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    01/04/2018 1:12:20 PM PST · by ThankYouFreeRepublic · 1 replies
    NYmagazine ^ | Dec. 17, 2017 | Adam K. Raymond
    Nearly a year into his presidency, Donald Trump doesn’t appear any closer to delivering on his promise to build a wall on the border between the U.S. and Mexico. But it’s hard to imagine he’s not thrilled with the rest of the immigration picture in the U.S. Along with killing DACA and limiting legal immigration, Trump also has Immigration and Customs Enforcement working harder than ever. Though total deportations fell in 2017, arrests of undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. surged. The majority of those arrested were first convicted or charged with a crime, though many of those crimes were...
  • German pilots refuse to carry out deportations

    12/05/2017 11:03:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.05.2017 | Elizabeth Schumacher
    Many pilots in Germany are refusing to participate in deportations, local media reported on Monday. Following an information request from the Left Party, the government said that 222 planned flights were stopped by pilots who wanted no part in the controversial return of refugees to Afghanistan, which has been deemed a “safe country of origin” in some cases, despite ongoing violence and repression in parts of the country. Some 85 of the refusals between January and September 2017 came from Germany’s main airline Lufthansa and its subsidiary Eurowings. About 40 took place at Düsseldorf airport, where the controversial deportations are...
  • Dreamers deported under Obama show possible future for 800,000

    09/19/2017 12:41:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 19, 2017 | BY BETH CALDWELL
    ....What happens when you deport people who spent their formative years in the United States? Scholars who have documented the consequences of deporting people who grew up in the United States compare the pratice to “violent dismemberment,” calling it “destructive and inhumane” and “tragic.” Deportees who grew up in the United States experience their arrival to Mexico as such a profound loss that they often compare it to death. Thoughts of suicide are markedly higher among deportees with strong ties to the U.S. than among the rest of the deported population. Deported Dreamers also face social stigma in Mexico. They...
  • Trump Deportations Lag Behind Obama Levels {The Big Lie Redux}

    08/09/2017 5:16:52 AM PDT · by drpix · 13 replies ^ | 8/8/17 | Ted Hesson
    The U.S. is deporting people more slowly than during the Obama administration despite President Donald Trump’s vast immigration crackdown, according to new data from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. From Feb. 1 to June 30, ICE officials removed 84,473 people — a rate of roughly 16,900 people per month. If deportations continue at the same clip until the fiscal year ends Sept. 30, federal immigration officials will have removed fewer people than they did during even the slowest years of Barack Obama's presidency.
  • White House Plan Would Expand Deportations: Proposal gives Homeland Security greater powers

    07/15/2017 5:28:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Newser ^ | July 15, 2017 | Linda Hervieux
    A White House plan under consideration could lead to a vast expansion of the policy to deport undocumented immigrants without a court hearing. According to a memo obtained by the Washington Post, immigrants who are detained and cannot prove they have lived in the US for more than 90 days would face expedited deportations. The Department of Homeland Security would see its powers greatly extended under the plan, which would not require congressional approval. Trump administration officials floated the 13-page internal memo in May. A DHS spokeswoman told the Post the new guidelines are a draft and that no decisions...
  • ICE Officers Told To Take Action Against All Undocumented Immigrants Encountered While On Duty

    07/09/2017 5:50:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | July 7, 2017 | Marcelo Rochabrun, ProPublica
    The head of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement unit in charge of deportations has directed his officers to take action against all undocumented immigrants they may cross paths with, regardless of criminal histories. The guidance appears to go beyond the Trump administration’s publicly stated aims, and some advocates say may explain a marked increase in immigration arrests. In a February memo, Matthew Albence, a career official who heads the Enforcement and Removal Operations division of ICE, informed his 5,700 deportation officers that, “effective immediately, ERO officers will take enforcement action against all removable aliens encountered in the course of their...
  • Did Obama Let MS-13 Slide To Bolster Support for Democrats

    04/21/2017 9:46:34 AM PDT · by davikkm · 11 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    The Criminal Super Gang, MS-13, has a 30 year history in the US and yet Donald Trump appears to be the first President to attempt a serious take-down. Under Barrack Obama, several “fiscal targeting operations” were attempted to reduce their money supply, and massive operations put in place against “some” of the members (6 to be precise). But the one thing that could have actually destroyed them outright was never even considered: stopping illegal immigration. 60-70 percent of current U.S. members in MS-13 are immigrants, the majority of which could be illegal, and the remaining percent are likely born to...
  • Oakland passes resolution asking businesses to create sanctuary workplaces (California)

