The number of immigrants detained in Nashville's deportation program has been nearly halved. Federal dollars earned by the program have been cut by almost two-thirds. Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall, whose 287(g) immigration program has been the subject of years of complaints, said its days are numbered if the... Continue »
More bad news today for Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio: following news that he misspent $100 million in taxpayer funds and failed to investigate 400 sex crimes cases, "America's Toughest Sheriff" found himself sporting another black eye yesterday after the arrest of three employees involved in a drug- and human-trafficking... Continue »
Pro-immigrant activists on Monday rejected pressure against the decision by Illinois to withdraw from the controversial Secure Communities program and applauded an investigation into the program announced by the Department of Homeland Security. Continue »
The golden rule of effective community-based policing can be summed up with one word: trust. Our public safety depends on fostering trust between police and all community members of good will – including California's immigrant residents. Continue »
Texas State Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa (D-McAllen) used a procedural tactic to derail an anti-immigration bill that was moving in that state's legislature. The bill could be brought back, but time is running out. The legislative session ends on May 30th. Continue »
The Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General plans an investigation of an immigration enforcement program that purports to target "serious convicted felons" for deportation but has ensnared many illegal immigrants who were arrested but not subsequently convicted of crimes or who committed minor offenses, a letter obtained... Continue »
Lawmakers and law-enforcement officials in several states are turning against a mandatory federal program that is a cornerstone of the Obama administration's immigration policy. Continue »
First-term Congressman Lou Barletta (R-PA), in the news lately for creating a House Freshmen Immigration Caucus and proposing a bill that would defund "sanctuary cities," is the focus of a Right Wing Watch article today questioning his ties to Neo-Nazis. Continue »
Earlier this month, a prominent group of immigration attorneys wrote a memo detailing the President's executive authority on immigration related matters. To be blunt, the President's hands aren't tied. In the wake of the President's speech on immigration, editorial boards at major newspapers are calling on the President to... Continue »
In face of statements by Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, three legal scholars in California have offered their opinions on recent developments surrounding immigration enforcement in California and "Secure Communities" (S-Comm) a program run by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that automatically shares fingerprints at the point... Continue »