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  • Undocumented migrants await Trump's next move

    03/25/2017 1:38:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | March 25, 2017 | James Reinl
    Cafes, churches and playing fields are quieter than usual, as undocumented immigrants lay low amid the crackdown United States, New York - With such slogans as "Resiste" and "No Deportaciones" emblazoned on the walls, there is little doubt that La Morada, a restaurant in a gritty district of New York, is more than your average taco-serving Mexican diner. Sure, their Oaxaca-style tortilla, mole sauce and steaming hot chocolate delight locals. But the Saavedra family that owns and runs the eatery sees itself as a Bronx bastion against a revived immigration crackdown under United States President Donald Trump. "There's obviously a...
  • This Woman Voted For Trump But Now The Government Is Deporting Her Husband

    03/23/2017 3:47:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | March 23, 2017 | David Mack
    A Mexican man who entered the United States illegally almost 20 years ago is set to be deported on Friday, amid an uptick in detentions by immigration agents emboldened by President Donald Trump — whom the man’s own wife voted for. Roberto Beristain, 43, has been in the custody of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers since he was detained on Feb. 6 in Indianapolis, department spokeswoman Leticia Zamarripa told BuzzFeed News. The Mexican national, who owns a steak restaurant in the Indiana town of Granger, arrived in the country in 1998 before being detained two years later and...
  • Half of Canadians want illegal border crossers deported back to the U.S.

    03/20/2017 2:09:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 20, 2017 | Reuters
    Nearly half of Canadians want to deport people who are illegally crossing into Canada from the United States, an opinion polls shows. A similar number also disapprove of how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is handling the influx, according to the Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Monday. About 41 per cent of those polled said the border crossers could make Canada 'less safe', underlining the potential political risk for Trudeau's Liberal government. The increasing flow of hundreds of asylum-seekers of African and Middle Eastern origin from the United States in recent months has become a contentious issue in Canada.
  • Justice Dept to send immigration judges to cities to speed up deportations: report

    03/17/2017 5:02:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 17, 2017 | Max Greenwood
    The Justice Department is preparing to send immigration judges to 12 cities around the country to expedite the deportation process for undocumented immigrants charged with crimes, Reuters reported on Friday. The judges will be temporarily reassigned to Baltimore; Los Angeles; Miami; New Orleans; New York; San Francisco; Bloomington, Minn.; El Paso, Texas; Harlingen, Texas; Imperial, Calif.; Omaha, Neb. and Phoenix, Ariz. Those cities have more than half of the country’s pending cases in which undocumented immigrants are facing criminal charges, Reuters reported. The number of judges that would be reassigned and the timeline are still being reviewed, according to Reuters....
  • Illegal Immigrant Faces Deportation after Raping Teen

    03/14/2017 8:10:08 AM PDT · by davikkm · 35 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN BINDER
    An illegal immigrant will be deported after admitting to raping a 15-year-old girl during a New Year’s Eve party. Leonel Jardines Martell, 23, pleaded guilty to statutory rape after performing a sex act on a minor during a party in 2014, the Gaston Gazette reported. At the time of the crime, Martell was celebrating his birthday when the victim arrived with a friend. The victim was younger than most at the party, where alcohol and marijuana were present.
  • Jorge Ramos Says The ‘Trump Effect’ Is Scaring Away Illegal Aliens

    03/10/2017 5:40:46 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 39 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | Mar 10, 2017
    Univision anchor Jorge Ramos believes he has found the explanation for the recent drop in illegal border crossings reported by immigration officials: fear or what he calls the “Trump effect.” In an interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN Thursday night, Ramos laid out his theory in detail. “Jorge, the massive drop in border apprehensions last month, the customs border protections says 40 percent, it’s down 40 percent, people trying to cross illegally. What do you make of that?” Cooper asked. “Is it possible that the tough talk on illegal immigration by Trump is working, that he deserves credit for that...
  • Trump administration to deploy 50 judges to immigration detention facilities: Sources (6am-10pm)