    04/19/2017 8:19:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The East Bay Business News ^ | April 19, 2017 | Riley McDermid
    The Oakland City Council voted unanimously this week on a resolution that asks cities based there to create "sanctuary workplaces" for immigrant workers they may employ. The resolution asks businesses to abide by the resolution, which “calls upon employers to establish sanctuary workplaces, where workers are respected and not threatened or discriminated against based on their immigration status.” The issue is a particularly fraught one in industries long reliant on immigrant labor, such as the service industry, manufacturing and construction.. The resolution was written as a way to protect workers who may be worried about an increased crackdown on immigrant...
  • Immigration arrests increase 32% under Trump, double for those with no criminal record

    04/16/2017 5:47:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | April 16, 2017 | The Washington Post
    Immigration arrests rose 32.6 percent in the first weeks of the Trump administration, with newly empowered federal agents intensifying their pursuit of not just undocumented immigrants with criminal records, but also thousands of illegal immigrants who have been otherwise law-abiding. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 21,362 immigrants, mostly convicted criminals, from January through mid-March, compared with 16,104 during the same period last year, according to statistics requested by The Washington Post. Arrests of immigrants with no criminal records more than doubled to 5,441, the clearest sign yet that President Trump has ditched his predecessor's protective stance toward most of...
  • Sessions: Illegal Aliens Who Re-Enter U.S. Illegally Will Be Charged With a Felony

    04/13/2017 3:57:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Red State ^ | April 11, 2017 | Martin Walsh
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke from the U.S.-Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona on Tuesday, where he made it very clear that the Obama-era policies of “catch and release” were over. Sessions indicated that major changes were coming to the Justice Department’s protocol in that they will be charging and prosecuting illegal aliens who re-enter the United States with a felony. “When we talk about MS-13 and the cartels, what do we mean? We mean criminal organizations that turn cities and suburbs into war zones, that rape and kill innocent citizens, and who profit by smuggling poison and other human beings...
  • Texas Getting First Immigrant Lockup Built Under Trump

    04/13/2017 3:21:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | April 13, 2017 | Meredith Hoffman, The Associated Press
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A private prison company has announced a $110 million federal contract to build the first new immigrant detention center under the Trump administration. The GEO Group said Thursday the 1,000-bed detention center will be in Conroe, Texas, north of Houston. It's scheduled to open by December 2018. The center coincides with President Donald Trump's promised expansion of immigration detention, part of a crackdown on immigrants in the country illegally....
  • Trump administration moving quickly to build up nationwide deportation force

    04/12/2017 1:17:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Mercury News ^ | April 12, 2017 | David Nakamura, The Washington Post
    The Trump administration is quickly identifying ways to assemble the nationwide deportation force that President Donald Trump promised on the campaign trail as he railed against the dangers posed by illegal immigration. An internal Department of Homeland Security assessment obtained by The Washington Post shows the agency has already found 33,000 more detention beds to house undocumented immigrants, opened discussions with dozens of local police forces that could be empowered with enforcement authority and identified where construction of Trump’s border wall could begin. The agency also is considering ways to speed up the hiring of hundreds of new Customs and...
  • Group protests use of Gary Airport for deportations

    04/08/2017 11:00:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Northwest Indiana Times ^ | April 7, 2017 | Phil Wieland
    GARY — About 50 people gathered at the entrance to the Gary-Chicago International Airport Friday to protest the use of the airport to carry out the deportation policies implemented by the Trump administration. Frigid winds whipped banners and signs bearing the simple words "No Wall," "No Ban," "No Deportation" and "Resist." Other signs touted the need for job creation, not deportation. The protest was held at the airport, which organizers said is where people arrested as illegal immigrants are brought in buses from Northwest Indiana and the Chicago area by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office to be deported....
  • LA planning to ‘hit back’ at Trump if federal funding cut

