The American Immigration Lawyers Association just released a report detailing what happens when criminal-law enforcement agents—ie, the police—enforce civil-immigration law. It looked at 127 cases from 24 states and Washington, DC in which clients of immigration lawyers were stopped, questioned or arrested by police for minor offences that resulted... Continuar »
On Thursday, the Obama administration announced the Department of Homeland Security would begin a case-by-case review of 300,000 deportation cases, advising that undocumented immigrants who did not have criminal records would be able to remain indefinitely in the United States and apply for work permits. Continuar »
Immigrant rights advocates this week are organizing protests against a federal initiative aimed at deporting illegal immigrants who have been convicted of serious crimes. Adopted in 2008, the Secure Communities program authorizes the FBI to automatically send fingerprints to immigration officials. Continuar »
A program that is central to President Obama's immigration enforcement strategy has drawn protests by Latino and immigrant organizations in six cities in the last two days, as those groups stepped up their confrontation with the administration over the fast pace of deportations. Continuar »
Growing frustration with the nation's immigration policies drew about 70 protesters to President Barack Obama's Chicago campaign headquarters Tuesday to call for an end to Secure Communities. Continuar »
Criticism of the Obama Administration's Secure Communities deportation program has reached a new apex, as elected officials and law enforcement leaders offer serious rebukes of the program and immigrant communities and newspaper editorial boards call for it to be scrapped altogether. It's also become a major political problem... Continuar »
Criticism of the Obama Administration's Secure Communities deportation program has reached a new apex, as elected officials and law enforcement leaders offer serious rebukes of the program and immigrant communities and newspaper editorial boards call for it to be scrapped altogether. Among the recent developments... Continuar »
Hundreds gathered in Los Angeles on Monday night for a chance to address a federal task force that will propose changes to a controversial immigration enforcement program. Speaker after speaker at the lively meeting denounced the Secure Communities program. Continuar »
mmigrants who say they were hauled into jail for reporting being the victim of domestic violence had one message for a federal government task force assigned to review an information-sharing effort that gives immigration authorities access to the fingerprints of arrestees. Continuar »
Boston's Mayor and Police Commissioners were early supporters of the Secured Communities program. But, they've seen first hand that S-Comm is not what it was promised to be. They were misled by DHS, which is deporting non-criminals and disrupting communities while making them less safe. The DHS message to... Continuar »