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  • In Houston, outrage over a school arrest that landed a student in immigration detention

    02/16/2018 6:24:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 15, 2018 | by Suzanne Gamboa
    The Houston school district is under fire after a student without legal status ended up in immigration detention following his arrest by a school police officer for an altercation with a female student. A lawyer for Dennis Rivera Sarmiento, 19, said his client was bullied by the 15-year-old girl and retaliated only after she taunted him with racial slurs, threw a full bottle of Gatorade at him and confronted him. "He's very fearful of being deported to Honduras," said Rivera's attorney, Brandon Roché. On Wednesday, students at Stephen F. Austin High School in Houston staged a lunch hour walkout to...
  • Undocumented immigrant commits suicide over fears he'd be deported

    02/14/2018 11:54:46 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 74 replies
    FOX 11 Los Angeles ^ | February 13, 2018 | by Phil Shuman
    His family says he was so petrified of being deported that a minor traffic accident sent him to suicide. We may never know for certain. Now they are mourning his loss and getting out the message of what they say living in fear can do to a person. His friends called him 'Trippy', his name was Luis Castenada, a 40-year-old father of two originally from Guatemala. The story is he came, one of eight kids, as an undocumented immigrant to this country as a young boy. His story ended this past Friday night in the San Fernando Valley when he...
  • Man could be deported after calling 911 for help

    02/14/2018 11:48:07 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    WGN-TV ^ | February 14, 2018 | by RACHAEL PURL
    TUKWILA, Wash. - A man who called 911 for help could now be deported. Wilson Rodriguez Macarreno called police last week when he thought someone was breaking into his home in Tukwila, Washington. When officers arrived, they discovered Macarreno is an undocumented immigrant and also has an outstanding warrant for a non-criminal offense. He is currently being held at a facility in Tacoma and could be deported back to Honduras.
  • Deportation stayed for dad of sick boy who sought sanctuary

    02/13/2018 6:32:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    ABC News via AP ^ | 02/13/2018 | Anita Snow
    An immigrant man with five children and pregnant wife said Monday he was granted a last-minute stay of deportation after he sought sanctuary in a church saying he needed to remain in the United States to support his family, including a 5-year-old son with leukemia. 30-year-old Jesus Berrones, who has lived in the U.S. since he was a toddler, had been staying at the Shadow Rock United Church of Christ in Phoenix since Friday. He was supposed to meet with immigration authorities Monday to begin proceedings for his return to Mexico. But Berrones said he received word late in the...
  • Deportation of Kenyans increasing under Trump administration

    02/12/2018 2:02:43 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Daily Nation ^ | February 12, 2018 | By KEVIN J. KELLEY
    More than 100 Kenyans were deported from the United States in 2017, a sharp increase during Donald Trump's first year as president. The rise in the number of Kenyans removed from the US — from 63 in 2016 to 103 last year — reflects an overall increase in deportations of Africans. US authorities expelled a total of 2, 134 individuals from sub-Saharan countries in the past fiscal year, which ended on September 30, 2017. Somalia, one of eight countries targeted in the latest iteration of Mr Trump's selective ban on immigration, accounted for the sharpest increase in African removals. A...
  • Immigration judge denies stay of deportation for Kansas man

    02/12/2018 1:57:05 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    FOX 4 TV News ^ | February 12, 2018 | by Staff
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. --After more 30 years in the United States Park University professor detained by ICE is set to be deported to his home country of Bangladesh, according to a Facebook page called Free Syed Ahmed Jamal. "We just got word that the judge ruled against us and they have taken him out of El Paso and probably to the plane," the post said. "His legal counsel is trying to get the appeal filed before the plane takes off. Please pray for due process." Syed Jamal, from Bangladesh, has been in the United States for more than 30 years....
  • Arrests of Undocumented Immigrants Without Criminal Records Skyrocketed in 2017

    02/12/2018 1:48:28 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | February 12, 2018 | By Benjamin Hart
    When President Trump took office more than a year ago, many feared that his administration would create a mass deportation force to round up millions of immigrants who are in the country illegally. That hasn’t happened. But the reality has still been sobering. The Washington Post reported on Monday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 37,734 undocumented “noncriminal” immigrants in the 2017 fiscal year, more than double the amount in 2016. This category of people includes those facing charges and those with no criminal records at all. ICE also arrested 105,736 immigrants who had been convicted of crimes, a...
  • After fight to stay, Haverhill man deported St. Lucia

