/Tag: US Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Federal officials cut back on 287(g), promote Secure Communities

We have talked about the 287(g) program before, but certainly not on the same scale as Secure Communities. The two programs work towards the same end -- identifying illegal immigrants and deporting them accordingly -- but in different ways. 287(g) partners federal and local agencies by training certain local officers to carry out federal immigration [...]

By |2018-04-17T16:48:36+00:00December 27th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Federal officials cut back on 287(g), promote Secure Communities

Government sued for horrible treatment of detainees

The National Immigrant Justice Center can proceed unabated with its lawsuit against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after a federal judge cleared the legal action. At the center of the lawsuit are two U.S. citizens who were illegally detained by federal immigration officials who assumed they were undocumented immigrants; however, with this recent clearance, it [...]

By |2018-03-29T20:52:39+00:00December 10th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Government sued for horrible treatment of detainees

Rights of legal immigrants routinely violated, ACLU says

What many legal immigrants may not realize when they are accused of a crime is that it can have a dramatic affect on their status, which in turn has an even greater impact on their lives. We talked about this a few weeks back, but there are some seemingly-underhanded tactics being used by federal officials [...]

By |2018-04-13T15:46:00+00:00November 20th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Rights of legal immigrants routinely violated, ACLU says

Advocacy group discovers poor conditions at detention centers

Detention Watch, an advocacy group for immigrants, just released a report about the conditions that illegal immigrants face when they are detained. There are serious human rights violations and incidents that seem to constitute gross negligence in the report, which was published after Detention Watch interviewed detainees in facilities from eight states, including California. According [...]

By |2018-04-26T15:23:53+00:00November 16th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Advocacy group discovers poor conditions at detention centers

Deportations from US reach all-time high in 2011

We talk about deportations quite often on this blog; and you would think that given recent policy changes and directives from the U.S. government, that deportations would be on the decline. However, a new report from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security provides statistical evidence that paints an entirely different picture. According to the report, [...]

By |2018-04-04T14:23:13+00:00September 21st, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Deportations from US reach all-time high in 2011

California unlikely to allow a license-plate sharing system

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is considering a new immigration database that would allow local police departments and federal officials to share license plate information. California residents likely will not have to worry about such a system showing up in our state, given the imminent arrival of the new TRUST Act -- however, if it [...]

By |2018-04-13T18:15:24+00:00July 12th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on California unlikely to allow a license-plate sharing system

Secure Communities policy change to spare traffic violations

More changes are coming to enforcement of U.S. immigration laws after federal recommendations were made to reduce the severity of the Secure Communities program on those charged with traffic violations. Secure Communities is the controversial fingerprint-sharing program that encourages local law enforcement to collaborate with federal immigration authorities so that they can identify and tab [...]

By |2018-04-25T16:17:25+00:00April 30th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Secure Communities policy change to spare traffic violations

Prosecutorial discretion causing confusion for many immigrants

The U.S. immigration policy is not a straightforward area of law -- there are myriad visa applications, endless limitations and provisions, and the laws always seem to be in a state of flux. This can cause an immigrant, whether they are in the country legally or not, to feel uncertain about their status. U.S. Immigration [...]

By |2018-04-09T20:32:08+00:00April 18th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Prosecutorial discretion causing confusion for many immigrants

‘Cross Check’ immigration raid leads to 206 Los Angeles arrests

Operation "Cross Check" was performed earlier this month by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, making national headlines. The operation was composed of myriad raids across the nation, eventually detaining more than 3,100 illegal immigrants who could face deportation. "Cross Check" hit close to home as well, with 206 people arrested in Los Angeles, California. [...]

By |2018-04-20T16:45:33+00:00April 13th, 2012|Categories: Border Security, Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on ‘Cross Check’ immigration raid leads to 206 Los Angeles arrests

New program to close immigration courts, review deportation cases

A new immigration court program that will allow the courts to review and prioritize deportation cases has been happening in other U.S. cities - but this summer, the program is coming to Los Angeles, California. During a two-week period, from July 9-20, many immigration cases involving people who are not in detention will be put [...]

By |2018-04-04T17:13:07+00:00April 6th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on New program to close immigration courts, review deportation cases