    03/09/2017 11:12:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    World Is One News (WION) ^ | March 10, 2017 | Reuters
    The Department of Justice is deploying 50 judges to immigration detention facilities across the United States, according to two sources and a letter seen by Reuters and sent to judges on Thursday. The department is also considering asking judges to sit from 6 am to 10 pm, split between two rotating shifts, to adjudicate more cases, the sources said. A notice about shift times was not included in the letter. The Justice Department did not respond to a request for comment. On Jan 25 President Donald Trump issued an executive order aimed at speeding up deportations and holding migrants in...
  • Man deported 5 times suspect in fatal crash

    03/07/2017 6:29:12 PM PST · by Mark · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 3/7/17 | Gregory J. Wilcox
    North Hills(San Fernando Valley): ‘This could have been prevented’ family says of collision allegedly involving driver with lengthy criminal record By Gregory J. Wilcox gwilcox@scng.com @dngregwilcox on Twitter It was a day that began like so many others. But in the end, it was a day that would forever change the lives of the Duran family of Arleta. On the afternoon of Feb. 19, Sandra Duran, 42 — a mother, daughter and sister — was killed in a violent car crash on a rain-slicked road in North Hills. Los Angeles police say Estuardo Alvarado, the man who allegedly caused the...
  • Hispanic Judge accused of helping an illegal alien escape from ICE via courthouse employee exit

    03/03/2017 6:38:14 AM PST · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3 Mar 2017 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Now judges are helping illegal immigrants to escape the law? An Oregon judge stands accused by federal prosecutors of assisting a Mexican national, who illegally crossed the border into the United States, to escape the clutches of immigration officials who were there to arrest him. Diddier Pacheco Salazar, 22, appeared in the courtroom of Multnomah County Circuit Judge Monica Herranz on January 27 to plead guilty to driving while under the influence of intoxicants, according to KOIN 6 News. But Salazar eluded arrest by the waiting Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents when he apparently left the courtroom by an exit...
  • Report: Peter Thiel’s secretive Palantir builds ‘the engine for Donald Trump’s deportation machine’

    03/02/2017 4:31:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Mercury News' Silicon Beat ^ | March 2, 2017 | Ethan Baron
    As controversy rises around deportations underway across the U.S., a new report says Palantir, the secretive Palo Alto security firm co-founded by Peter Thiel, has built “the engine for Donald Trump’s deportation machine.” Trump has brought in new policies directing authorities to ramp up arrests and deportation of people in the U.S. illegally. And Palantir, valued at $20 billion, is key to that effort, according to a report published March 2. The company did not respond immediately to a request for comment. In 2014, Palantir won a $41 million contract to build and maintain an intelligence system called Investigative Case...
  • (La Raza Jefa) Trump’s speech was nothing to applaud

    03/02/2017 3:09:01 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 1, 2017 | Janet Murguía, President and CEO of the National Council of La Raza
    Last night, President Trump had very little to say to the Latino community, and what he did say wasn’t good. Clearly he has taken some of the criticism he has heard to heart. He did not shout during his speech or talk about “American carnage,” but spoke in a calm and gentle way. He made nods to the Democrats and talked about working in a bipartisan manner. Yet his moderated tone and soft overtures do not make the policies he champions any less harsh. They are still the same policies he has been touting since the beginning of his campaign,...
  • Illegal Immigrant Speaks Out At Press Conference About Being Illegal

    03/01/2017 3:00:05 PM PST · by mandaladon · 51 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1 Mar 2017 | ALEX PFEIFFER
    Illegal Immigrant Speaks Out At Press Conference About Being Illegal, Then Is Promptly Detained By ICE (FULL TITLE) An illegal immigrant decided to speak publicly at a news conference about her immigration status Wednesday. She was later detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. Daniela Vargas, 22, was detained in Jackson, Miss. shortly after speaking at the press conference, The Clarion-Ledger reports. Vargas, an Argentine national who arrived in the U.S. at age 7, was previously protected under President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Her DACA status, however, recently expired. Vargas’ attorney Abby Peterson told The Clarion-Ledger...
  • Teacher's Trump comments allegedly made students cry

