Employees at the two Motel 6 locations in Phoenix told the Phoenix New Times that it was common practice at the chain to share guest information with ICE. If true, this would mean that an American motel company is willingly referring paying customers to a ruthlessly overzealous deportation force that was recently…
On Thursday, NBC News reported that, according to three law enforcement officials and an internal memo that’s been circulating US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency since August, the Department of Homeland Security has been gearing up to carry out raids targeting 8,400 undocumented immigrants nationwide. The…
Donald Trump, a rabid rat who scurried his way into the White House via sewer, on Tuesday pulled the plug on the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that enables about 800,000 undocumented immigrants to live, study, and work in the US legally. The announcement came from Attorney General Jeff…
On Saturday, we reported the ACLU’s claims of physical and verbal abuses by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) against approximately 288 Iraqi nationals (exact number is growing) who would face immediate deportation, were it not for a judge’s order granting them a temporary emergency stay. As religious…
The obligatory sad awful news of the day:
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…