    02/08/2018 8:52:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    Eagle-Tribune (North Andover, MA) ^ | February 7, 2018 | by Peter Francis
    HAVERHILL — On Monday, Jacob Leonce, a 45-year old man originally from St. Lucia who has lived in the city for close to a decade, was deported back to the Caribbean Island from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Burlington. Leonce, a married father of two sons who were born in Haverhill, was first notified in December by immigration authorities that renewal of his work visa was being denied and that he would be deported in February. Since December, local activists, congregants at Leonce's church and state legislators have worked to try and keep Leonce in Massachusetts. But their...
  • 'It's so hard right now': For a mother who self-deported to Mexico, days of feeling lost

    02/08/2018 8:44:53 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 68 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | February 7, 2018 | by Brittny Mejia
    Maria Barrancas stood in the backyard of her mother-in-law’s home, alone but for a pig and some hens. It had been about a week since she packed up her life in Gardena and left for Mexico with her partner and their two children. There, in the small, dusty Sinaloa town of El Aguaje, the isolation hit her. Her three older children were still in California. She was in a country she hardly remembered, having left for the U.S. 32 years ago at age 15. She broke down in tears but wiped them away before walking inside to her family. She...
  • 'Pillar of the community' deported from US after 39 years to a land he barely knows

    02/08/2018 8:14:25 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 88 replies
    CNN ^ | February 8, 2018 | By Jomana Karadsheh and Kareem Khadder
    Amman, Jordan - With nothing but the clothes on his back and less than $300 in his pocket, Amer Adi was put on a plane and deported to Jordan, the country he left 39 years ago to pursue his American dream. His 94-year-old mother sat in a wheelchair at the arrivals gate, overcome with emotion as she waited for Adi. She hadn't seen him in 20 years. As he walked out, his siblings, nephews and nieces broke out in cheers. But they were soon in tears. Adi fell to his knees, a broken man in his mother's arms. "I have...
  • White House Chief of Staff: Trump not expected to extend DACA deadline (Deportation not a priority)

    02/06/2018 12:18:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/06/2018 | By Erica Werner and Ed O'Keefe
    White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly said Tuesday that President Trump is not expected to extend a March 5 deadline for when legal protection and work permits begin to expire for young immigrants known as “dreamers” — raising the stakes for lawmakers struggling to reach a solution. “I doubt very much” Trump would extend the program, Kelly told reporters during an impromptu interview at the U.S. Capitol. He told reporters that he was “not so sure this president has the authority to extend it” because the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that protects roughly 690,000 undocumented...
  • Soros denies he is behind anti-deportation protests

    02/04/2018 4:27:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/2/18 | Tzvi Lev
    American Jewish billionaire George Soros denied accusations by Prime Minister Netanyahu blaming him for financing protests against Israel's planned deportation of African migrants. On Sunday, Netanyahu alleged that Soros was behind the series of anti-deportation protests at a cabinet meeting. "George Soros is also funding the protests,” Netanyahu said, telling ministers that former US President Obama "deported two million infiltrators and they didn’t say anything". Netanyahu then shared a link to an article by the conservative Hebrew-language website Mida on his Facebook page which claimed that a Soros-linked organization has raised more than NIS 600,000 to stop the deportations. "This...
  • Trump threatens aid cut if countries won't take deportees

    02/03/2018 9:35:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 2, 2018 7:28 PM EST | Jill Colvin
    President Donald Trump threatened Friday to cut off aid and slap sanctions on countries that refuse to accept nationals the U.S. tries to deport. Trump said during a briefing with Department of Homeland Security officials at the Customs and Border Protection National Targeting Center in Virginia that he knows how to change the trend. “If they don’t take ’em back, we’ll put sanctions on the countries, we’ll put tariffs on the countries,” Trump said. He added: “They’ll take ’em back so fast your head would spin.” He’s also threatened to cut off aid to the countries, which include China and...
  • Border Patrol arrests third ‘DREAMer’ for smuggling illegal aliens