    03/02/2017 12:53:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    WTOL-TV ^ | March 2, 2017 | CNN & KTNV
    LAS VEGAS (KTNV/CNN) – A mother says comments by her son’s teacher about President Donald Trump’s immigration policies made some middle school students cry. Laura Llamas filed an incident report Monday after her son told her about his math teacher’s political remarks, which happened during a lesson. "He was like, 'My teacher mentioned that she supported Trump's policies on deporting illegals because illegals are the ones that bring drugs into the communities,'" Llamas said. Parents say the comments caused some kids to start crying, prompting the teacher to apologize. “Everyone was just shocked because they didn’t expect their teacher to...
  • Ann Arbor father of 4 faces sudden deportation after living in US for 18 years (Yousef Ajin)

    02/27/2017 9:35:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    WDIV-TV ^ | February 27, 2017 | Priya Mann and Derick Hutchinson
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A father of four from Metro Detroit is facing possible deportation Monday after having lived in the United States for 18 years. Yousef Ajin's supporters are growing louder after he was detained last month during a routine check-in with agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He was working toward gaining his citizenship. Ajin's loved ones and friends and local leaders are rallying around him in an effort to keep the family together. A deportation hearing for Ajin is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building. The family hopes for a...
  • Immigration Agents Discover New Freedom to Deport Under Trump

    02/26/2017 7:56:12 AM PST · by Theoria · 33 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 25 Feb 2017 | NICHOLAS KULISH, CAITLIN DICKERSON and RON NIXON
    In Virginia, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents waited outside a church shelter where undocumented immigrants had gone to stay warm. In Texas and in Colorado, agents went into courthouses, looking for foreigners who had arrived for hearings on other matters. At Kennedy International Airport in New York, passengers arriving after a five-hour flight from San Francisco were asked to show their documents before they were allowed to get off the plane. The Trump administration’s far-reaching plan to arrest and deport vast numbers of undocumented immigrants has been introduced in dramatic fashion over the past month. And much of that task...
  • Afghan deportation flight left Germany half empty

    02/25/2017 7:06:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 25 February 2017 11:30 CET+01:00 | AFP
    The German government admitted Friday it deported fewer than half the Afghans who were due to be repatriated on a charter plane earlier this week, after some went into hiding.Fifty Afghans whose asylum requests had been rejected were to have boarded the aircraft for their home country late Wednesday, but “in fact, only 18 got on the flight,” said interior ministry spokesman Tobias Plate. But he sought to play down the issue, saying that “if one looks at other flights, the numbers are always below that of the planning figure”. …
  • Is Trump building a blueprint for mass deportation?

    02/25/2017 2:27:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | February 25, 2017 | The Editorial Board
    It may not yet be the mass deportation that activists have been warning about. But it appears inevitable that many more undocumented immigrants will be swept up by the Trump administration’s more aggressive enforcement. The groups at risk of deportation have been expanded dramatically by President Donald Trump’s Jan. 25 executive orders and the enforcement memos issued last week by the Department of Homeland Security. In addition to targeting undocumented immigrants convicted of serious crimes – a perfectly appropriate step and the focus during most of the Obama years – federal agents will prioritize people guilty of any crime and...
  • Citizens, Immigrants, and Illegals: A Long-Blind Nation Sees Clearly Again

    02/25/2017 8:25:01 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 7 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 24, 2017 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    > There are about 95 million people of working age in America who are outside the workforce, some willingly, most unwillingly. They just can’t find jobs. For as long as there have been movie theaters, there have been some kids who’ve snuck in without paying. Whether it’s for a single film or a double feature, they know as long as they’re in the theater that there’s a chance they may get caught. At any point, they might be asked to show their ticket stub, and if they can’t… they know they’ll be tossed out. If it happens, they won’t complain,...
  • DHS To Expedite Deportation Proceedings By Not Using Judges