    03/30/2017 9:45:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    MyNewsLA ^ | March 30, 2017 | Toni McAllister
    When it comes to President Donald Trump’s threats and executive order to cut federal funding off to so-called “sanctuary cities,” a City Council committee Thursday requested a proactive plan on how to “hit back” with legal action should the order be executed on Los Angeles. “We are on the defensive so much of the time,” said Councilwoman Nury Martinez at a meeting of the Ad Hoc Committee on Immigrant Affairs before requesting the city attorney’s office report back “on how you are going to protect our city and our interests in case the federal government comes after us.” Councilman David...
  • Massachusetts State Rep. posts warning about ICE raid on Facebook

    03/30/2017 3:06:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 29, 2017 | John Sexton
    Massachusetts State Rep. Michelle DuBois posted a warning on her Facebook page yesterday saying that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents would be conducting a raid in the city of Brockton, MA. DuBois claimed the warning came to her from a “friend in the Latin community.” The warning stated, “I have a message for the immigrant community of Brockton. Please be careful on Wednesday 29. ICE will be in Brockton on that day.” It continued, “If you are undocumented don’t go out on the street. If there is a knock on the door of your house and you don’t know...
  • Illegal immigrant in NYC thinks “it sucks” that he’s being deported

    03/28/2017 8:30:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/28/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    We’re seeing a theme in media coverage of deportations this month and much of it centers around whether or not ICE should be arresting illegal immigrants in or around courthouse grounds. The New York Daily News tossed out another grenade in the debate this week and they employ the increasingly common tactic of finding someone they view as being relatively benign to pose as the face of the illegal immigrant community which is currently “under attack” by Donald Trump’s administration. The subject of this story is Floyel Stapleton, an illegal alien from the Caribbean who was recently arrested while...
  • Undocumented immigrants, officials discuss Trump’s policies

    03/23/2017 10:12:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Independent Florida Alligator ^ | March 23, 2017 | Molly Vossler
    Undocumented immigrants and elected officials gathered at a local church to discuss threatening immigration policies and how to deal with them Thursday night. In a meeting that frequently switched between English and Spanish at Westminster Presbyterian Church, located at 1521 NW 34th St., about 40 undocumented immigrants listened to guidelines set forth by the American Civil Liberties Union on how to defend themselves against President Donald Trump’s mass-deportation agenda. The event was led by local grassroots group Madres Sin Fronteras, which translates to Mothers Without Borders. The group, led in part by UF alumnus Beto Soto, was created to preserve...
  • Scared and planning for the worst: Immigrants brace for deportation

    03/21/2017 9:25:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | March 20, 2017 | Masuma Ahuja
    Ninety-seven people are at Catholic Charities this morning. It feels like a hospital waiting room. The sense of anticipation is palpable: Every time a charity worker comes to the front of the room with a clipboard, everyone looks up, waiting for their names to be called. For their questions to be answered. What happens if ICE is knocking at your door? What kind of ID should I have? What about my children if I get deported? Are there forms we can fill out to sign off guardianship of our children? In past weeks, as news of ICE raids and deportations...
  • 30 countries refusing to take back illegal alien criminals

    03/19/2017 8:25:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/19/2017 | Rick Moran
    Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar says that 30 countries are refusing to take deported criminal illegal aliens back and he wants the US government to force their cooperation. A law is already on the books, Cuellar noted in an interview with Sheryl Attkisson, that the US could stop issuing visas to citzens of those countries until they changed their policy. Daily Caller: “We’re not enforcing it, which is amazing. So now my intent is to go back to our committee on appropriations and affect their funding until they do that,” Cuellar told Sharyl Attkisson, host of Full Measure, in an...
  • Exclusive: Immigration judges headed to 12 U.S. cities to speed deportations

    03/17/2017 8:40:36 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03/17/2017 | Julia Edwards Ainsley
    The U.S. Justice Department is developing plans to temporarily reassign immigration judges from around the country to 12 cities to speed up deportations of illegal immigrants who have been charged with crimes, according to two administration officials. ----------------------------------------------- The targeted cities are New York; Los Angeles; Miami; New Orleans; San Francisco; Baltimore, Bloomington, Minnesota; El Paso, Texas; Harlingen, Texas; Imperial, California; Omaha, Nebraska and Phoenix, Arizona. They were chosen because they are cities which have high populations of illegal immigrants with criminal charges, the officials said. A spokeswoman for the Justice Department's Executive Office of Immigration Review, which administers immigration...