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Mothers Targeted in Immigration Raids and Still Detained Pen Letter to President Obama

Written by on January 28, 2016 in Detention, President Obama, Raids with 0 Comments
Mothers Targeted in Immigration Raids and Still Detained Pen Letter to President Obama

Seven mothers that have been held for four weeks in a family detention facility in Dilley, Texas penned a letter to President Obama asking him to release them and their children while they work through the immigration appeals process. These women and their kids were among those picked up and detained by Immigration and Customs […]

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Local and National Politicos Decry Obama Administration’s Raid Policy

Written by on January 12, 2016 in Asylum and Refugee, Enforcement, Raids with 0 Comments
Local and National Politicos Decry Obama Administration’s Raid Policy

The recent immigration raids that saw 121 individuals rounded up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement have created not only a due process crisis, but a powerful political backlash from members of Congress, as well as Presidential candidates who disagree with the policy of aggressively deporting asylum-seekers. The government’s decision to round up Central American families […]

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Deportation of Central American Refugees Is Inhumane

Written by on January 7, 2016 in Asylum and Refugee, Deportation, Enforcement, Raids with 0 Comments
Deportation of Central American Refugees Is Inhumane

At one level, it should come as no surprise that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has taken into custody and intends to deport 121 unauthorized immigrants who fled violence in Central America and arrived here over the past year and a half. After all, DHS deports people all the time who pose a danger […]

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Attorneys Work Swiftly to Thwart DHS’ Aggressive Enforcement Tactics Against Asylum-Seekers

Attorneys Work Swiftly to Thwart DHS’ Aggressive Enforcement Tactics Against Asylum-Seekers

After a series of immigration raids last weekend, resulting in a reported 121 children and mothers being rounded up, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) quickly transferred many of these families to the family detention center in Dilley, Texas to rapidly process them for deportation. While few have been able to access legal counsel since being […]

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DHS Begins Raids and Deportations of Central American Mothers and Children

DHS Begins Raids and Deportations of Central American Mothers and Children

This past weekend, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) conducted immigration raids, primarily in Georgia, Texas and North Carolina where, according to DHS, they rounded up 121 individuals, mostly women and children. DHS now is transporting the families to Texas to process them for deportation. The raids were anticipated, as The Washington Post broke the news in […]

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Nativists Trot Out Same Old Arguments at Hearing on Senate Immigration Reform Bill

Written by on April 23, 2013 in Enforcement, Nativists, Raids, Reform, Restrictionists, Rhetoric with 1 Comment
Nativists Trot Out Same Old Arguments at Hearing on Senate Immigration Reform Bill

With an immigration reform bill beginning to move through the Senate, one would expect a little originality from the nativists trying to stop it. After all, if “enforcement first” and “self-deportation” haven’t worked yet, perhaps it’s time to try something new. And yet the same dusty old arguments were on display among the nativists who […]

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Are the Wheels Falling Off DHS’s Immigration Enforcement Wagon?

Are the Wheels Falling Off DHS’s Immigration Enforcement Wagon?

Over the last few weeks, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano has been on an enforcement tour defending the Administration’s record on border enforcement while criticizing conservative lawmakers’ “enforcement-first” legislative strategy (Napolitano has repeated called on lawmakers to stop “moving the goal posts”). Calling out  legislators for using the border as an excuse to stall immigration reform is […]

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Razing Arizona: How Local, State and Federal Authorities are “Rooting Out” Arizona’s Immigration Problems

A perfect storm hit the state of Arizona this week. On Tuesday, the Arizona House passed SB1070—a bill which would compel local police officers to investigate people’s immigration status based on a “reasonable suspicion” he/she was in the country illegally. Two days later, Arizona residents witnessed local police descending onto their streets (along with hundreds […]

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Nativist Group Discovers Unemployment is High

Nativist Group Discovers Unemployment is High

The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) has made the rather un-astounding discovery that unemployment in the recession-plagued U.S. economy is high, especially among less-educated workers. In a new report, entitled A Huge Pool of Potential Workers, CIS dissects the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers on unemployment and underemployment among the native-born, and notes that […]

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Napolitano Looks for Comprehensive Way Forward

Napolitano Looks for Comprehensive Way Forward

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano testified in an oversight hearing today before the Senate Judiciary Committee. While reinforcing her commitment to securing our borders and enforcing our immigration laws in smart and effective ways, Napolitano also reaffirmed her commitment to immigration reform as a way to strengthen our immigration enforcement policies—a commitment […]

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