    02/22/2017 4:00:50 PM PST · by ColdOne · 45 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/22/17 | Alex Pfeiffer
    With immigration courts reaching a record backlog in 2016, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly ordered Monday that illegal immigrants who have been in the U.S. for less than two years should be allowed to be deported without a court hearing. Kelly signed two memos Monday that made significant changes to the nation’s immigration policy. They ordered the immediate construction of a border wall, expanded the amount of local police who will enforce immigration law, and put every illegal immigrant — excluding those protected under President Obama’s executive amnesty — at risk of deportation. Condemnation of the plan by pro-immigration...
  • Mexican man commits suicide after being deported from US

    02/22/2017 2:26:31 PM PST · by conservative98 · 70 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 22, 2017 | Fox News
    A Mexican man who had a few days ago been deported from the U.S. took his life by jumping off a bridge near a border crossing that connects Tijuana and San Diego. Mexican authorities identified the man as Guadalupe Olivas Valencia, 44, and said he had been deported from the U.S. three times.
  • Immigrants change up their routines, brace for arrest

    02/22/2017 12:01:33 PM PST · by bgill · 59 replies
    Chron ^ | Feb. 22, 2017 | Deepti Hajela
    In Orange County, California, dozens of immigrants have signed powers of attorney authorizing relatives and friends to pick up their children from school and access their bank accounts to pay their bills in the event they are arrested by immigration agents. In Philadelphia, immigrants are carrying around wallet-size "Know Your Rights" guides in Spanish and English that explain what to do if they're rounded up. And in New York, 23-year-old Zuleima Dominguez and other members of her Mexican family are careful about answering the door, and get worried and start making phone calls when someone doesn't come home on time.
  • The Plot to Sabotage U.S. Court System With Thousands of Deportation Cases

    02/22/2017 6:15:25 AM PST · by detective · 32 replies
    Frontpage ^ | February 22, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    Yes I want to use the U.S. judicial system—the immigration courts in particular-- to jam, to backlog it so perhaps President Trump will change his mind and stop this ridiculous policy-- this unpleasant and hostile policy-- of deporting people..”  (Jorge Castañeda to Tucker Carlson, Fox News, 2/14/17.)   The “ridiculous policy”consists of President Trump’s executive orders to deport lawbreaking foreigners, mostly Mexicans.   In other words, this “unpleasant and hostile policy” consists of Presidential candidate Trump’s fulfillment of his campaign pledges and of President Trump’s fulfillment of his pledge with his hand on the Bible on Jan. 20th—to uphold the U.S. Constitution....
  • Two German-born Islamists to be deported despite not committing crime

    02/22/2017 5:31:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 21 February 2017 16:09 CET+01:00 | DPA/The Local
    Two men arrested in Göttingen earlier this month over suspicions that they were plotting an “imminent” terror attack are no longer under investigation due to insufficient evidence, but they will still be deported. State prosecutors said on Tuesday that though the two men had discussed attack plans, there was not enough evidence to support authorities’ initial suspicion that the men were “preparing a serious crime against the state”. The Nigerian and Algerian citizens — both in their 20s and born in Germany — were arrested on February 9th in a police raid in the Lower Saxon university town, as well...
  • Trump administration to expand groups of immigrants to be deported: documents

    02/18/2017 6:55:37 PM PST · by mdittmar · 33 replies
    reuters ^ | Feb 18, 2017 | | Julia Edwards Ainsley and Diane Bartz
    U.S. President Donald Trump's top homeland security official has signed two orders that could expand the number of undocumented immigrants who could be stopped and deported, according to documents seen by Reuters and first reported by McClatchy news organization.
  • Memos signed by DHS secretary describe sweeping new guidelines for deporting illegal immigrants

    02/18/2017 5:56:55 PM PST · by Bubba_Leroy · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 18, 2017 | David Nakamura
    Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly has signed sweeping new guidelines that empower federal authorities to more aggressively detain and deport illegal immigrants inside the United States and at the border. In a pair of memos, Kelly offered more detail on plans for the agency to hire thousands of additional enforcement agents, expand the pool of immigrants who are prioritized for removal, speed up deportation hearings and enlist local law enforcement to help make arrests. The new directives would supersede nearly all of those issued under previous administrations, Kelly said, including measures from President Barack Obama aimed at focusing deportations...
  • What Would It Take to Stop the Ice Raids? (New Left-wing strategy?)

