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4 Jul 2019

ICE Uses Arrest Quotas for Its Mass Immigration Raids, Documents Show

As U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, at the behest of President Donald Trump, plans mass raids following the July Fourth holiday, newly released documents shed light on the tactics the agency employs during such operations. The documents, released Wednesday by the immigrant rights groups Mijente, Just Futures Law, and Detention Watch Network, show that ICE officials are building arrest target lists for mass raids to meet specific numbers, even as the agency continues to internally and publicly stress a “public safety” rationale for immigration arrests.
As U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, at the behest of President Donald Trump, plans mass raids following the...

Publisher: Vice

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11 Jun 2019

The Trump Administration Has Let 24 People Die in ICE Custody

Two dozen immigrants have died in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement since President Donald Trump’s inauguration, according to a new NBC News analysis of federal data. That figure doesn’t include the deaths of at least four immigrants who died shortly after being released from ICE custody.
Two dozen immigrants have died in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement since President Donald Trump’s...

Publisher: Politico

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17 May 2019

Trump’s pick for ICE director: I can tell which migrant children will become gang members by looking into their eyes

Mark Morgan, the White House choice to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said during a Fox News interview earlier this year that he can judge the likelihood that an unaccompanied minor will become a gang member by looking into that child's eyes.
Mark Morgan, the White House choice to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said during a Fox News interview...
29 Jan 2019

ICE Courthouse Arrests in New York Increased 1,700 Percent Under Trump

More than two years after Donald Trump’s inauguration ushered in sweeping changes to the nation’s immigration enforcement system, accounts of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arresting undocumented immigrants in and around New York courts have increased by 1,700 percent, according to a new report.
More than two years after Donald Trump’s inauguration ushered in sweeping changes to the nation’s immigration...
20 Dec 2018

Cambodians Who Fled War, U.S. Bombs and Genocide Now Face ICE Raids and Deportations Under Trump

Cambodians are being deported from the U.S. at record numbers, including many who have been living in the U.S. for decades after fleeing war, U.S. bombings and genocide under the Khmer Rouge. On Monday, an Omni Air flight departed from El Paso, Texas, with 36 Cambodians on board. They were deported to the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh. Attorneys believe it to be one of the largest deportation flights to Cambodia yet under the Trump administration.
Cambodians are being deported from the U.S. at record numbers, including many who have been living in the U.S. for...
12 Oct 2018

At Largest ICE Detention Center in the Country, Guards Called Attempted Suicides “Failures”

When Carlos Hidalgo was detained at the ICE processing center, in Adelanto, California, guards would mock the detainees lined up to get their meals by imitating the call of cows. “Moo! Here are the cows, walking through!”
When Carlos Hidalgo was detained at the ICE processing center, in Adelanto, California, guards would mock the...

Publisher: NBC News

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18 Sep 2018

DHS transferred $169 million from other programs to ICE for migrant detention

The Department of Homeland Security transferred $169 million from other agencies to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for the detention and removal of migrants this year, according to a document sent to Congress by DHS.
The Department of Homeland Security transferred $169 million from other agencies to Immigration and Customs Enforcement...
24 Jul 2018

ICE Has Conducted Hundreds of Raids in New York Since Trump Came to Power. Here’s What Those Operations Look Like.

It was approximately 6:30 a.m. on a Tuesday morning in early April when the pounding on the front door began. The sun was still coming up over New York City as a man The Intercept will call Michael jumped out of bed to investigate the commotion. Michael opened the door and found three men and one woman wearing tactical vests standing outside. They were accompanied by a man with a camera, already recording.
It was approximately 6:30 a.m. on a Tuesday morning in early April when the pounding on the front door began. The sun...
28 May 2018

ICE Plans to Start Destroying Records of Immigrant Abuse, Including Sexual Assault and Deaths in Custody

IICE has asked for permission to begin routinely destroying 11 kinds of records, including those related to sexual assaults, solitary confinement and even deaths of people in its custody.
IICE has asked for permission to begin routinely destroying 11 kinds of records,...
12 Apr 2018

