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ICE Conducts Warrantless Raid on a Dairy Farm in Upstate NY as Part of Trump’s Mass Deportation Strategy

Will Rep. Claudia Tenney Stand Up for the Employers and Workers in her District or Stand with Trump and his Excesses? Across America, immigration officials in the Trump Administration have been operating in a cruel and unaccountable manner. On April 5, 2018, Trump officials arrested 97 immigrants at a meat-processing plant in rural Tennessee. It … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “ICE raided a meatpacking plant. More than 500 kids missed school the next day”

Life in the Trump era is especially difficult for immigrant families. CNN’s Catherine Shoichet explores the ripple effects of ICE’s deportation strategy following last week’s workplace raid in Tennessee. After Trump’s agents arrested nearly 100 people, over 500 students missed school the next day.    The piece is excerpted below and available online here. Kids who are supposed … Continue reading »

John Kelly Ordered ICE to Portray Immigrants as Criminals in Order to Justify Raids

All year, Donald Trump’s mass deportation force has been rounding up tens of thousands of immigrant mothers and fathers who have committed no crimes. Now, it turns out former DHS chief John Kelly was behind an effort to plant a false narrative to justify their arrests. The evidence is laid about in a piece by … Continue reading »

Raids in Pacific Northwest Detain Dreamers, Terrify Community, Disrupt Local Businesses

A three-day series of ICE raids across the Pacific Northwest (including Oregon, Washington, and Alaska) resulted in the arrest and detention of 84 immigrants, according to an ICE press release yesterday. ICE raids now indiscriminate A third of those arrested had no criminal record whatsoever, lending evidence to what immigration advocates all over the country are … Continue reading »

ICE Continues Terrorizing Immigrant Communities With Raids In PA, DE, and WV

It’s under-reported news this week, but nearly 250 people have been arrested since the start of March in a multi-state ICE effort that has been terrorizing immigrant communities across Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia. ICE casting wide, indiscriminate net Only 18 of those arrested had prior removal orders and more than half had no criminal … Continue reading »

ICE Doesn’t Care What’s in Trump’s “Heart”, Tweets About How It Can Deport Dreamers

Trump’s deportation dragnet is catching a whole lot of longtime Americans in its wake, from grandfathers to business owners to young students to workers. Even Dreamers — the young immigrants Donald Trump claims to have such a “heart” for — aren’t necessarily safe. ICE tweets: Deferred action does not protect from removal This was underscored … Continue reading »

New Report Documents Ways in Which US Border Policy Separates Families

This week, Trump and DHS Secretary John Kelly floated plans to begin separating parents and children at the border, and outrage ensued. The New York Times described the idea as “cruelty disguised as compassion” while former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg wrote that: Imposing this kind of cruelty on children runs counter to everything we stand … Continue reading »

Unshackled Deportation Force Creating Fear and Chaos Well Beyond “Bad Dudes”

Washington, DC – President Trump yesterday claimed that his administration’s Deportation Force was focusing on criminals, stating: “We’re getting gang members out, we’re getting drug lords out, we’re getting really bad dudes out of this country — and at a rate that nobody’s ever seen before…it’s a military operation.” Even by the standards of President Trump’s … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Santa Cruz Police Chief Blasts DHS for Betrayal

A joint operation targeting gangs becomes cover for an immigration sweep Washington, DC – As we highlighted yesterday, law enforcement voices across the country are speaking out against Trump’s mass deportation. In a press conference held yesterday, Santa Cruz Police Chief Kevin Vogel joined the chorus, big league. Chief Vogel’s police department originally worked with … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Immigrant Crackdown Worries Food and Construction Industries”

Washington, DC – A new Wall Street Journal piece entitled, “Immigrant Crackdown Worries Food and Construction Industries” reports that the Trump Administration’s decision to crack down on immigration could put American farmers, food companies, and builders at an employee deficit. This piece corroborates the claims made in a New York Times article earlier this month … Continue reading »