    02/19/2017 2:28:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    It's Going Down ^ | February 17, 2017
    Over the past week, nearly 700 people have been rounded up in a wave of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) sweeps across the US. In response, people have blockaded roads and ICE vans and organized massive demonstrations. But what would it take to stop the raids altogether? The Assault In some parts of the US, the ICE assault involved brutal militarized raids in which officers smashed windows and set off flashbang grenades inside residential homes. In other places, everything happened so quietly as to go virtually unnoticed: here a bureaucratic change in the status of a prisoner, there the transfer...
  • Increased ICE arrests could benefit for-profit detention center companies

    02/18/2017 10:11:40 AM PST · by bgill · 9 replies
    CBS Austin ^ | Feb. 17, 2017 | Jordan Bontke|
    Weeks following Election Day, stocks for two of the biggest for-profits detention center companies, GEO and CoreCivic, increased between 20 and 40 percent. Libal attributes the rising stock to President Trump’s tough enforcement of immigration laws. “That’s because investors believe that Donald Trump is going to increase deportation and detention of immigrants,” he said. “The longer someone sits at a detention center, the more money the private prison corporation makes.”
  • Vatican-sponsored conference criticizes Trump orders (A million illegals just in Los Angeles?)

    02/18/2017 12:35:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WTOP-TV ^ | February 17, 2017 | The Associated Press
    MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — Speakers at a Vatican-sponsored conference in Northern California — including an archbishop — denounced President Donald Trump’s orders on immigration and travel and vowed to fight them at a meeting Friday. Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez said President Barack Obama deported a high number of people, but the harsh tone and cruelty coming out of the new administration was prompting mass fear and panic. “They’re playing with people’s emotions and toying with their lives and futures, and that is not right,” said Gomez, who noted his city has an estimated 1 million people who are living...
  • National Guard memo is ‘reminiscent of what led up to World War II,’ a top House Democrat says

    02/17/2017 6:42:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Washington Post's PowerPost ^ | February 17, 2017 | Mike DeBonis
    The chairman of the House Democratic Caucus said Friday that reports that the Trump administration had considered deploying tens of thousands of National Guard troops to apprehend undocumented immigrants were “outrageous” and “very reminiscent of what led up to World War II.” Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) made the statement in an interview for C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers” program shortly after the Associated Press broke news of the draft Department of Homeland Security memo. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the memo was “not a White House document” and that “there is no effort at all to round up, to utilize the...
  • New Mexico’s Bishops: Trump immigration draft act of ‘war’ (AP fake news stirs illegal's supporters)

    02/17/2017 3:50:35 PM PST · by CedarDave · 27 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 17, 2017 | AP
    Allen Sanchez, executive director of the New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops, said Friday the Roman Catholic Church in the nation’s most Hispanic state would strongly oppose any effort to use National Guard troops to find and deport immigrants. He says using the National Guard on a peaceful population would be like declaring a war within the U.S. borders.
  • Senate Dems introduce legislation to roll back Trump's immigration actions

    02/16/2017 9:11:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    United Press International ^ | February 16, 2017 | Andrew V. Pestano
    Democrats in the Senate on Thursday introduced legislation to rescind President Donald Trump's executive order prioritizing deportation of "criminal" undocumented immigrants. Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin and Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hironio introduced the legislation. The Senators said the bill is designed to keep immigrant families together and they urged Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. During a press conference, Cortez Masto said Trump's administration has created an "unprecedented deportation machine" following high-profile immigration raids. The Democratic-led legislation would also roll back Trump's order targeting so-called "sanctuary cities"-- cities that do not deport undocumented immigrants despite federal...
  • Lawmakers, After Meeting With ICE, Say All Undocumented Immigrants at Risk of Deportation

