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  • Sweden increases deportation rate to Morocco

    01/22/2018 8:11:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies ^ | 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...
  • Is Trump carrying out a mass deportation? It feels that way to some

    01/18/2018 8:45:40 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 78 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | January 17, 2018 | by Suzanne Gamboa
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s crackdown on immigrants may not look on paper like a mass deportation, but for many people it feels like one. Statistically Trump’s sweep of immigrants, while up from last year, doesn’t compare to the deportations done in the early years of President Barack Obama’s first term. But the administration’s attempt to return to the peak deportation levels under Obama or surpass them, combined with Trump’s rhetoric and his drive to slash legal immigration, have whipped up enough fear to make some feel a mass roundup is underway. “At any moment I feel I could just...
  • Northwest Immigrant Activist Says She Faces Deportation

    01/16/2018 12:04:43 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | January 16, 2018
    SEATTLE - A longtime activist for illegal immigrants in the Northwest says she herself is now facing deportation. Maru Mora-Villalpando, a native of Mexico City who has been in the U.S. for more than 25 years, said Tuesday that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has given her a notice to appear before an immigration judge. She says she believes ICE is targeting her because of her activism. She leads an organization called Northwest Detention Center Resistance, which was created in 2014 when detainees at the privately run immigration detention facility in Tacoma began a series of hunger strikes to protest...
  • AZ Sen candidate: Your “clean DACA bill” isn’t happening (video)

    01/16/2018 11:50:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Hot ^ | January 16, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Major news outlets are already sounding the alarm about a possible government shutdown, assuming that a “clean” DACA bill is the hill that Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi want to die on this week. This may be a real option in their minds, or perhaps it’s just a game of brinksmanship to see what they can get out of President Trump and the GOP leadership. But either way, a flat amnesty package with nothing in return isn’t just “a Trump thing.” The majority of the Republicans aren’t warming up to the idea either. This seems particularly true of Arizona Congresswoman...
  • ICE arrests 22 in Chicago area during 3-day operation targeting criminal aliens and fugitives

    01/10/2018 2:45:38 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    CHICAGO — Federal officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 22 criminal aliens and immigration violators in Illinois’ Cook and Lake counties during a three-day enforcement action, which ended Monday. During this operation, ERO deportation officers made arrests in the following Illinois cities and towns: Chicago (9), Cicero (4), Hoffman Estates (1), Palatine (4), Park City (1), Rolling Meadows (2) and Round Lake Beach (1). All those arrested were men between the ages of 20 and 53. Aliens arrested during this operation are from the following five countries: Ecuador (1), Honduras (2), Mexico...
  • Largest percentage of Hispanics in Maryland could be deported

    01/10/2018 2:41:26 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    WBAL Baltimore ^ | January 9, 2018 | by Kai Reid
    According to the most recent Maryland census data, Salvadorans make up the largest number of Hispanics in the state of Maryland, at 26.3 percent, which is significantly larger than the national percentage of 3.3. This week, the Trump administration announced its decision to end temporary protected status for Salvadoran immigrants living in the U.S., forcing nearly 200,000 people to gain permanent residency or leave by September 2019 or face deportation. Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin is one lawmaker who voiced strong disapproval. "These are legal immigrants. They came here seeking refuge from tragedy. Now, about one-third of them are U.S. homeowners....
  • Undocumented Grover Beach mother deported despite community rallying in her support

    01/05/2018 1:31:27 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    The San Luis Obispo Tribune ^ | January 4, 2018 | By Nick Wilson
    Neofita Valerio-Silva de Bernal, a former Grover Beach resident and mother of three American-born children, including a 16-year-old daughter, was detained by immigration officials after a Wednesday hearing and deported to Mexico on Thursday evening. Valerio-Silva’s advocates have argued for compassion, noting she is a homeowner who has committed no crimes other than residing in the U.S. without documentation. She lived in the U.S. for more than two decades and had a U.S. work permit. She was working as a local hotel maid while caring for her youngest daughter, a 16-year-old cheerleader at Arroyo Grande High School. Valerio-Silva was denied...
  • More workers say their bosses are threatening to have them deported

    01/02/2018 9:58:20 AM PST · by jeannineinsd · 72 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 1/2/2018 | Andrew Khouri
    The deal the worker struck was simple: $150 a day to tile a bathroom and stucco the walls of a home in Arcadia. The pay was to come at the end of each day but never did, according to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court by the California labor commissioner. After six days with no pay, the lawsuit alleges, the worker finally confronted his boss, who then snapped, called him a “wetback” and threatened to report him to immigration authorities. “Let me share something with you, not only am I [an ex]-sheriff, my family are all in...
  • Germany plans to start deporting underage migrants to Morocco

    12/24/2017 3:15:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.24.2017 | Rebecca Staudenmaier
    Since opening its doors in 2015, no unaccompanied minors have been deported from Germany. That is soon set to change, as Berlin has started building centers in Morocco to house deported minors, according to a report. The German government started constructing two youth centers in northern Morocco to house local “street children” as well as unaccompanied Moroccan minors who have been deported by Germany, according to a report from the Welt am Sonntag newspaper on Sunday. The pilot project creates a legal pathway for Germany to start deporting youths without needing to necessarily locate their families first. In recent years,...