1,224 Complaints Reveal a Staggering Pattern of Sexual Abuse in Immigration Detention. Half of Those Accused Worked for ICE.

lsewhere in Florida, a man said a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent threatened him with deportation after he refused to engage in oral sex — and that the officer told him he would be deported to Haiti, even though the man is from the Bahamas. In Texas, a Border Patrol agent driving detainees between detention centers pulled over and  let a woman get out after she performed oral sex on him, according to another complaint.
lsewhere in Florida, a man said a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent threatened him with...
11 Apr 2018

The Day After Trump’s ICE Raid in a Small Tennessee Town, 550 Kids Stayed Home From School

The rural community of Morristown, Tennessee, is reeling  following the largest raid by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on a business in a decade. On Thursday, agents with ICE’s Homeland  Security Investigations wing, also known as HSI, stormed the Southeastern Provision meatpacking plant and detained scores of people.
The rural community of Morristown, Tennessee, is reeling  following the largest raid by U.S. Immigration and...
14 Mar 2018

ICE Spokesman Resigns, Saying He Could No Longer Spread Falsehoods for Trump Administration

A spokesman for United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement has resigned, saying that he could no longer “bear the burden” of spreading falsehoods on behalf of the Trump administration.The spokesman, James Schwab, who had worked for the agency’s San Francisco Division, told news outlets Monday that his decision was prompted by false statements made by the agency on Feb. 27 and repeated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week.
A spokesman for United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement has resigned, saying that he could no longer “bear...
5 Oct 2017

Internal Emails Show ICE Agents Struggling to Substantiate Trump’s Lies About Immigrants

As hundreds of undocumented immigrants were rounded up across the country last February in the first mass raids of the Trump  administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials went out  of their way to portray the people they detained as hardened criminals, instructing field offices to highlight the worst cases for the media and attempting to distract attention from the dozens of individuals who were apprehended despite having no criminal background at all.
As hundreds of undocumented immigrants were rounded up across the country last February in the first mass raids of...

Publisher: USA TODAY

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18 May 2017

Immigration arrests up 38% nationwide under Trump

In the 100 days since President Trump signed an executive order to enhance immigration enforcement, the arrests of undocumented immigrants  is up 38% from the same time period in 2016, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement data released Wednesday.
In the 100 days since President Trump signed an executive order to enhance immigration enforcement, the arrests of...
27 Apr 2017

Immigrants With No Criminal Record Are Now Being Arrested At Twice the Rate

Under the Trump administration, immigration enforcement has become increasingly unfocused. Rather than prioritizing the apprehension and removal of immigrants who have committed serious crimes, enforcement personnel are now scooping up anyone who is deportable for any reason. This lack of prioritization has translated into a surge in immigration-related arrests across the board.
Under the Trump administration, immigration enforcement has become increasingly unfocused. Rather than prioritizing the...

Publisher: Vox

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7 Mar 2017

ICE isn’t just detaining “bad hombres.” They’re scooping up anyone in their path

President Donald Trump has promised the only immigrants being deported now that he’s in office are “bad hombres”: convicted criminals, threats to American safety and the national interest. News reports from across the country are making clear that’s not true
President Donald Trump has promised the only immigrants being deported now that he’s in office are “bad hombres”:...
20 Feb 2017

Vague Rules Let ICE Deport Undocumented Immigrants as Gang Members

Of the more than 680 people swept up during last week’s nationwide raids by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, none has attracted more attention than 23-year-old Daniel Ramirez Medina. Although he crossed into the United States illegally when he was a child, Ramirez Medina twice applied successfully for permission to stay in the country under the Obama Administration’s Deferred Action for  Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program.
Of the more than 680 people swept up during last week’s nationwide raids by Immigrations and Customs...

Publisher: Politico

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26 Sep 2016

ICE union endorses Trump

The union representing the nation’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers and staff is throwing its support behind GOP  nominee Donald Trump. It’s the first time ever that the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council has endorsed a candidate for president, according to a statement posted on Trump’s campaign web site Monday. 
The union representing the nation’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers and staff is...

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