    02/16/2017 8:32:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    NBC News Latino ^ | February 16, 2017 | Suzanne Gamboa
    Members of Congress expressed alarm that all undocumented immigrants in the U.S. are at risk of deportation. They said this was made clear to them in a meeting Thursday with a top Immigration and Customs Enforcement official. There are approximately 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Michelle Lujan Grisham said that she and other lawmakers left a meeting with ICE Acting Director Tom Homan with a sense that with changes ordered by President Donald Trump through his executive orders, "all immigrant communities are at risk." Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., said in a statement that, "in...
  • Rally at City Hall demands ICE leave Richmond (Virginia)

    02/16/2017 7:06:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Village News ^ | February 16, 2017 | Amelia Heymann and Jessica Nolte, Capital News Service
    After federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids led to nearly 700 arrests nationwide, about 100 Richmond residents held a rally in front of City Hall on Monday to demand that ICE stay out of Richmond. The rally was called to support immigrants who fear they may be the next target of ICE. People at the event represented several human rights organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia and Southerners On New Ground. Speakers at the demonstration called for Richmond to be an “intersectionally” inclusive sanctuary city. Their words were translated into either Spanish or English so that all...
  • Undocumented family man with criminal past faces deportation under Trump administration

    02/16/2017 12:05:02 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    WPIX-TV ^ | February 16, 2017 | Jay Dow
    MANHATTAN – A stark realization within certain segments of New York City's immigrant community is that life in the Trump administration will be rife with uncertainty. "I cannot plan anything more than two weeks ahead," said "Larry." "Because at any moment I believe that the immigration officers." Larry - that's not his real name, as he requested PIX11 to conceal his identity. He tells us he's terrified the way the Trump administration enforces its immigration policies will ultimately lead to his deportation back to his home in the Caribbean. All stemming from a more than 15-year-old white collar federal fraud...
  • Hundreds expected to walk off work in Philly on ‘day without immigrants’

    02/15/2017 8:29:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Metro ^ | February 15, 2017 | Sam Newhouse
    President Donald Trump’s rise to the White House has been accompanied by increasingly harsh rhetoric about immigration. In response, local immigrant rights activists have decided to give Philly a taste of what the world would be like if proponents of mass deportations had their way. They've planned a “Day without Immigrants” (Un Dia Sin Immigrante) protest on Thursday. “What if a good chunk of Philadelphia society was gone in one day? This is what we’re talking about,” said Miguel Andrade, an organizer with Juntos, an immigrants' activist group that is coordinating the protest. Immigrants will be “closing shops, not sending...
  • Hispanic Caucus on Trump’s Deportations: “We’re Creating an Immigration Police State”

    02/15/2017 7:20:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Intercept ^ | February 15, 2017 | Ryan Devereaux
    Lawmakers representing Hispanic communities across the country are demanding answers from the Department of Homeland Security following a series of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement operations that led to hundreds of arrests in multiple states last week — so far, the elected officials say, they aren’t getting them. On Tuesday, ICE’s acting director, Thomas Homan, cancelled a meeting with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in which he was to provide details on the more than 680 people arrested across the country last week and explain the guidance given to his agents in conducting the operations. ICE had described the...
  • Federal appeals court rules immigrants have no right to lawyer in expedited cases

    02/15/2017 11:19:38 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Jurist Twenty ^ | February 8, 2017
    The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled 2-1 Tuesday that immigrants who are caught entering the US illegally have no right to legal representation in an expedited hearing. A law passed in 1996 allows Customs and Border Protection officers to use a process of "expedited removal" to remove immigrants who are caught within 100 miles of the border without valid documentation. Immigrants who are subject to expedited removal are not given a lawyer, nor do they receive a trial. The appeals court upheld the deportation of a Mexican immigrant who was returned to his country the day...
  • Undocumented mom facing deportation takes sanctuary in Denver church

