Two brothers living in Gaithersburg, Maryland—19-year-old Lizandro Claros Saravia and 22-year-old Diego Saravia—were deported to El Salvador on Wednesday after one of them notified local Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents during a routing check-in that he’d gotten into college, the Washington Post reports.
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From January 22 to April 29 of this year, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrested 41,318 people, an increase of 38 percent over the year prior.
Carlos Humberto Cardona was one of over 40,000 people taken into custody by ICE agents during the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency. Cardona was also one of the many people who put their health and safety on the line by helping with recovery efforts following the 9/11 terror attacks.
The news cycle may be dominated to an absurd degree by the Russia probe, but never forget that new terrors are insinuating themselves into life every day. On Friday, a WNYC reporter witnessed federal immigration agents in a Queens human trafficking courtroom, searching for a woman they sought to arrest.
I’m beginning to wonder if immigration agents actually get off on these horrific headlines. Or if there’s some type of internal contest at Immigration and Customs Enforcement to see who can be the cruelest human.
As part of the Trump administration’s continued war on immigrants, last week a federal immigration officer showed up at Public School 58 in Queens in search of a fourth grade student. But thanks to a citywide policy that allows schools to deny officers entry without a warrant, school officials turned the agent away.
On Sunday evening, Texas Governor Greg Abbott appeared live on Facebook where he enthusiastically signed a bill banning sanctuary cities in his state. The first-term Republican governor, who scribbled his signature with flourish, did not provide the public with any advance notice regarding this signing.
On Wednesday morning, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency unveiled an office called VOICE (Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement) dedicated to “the needs of crime victims and their families who have been impacted by crimes committed by removable criminal aliens.”
The Washington Post reported on Sunday that immigration arrests rose 32.6 percent during the first few weeks of the Trump administration, and that arrests of undocumented individuals with no criminal records more than doubled to 5,441.
After being detained for almost exactly two months, ICE has deported undocumented immigrant Roberto Beristain, an Indiana restaurant owner who has lived in the US for 20 years without incident. Ironically, Beristain is married to a Trump supporter, Helen Beristain, who herself was a former undocumented immigrant from…
More and more tenants are reporting that landlords are threatening them with deportation in attempts to raise rent, evict, or simply avoid fixing things in their units.
A US citizen is suing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, alleging that he was illegally detained. By law, ICE is prohibited from detaining US citizens.
Two married Houston neurologists were nearly deported after immigration officials refused to extend their temporary permission to remain in the United States. The move would have uprooted Dr. Pankaj Satija and Dr. Monika Ummat’s lives (the couple has two small children), in addition to possibly jeopardizing those of…
In a letter addressed to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye asked federal immigration agents to stop lurking around courthouses in order to arrest undocumented immigrants.
A lawsuit filed in 2014 against GEO Group, one of the largest private prison companies in the country, gained class action status this week following a ruling by U.S. District Judge John Kane. The lawsuit alleges that as many as 60,000 immigrants imprisoned by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement in one…
Yesterday, musicians playing SXSW this year received their contracts and noticed some disturbing verbiage that included “notify[ing] the appropriate U.S. immigration authorities” and threats to report to ICE anyone who happened to “adversely affect the viability of their official SXSW showcase”:
Daniela Vargas, 22, came to the United States from Argentina with her family in 2001, when she was just seven, and first enrolled in DACA in 2012. Last month, she watched her father and brother be arrested and detained by ICE officials, and on Wednesday she told her story at a news conference in Jackson, Mississippi…
The Trump Administration released new rules Tuesday that will hugely increase the number of undocumented people who are targeted for deportation. The new directives from the Department of Homeland Security call more people to be deported more quickly, even for non-violent crimes like abuse of public benefits. It also…