    12/24/2017 8:49:11 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 78 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | December 23, 2017 | Brock Simmons
    In California governor Jerry Brown’s endless attempts to drag California to third world nation status, he is now pardoning immigrants convicted of felonies in order to save them from being deported. The Sacramento Bee reports: Escalating the state’s showdown with the Trump administration over illegal immigration, California Gov. Jerry Brown used a Christmas holiday tradition to grant pardons Saturday to two men who were on the verge of being deported for committing crimes while in the U.S.
  • Undocumented Utah mother to be deported Christmas night

    12/22/2017 12:33:52 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 163 replies
    ABC "News" Local ^ | December 22, 2017 | by KIERRA DOTSON
    SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah)- An undocumented Utah mother of four is scheduled to be deported on Christmas Day after her stay of removal was denied. Maria Santiago Garcia has been surrounded by community members supporting her fight since September. She describes herself as an orphan and a sexual abuse survivor who escaped the violence of her native Guatemala for a better life here in Utah where she's raising two sons and two daughters ages 11 to just 3. Her children will be leaving with her.
  • The children of a deported Owensboro man must immigrate to Mexico or enter foster care

    12/15/2017 6:44:19 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    Evansville Courier & Press ^ | December 15, 2017 | by Jessie Higgins
    OWENSBORO, Ky. – After their father was deported in late November, four Owensboro children will enter foster care unless their family finds a way to send them to Mexico. “I want us to go to Mexico, to be with our dad,” Cecily Cuahua, 10, said from her aunt’s living room in early December. Cecily’s three younger siblings quickly nodded in agreement. But sending the children to Mexico is no easy feat. They are American citizens. Their father, Antonio Cuahua, 35, was their sole caregiver and without him here to apply and pay for their immigration documents, the children’s relatives are...
  • All I Want for Christmas Is for My Parents to Not Be Deported

    12/14/2017 11:39:01 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 139 replies
    Teen Vogue ^ | December 14, 2017 | by Jasmine Lopez
    My name is Jasmine Lopez, I’m 11 years old and I’m a U.S. citizen. If Congress doesn't take action now, I may not have my mom with me for the holidays. Why is this important for me? Because I’ve already experienced something close to losing my dad, and I don’t want that to happen ever again. I was born in Florida, but both my parents were born in Mexico and are living in the U.S. undocumented. Even though they were always careful when driving to work or to the grocery store, one day things got real for all of us....
  • U.S. deportation flight returns from Africa with all on board

    12/10/2017 4:01:04 PM PST · by vannrox · 37 replies
    ACJ ^ | 10:15 p.m Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 | Jeremy Redmon
    The government’s efforts to deport 92 Somali nationals — including some who lived in Georgia and Minnesota — did not go as planned this week, when the flight encountered some snags in Senegal and returned to the U.S. with all on board. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released statement Saturday, saying relief flight crew members were “unable to get sufficient rest due to issues with their hotel in Dakar.” “The aircraft, including the detainees and crew on board, remained parked at the airport to allow the relief crew time to rest,” ICE said in its statement. “During this time, the...
  • GOP governor sides with Indonesians facing deportation [NH; Sununu]

    12/09/2017 8:22:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    AP via US News & World Report ^ | Dec 9, 2017 11:56 AM EST | Michael Casey
    Since he became governor, Chris Sununu has rarely clashed with President Donald Trump, supporting the travel ban on citizens from several mostly Muslim nations and quick to play up visits he has made the White House. But when Trump’s immigration crackdown reached the state’s tiny Indonesian community this year, Sununu wrote a letter to his fellow Republican in October in which he said he was “respectfully requesting your administration reconsider its decision to deport these individuals” and urging it consider a “resolution that would allow them to remain in the United States.” Sununu insisted the case of the Indonesians was...
  • Obama blocked deportation of 550,000 illegals, more than Atlanta's population

    12/06/2017 3:33:08 PM PST · by blueyon · 12 replies ^ | 12/06/17 | Paul Bedard
    U.S. immigration officials have revealed that they face a deportation backlog of 550,000 illegal immigrants who were given temporary amnesty by former President Obama or simply let off the hook by liberal judges. The massive backlog is being tackled by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, but the sheer numbers — bigger than the populations of Atlanta or Sacramento -- is overwhelming the agency’s enforcement and removal department. This week as ICE and other immigration officials reviewed successes under President Trump, a reporter asked Matthew T. Albence, executive associate director for enforcement and removal operations, if he knew the number of outstanding...
  • Woodland Mother Fears Husband May be Deported to Cambodia [Calif.]

    12/06/2017 10:27:25 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    FOX40 - Sacramento ^ | December 5, 2017 | BY SONSEEAHRAY TONSALL
    A Woodland mother fears her husband may be moved to Arizona and deported to Cambodia as early as this week, after an October immigration sweep that pulled 100 people off streets across the country. Forty-three-year-old Saerang Ye was on his way home from work as a mechanical engineer when he was picked up by ICE about a block from his home. He's been jailed at the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Facility ever since -- he and his family having little idea about what's going on with his case. Brought to the states when he was just 6, Ye lost any protection...
  • 'I miss everything': Ohio mom deported to Mexico yearns for her family

    12/05/2017 1:25:57 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 81 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | December 4, 2017 | by Rebecca Davis, Raul A. Reyes and Nirma Hasty
    NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico — It took nine days for Beatriz Morelos Casillas’ life to be completely upended. On July 23, Ms. Casillas — who goes by Betty — was stopped by an officer in Painesville, Ohio for a routine traffic citation. Because she was in the country without authorization, the mother of four was detained and slated for removal from the U.S. Just over a week later, Casillas was back in Mexico, a country she had not seen in nearly 20 years, with only her jeans and the shirt on her back — and no legal way to reunite with...