    02/15/2017 10:33:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    KDVR-TV ^ | February 15, 2017 | CNN Wire
    An undocumented immigrant is taking refuge at a church in Denver while she fights to remain in the country. Jeanette Vizguerra, a mother of four, was scheduled to check in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents Wednesday morning. She wanted to extend the stay on her deportation order, which expired last week, while she applies for a special visa. It was denied. She now faces separation from her American-born children, the youngest of whom is just 6. Vizguerra’s attorney appeared in court for her, saying she probably would have been taken into custody if she appeared. She is now taking...
  • 'There Is No Plan': Dreamers Fear Deportation After DACA Arrest

    02/14/2017 9:11:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    ATTN ^ | February 15, 2017 | Charles Davis
    The Trump administration says the hundreds of undocumented immigrants it picked up in a nationwide sweep represent the worst of the worst, but a quarter of those arrested had no criminal record. And now Reuters reports that at least one person still detained had been granted legal permission to stay and work in the U.S. under the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals program, or DACA. Over 680 people were arrested last week as part of a five-day “enforcement surge” carried out by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE says the raids targeted criminals, but the agency has failed to release...
  • Trump just getting started with immigration raids

    02/14/2017 11:07:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/14/2017 | By SEUNG MIN KIM and TED HESSON
    The arrests of hundreds of immigrants last week marked the first large-scale raid under the Trump administration — and the crackdown was, by all indications, just the start of much more to come. The expansive executive order signed last month by President Donald Trump allows a significantly broader population of immigrants to be picked up for deportation. And Trump has signaled he has every intention of using that authority to carry out his campaign pledge to deport millions of foreigners from the United States. Immigration advocates say the stepped-up enforcement amounts to a new deportation dragnet that’s ensnaring otherwise law-abiding...
  • Deported Arizona mom's lawyer: Trump order 'declaration of war' on immigrants

    02/13/2017 9:53:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | February 13, 2017 | Germania Rodriguez
    The lawyer for an Arizona woman who was deported last week says President Donald Trump's recent executive orders are "a declaration of war" on the immigrant community. Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos was deported to Mexico Thursday following a routine check-in with a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Phoenix. She was required to check in yearly after being convicted in 2009 of using a false Social Security number and had done so with no repercussions until now. "This is a declaration of war, these executive orders, are a declaration of war on the immigrant community," Ray Maldonado, Garcia de...
  • What's So Different About Trump's Immigration Raids?

    02/13/2017 8:32:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    ATTN ^ | February 13, 2017 | Charles Davis
    Immigrants rights activists are saying this month's raids by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement are a new development, and a concerning sign of things to come. ICE, for its part, says the fears are misplaced, insisting that the arrest of hundreds of undocumented immigrants across the country was business as usual, with the agency targeting convicted criminals just like it did under President Barack Obama. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump is taking credit for rounding up what he claims are dangerous criminals. "We’re taking people with very big problems and we’re getting them out.," Trump told reporters following a joint press conference...
  • More Hysteria Over ICE 'Sweep' of Illegal Aliens in California: Enforcing the Law is now Inhumane?

    02/13/2017 9:36:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/13/2017 | Rick Moran
    For most of last week, immigration enforcement agents carried out routine operations to detain and deport illegal aliens.But there is nothing "routine" about America in the age of Donald Trump. After a few businesses and homes were raided, illegal-alien advocates sent out panicked emails warning about immigration-enforcement officials "rounding up" those in the country illegally—most of whom had criminal records and had already been ordered deported from the U.S.According to Pew Research, there are about 1.4 million illegals in southern California. The 5-day ICE raids netted exactly 160 of them. This is hardly a "round-up" or a "sweep." But...
  • This senseless inhumanity is what 62,985,106 of you voted for (Grab a pail)

