Mass ICE Raids Leave A Trail Of Misery And Broken Communities

By Alice Speri, Theintercept.com -

A MONTH AFTER dozens of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents surrounded a meatpacking plant in Morristown, Tennessee, and detained 97 men and women who worked there, the tight-knit [...]

Two Officials Of Center For Constitutional Rights Are Detained By Israel, Then Deported

By Staff, Mondoweiss.net -

Vincent Warren, executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), and Katherine Franke, chair of CCR’s board and Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at [...]

Oakland Passes “Strongest” Surveillance Oversight Law In US

Cyrus Farivar, Arstechnica.com -

OAKLAND, Calif.—Late Tuesday evening, the Oakland City Council formally approved a new city ordinance that imposes community control over the use of surveillance technology in the city. Oakland [...]

A Year Later, Fewer Deportations In Cities That Adopted “Welcoming” Policies

By Michael J. Dax, Yesmagazine.org -

A year after the Santa Fe City Council adopted in February 2017 a resolution strengthening its welcoming and non-discrimination policies toward immigrants, the federal government launched a [...]

Protesters Fight Back Against Deportation Of Human Rights Advocate

By Staff, Fightbacknews.org -

New York, NY - Over 30 people gathered for an emergency rally held for Jerome Succor Aba, a Filipino peace activist who was denied entry to the U.S. and sent back to Manila after being tortured [...]

Cities With Most Immigration Raids In Fiscal Year 2017

By Liz Posner, AlterNet.org -

Raids conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have increased drastically since Donald Trump moved into the White House. Across the country, 2017 saw 30 percent more ICE arrests [...]

Texas High Schoolers Walk Out To Protest ICE Detaining Of Student

By Daniel Hampton, Patch.com -

HOUSTON, TX — Dozens of high schoolers in Houston walked out of class on Wednesday in support of a classmate who was living in the United States illegally and was detained by federal immigration [...]

Audit Finds Detainee Abuse At Immigration Prisons

By Kevin Gosztola, mintpressnews.com -

The inspector general for the Homeland Security Department conducted unannounced inspections of six immigrant detention facilities overseen by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). It [...]

Police Aid Immigration Officials In Crackdown

By Mica Rosenberg and Reade Levinson, reuters.com -

By Mica Rosenberg and Reade Levinson for Reuters - BENSALEM, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Dozens of police departments in the United States have been granted new powers, or are seeking them, to check [...]

Cities Giving Free Legal Representation To Those Facing Deportation

By Aimée Lutkin, lifehacker.com -

By Aimée Lutkin for Life Hacker - To say that the current administration has been pushing extremely harsh immigration policies would be putting it mildly. Trump even went so far as to repeal the [...]

Blockade Illustrates Why Chicago Is Not A Sanctuary City

By Staff, www.organzedcommunities.org -

By Organized Communities Against Deportations. Chicago, IL – Three life-size representations of statistics that show how Chicago and Mayor Emanuel have failed to live up to the claim of being a [...]

‘Safe City’ Raids Teach Us About New Era Of Enforcement

By Staff, www.mijente.net -

By Staff of Mijente - Last week Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released information that they haddetained 450 people across the country in cities and counties that have restrictions on [...]

Dozens Arrested Blocking ICE To Halt Couple’s Deportation

By Andrea Germanos, www.commondreams.org -

By Andrea Germanos for Common Dreams - Dozens of people were arrested Monday morning for blocking the federal building housing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office in Hartford, [...]

ICE Plans To Start Destroying Records Detailing Immigrant Sexual Abuse And Deaths In Its Custody

By Kali Holloway, www.truthdig.com -

By Kali Holloway for AlterNet - The openly anti-immigrant agenda of the Trump administration has led to a drastic increase in deportations of undocumented immigrants, and a looming threat of [...]

With A Michigan City Fighting Back, DHS Pushes A Controversial Deportation Forward

By Maryam Saleh, www.theintercept.com -

By Maryam Saleh for The Intercept - IN THE FACE of intense community opposition, immigration officials are vowing to push ahead with plans to deport a 20-year Ann Arbor, Michigan, resident. [...]