped up enforcement in that city — and families are being torn apart. There’s an especially disturbing aspect to this. … Continue reading »

Law Enforcement Officials Take A Stand Against Secure Communities and SAFE Act

Two of the most inaccurately named public policies have to be “Secure Communities” and the “SAFE Act.” Neither keeps communities secure or safe. Instead, they breed fear and profiling. And, some law enforcement officials are taking a stand against them, including one, Sheriff Marlin Gusman, who used to be on the other side. Immigration advocates … Continue reading »

Judge Urges ICE to Reconsider Deportation of Josue Diaz and “Southern 32”

Yesterday, four members of the “Southern 32” appeared in New Orleans immigration court, where a judge granted them temporary relief from deportation while ICE considers their requests for prosecutorial discretion.  The judge refused to move forward with their deportation cases even though the ICE lawyer arrived in court determined to press the cases forward, despite … Continue reading »