    02/12/2017 11:01:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | February 12, 2017 | Will Bunch
    Donald Trump said many, many memorable things on the campaign trail as he unbelievably became our 45th president over the course of 2015 and 2016. But nothing stuck as much as what he had to say about Mexican migration on Day One, moments after he and Melania glided down the fancy elevator at Trump Tower to announce his candidacy. “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best," Trump said on June 16, 2015, adding: "They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And...
  • Despite ICE’s claims, raids are designed to sow fear and terror in immigrant communities

    02/12/2017 2:45:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Fusion ^ | February 11, 2017 | David Boddiger
    Following an intense week of sweeps across the country that nabbed hundreds of undocumented immigrants in at least seven states, authorities on Friday tried to downplay those actions as “routine.” Don’t believe them. Department of Homeland Security spokeswoman Gillian Christensen, who according to The Washington Post “dislikes the term ‘raids,’ and prefers to say authorities are conducting ‘targeted enforcement actions,’” said the sweeps were “routine” and targeted mostly hardened criminals. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official David Marin echoed that line, calling the raids “surge operations” that target “people in this country illegally who have criminal convictions,” according to NPR....
  • 5 immigrants from Mexico in Staten Island arrested in ICE raids: source

    02/11/2017 5:49:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    WPIX-TV ^ | February 11, 2017 | Katherine Lam and CNN Wire
    STATEN ISLAND — Five Staten Island residents from Mexico were arrested in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids that have been conducted nationwide this week. The people were arrested in ICE raids that began on Feb. 3 and ended this Wednesday, a source told PIX11 news. Four of the residents were arrested at their homes while another was arrested outside a courthouse in Staten Island, according to the source....
  • Raids across the U.S. leave immigrant communities and activists on high alert

    02/11/2017 2:37:56 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 24 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | Feb 11. 2017 | Kurtis Lee and Jenny Jarvie
    Recent raids by U.S. immigration officials nabbed hundreds of individuals believed to be in the country illegally, spreading alarm among immigrant rights groups as they scrambled to gather information and warn people in communities nationwide.
  • AP FACT CHECK: Are immigration raids result of Trump policy?

    02/10/2017 9:09:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 10, 2017 | Amy Taxin and Alicia A. Caldwell
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Advocacy groups say that Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers are rounding up people in large numbers around the country as part of stepped-up enforcement under President Donald Trump. They say a roundup in Southern California was especially heavy-handed and cite arrests in places such as Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Texas and North Carolina that have rattled immigrants. The government says it's simply enforcing the laws and conducting routine enforcement targeting immigrants in the country illegally with criminal records. Authorities say it's no different than what happened during the Obama years on a regular basis. The truth...
  • How Long After Deportation Must I Wait Before Returning to the U.S.?

    02/10/2017 3:37:16 PM PST · by doug from upland · 29 replies
    nolo.com ^ | Feb 2017 | Jonathan Shaw
    DFU NOTE: for those here illegally, it may be a good idea to self deport and then get in line. If you are forced to be removed, there are waiting periods to apply to come back. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ How Long After Deportation Must I Wait Before Returning to the U.S.? Depending on the reason you were ordered deported, you will have to wait a set amount of time before trying to return. By Jonathan Shaw If you were ordered removed (or deported) from the U.S., you must remain outside of the country for five, ten, or 20 years, and in some...
  • Mexico warns citizens after US deportation of undocumented mother

    02/10/2017 2:09:03 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    CNN.com ^ | February 10, 2017 | by Ray Sanchez
    Mexico warned its citizens living in the United States on Friday to "take precautions" and remain in contact with consular officials a day after the deportation of an undocumented mother following a routine visit with US immigration authorities. Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, 35, was deported Thursday after she checked in with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Phoenix, Arizona, a day earlier. Mexican consulates "have intensified their work of protecting fellow nationals, foreseeing more severe immigration measures to be implemented by the authorities of this country, and possible violations to constitutional precepts during such operations and problems with...