    01/31/2018 4:53:25 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    GOP USA.com ^ | 1/31/2018
    The Border Patrol announced its third arrest of an illegal immigrant “Dreamer” on smuggling charges this week, saying agents nabbed a 26-year-old man who had picked up four illegal immigrants who just snuck into the U.S. from Mexico. Agents said they spotted the four men’s footprints and radioed to other agents who spotted the four getting into a pickup truck in a nearby citrus grove. After stopping the truck, they discovered the driver was in the U.S. under protection of the Obama-era DACA deportation amnesty. On Monday, the Border Patrol announced arrests of two other Dreamers in California for separate...
  • California father who’s lived in U.S. since he was 2 faces deportation after ICE arrest

    01/27/2018 7:34:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 108 replies
    WGN-TV ^ | January 26, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE MEDIA WIRE
    LOS ANGELES – Family members are worried about the possible deportation of a 30-year-old father of two who was recently detained by ICE after living in the U.S. since being brought here when he was a toddler. "ICE is abusing their power. They're doing this all across the nation," Roman Maury said outside a court hearing for Torres on Thursday. " He wasn't doing anything wrong. ... He was dropping his kids off at school." ICE spokeswoman Lori Haley said Torres was targeted for arrest by deportation officers with ICE's Los Angeles-based fugitive operations team. All ICE arrests are "targeted"...
  • Federal judge claims jurisdiction over Somali deportation case [Obama appointee]

    01/27/2018 7:23:44 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio News ^ | January 26, 2018 | by Mukhtar M. Ibrahim
    A federal judge in Miami ruled Friday that his court has jurisdiction to hear a lawsuit challenging the deportation of 92 Somalis who are in detention centers in Florida. The undocumented men and women were on a botched deportation flight on Dec. 7 bound for Somalia that was rerouted back to the U.S. after it made a stop in the West African country of Senegal. U.S. District Judge Darrin Gayles had extended several times a temporary hold on the deportation of the Somalis, saying he needed time to weigh whether he has jurisdiction over the case. The government had argued...
  • Mexico Deports Thousands of Central Americans Back to Conflict-Ridden Countries: Report

    01/24/2018 1:36:22 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    teleSUR English ^ | January 24, 2018
    The Mexican government has been sending thousands of Central American asylum seekers back to their conflict-ridden countries where they fear persecution, a new Amnesty International report claims. The report, based on a survey of nearly 500 people, said Mexico's National Migration Institute, INM, is violating the non-refoulement principle, an international law which bars a country to send back the asylum seekers in fear of persecution. Nearly 40 percent of those detained were in violation of non-refoulement, Amnesty International said in its report, whereas 75 percent of those detained by the INM were not informed of their right to seek asylum...
  • Sweden increases deportation rate to Morocco

    01/22/2018 8:11:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 22 January 2018 07:17 CET+01:00 | TT/The Local
    The number of deportations from Sweden to Morocco has increased thanks to the use of fingerprint records in the identification process. Swedish authorities now have access to the records thanks to a new partnership with Morocco, making it easier to identify people who have been given a deportation order then send them to the country, public broadcaster Sveriges Radio reports. The number of deportations carried out to Morocco increased from 75 in 2016 to 135 in 2017. …
  • Haitian Immigration Activist Jean Montrevil Deported

    01/19/2018 1:04:52 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    teleSUR English ^ | January 19, 2018
    After living in the U.S. for more than 30 years, Jean Montrevil, Haitian immigrant rights activist and co-founder of the New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City, was deported back to his country less than two weeks after he was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, agents. Montrevil confirmed he has a pending legal appeal in U.S. courts. For this reason he did not expect his rapid deportation to Haiti. Speaking of his arrest he said it was "two days of hell [...] two days straight with no food and no explanation." Montrevil was convicted in the nineties...
  • Wife of Michigan father deported after 30 years is coming to State of the Union

    01/19/2018 12:11:41 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 145 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 19, 2018 | by Derek Hawkins
    Cindy Garcia has had a long, exhausting and life-changing week. And by all appearances, the whirlwind is going to continue. On Monday morning, she watched immigration agents escort Jorge Garcia, her husband of 15 years, through the security gates at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, deporting him to Mexico after nearly three decades living and raising a family in Michigan. Video of Cindy Garcia and the couple's two adolescent children sobbing as they said goodbye grabbed national headlines. Supporters held up the family's experience as an example of the far-reaching effects of President Donald Trump's sweeping crackdown on undocumented immigration. Observers across...