Even though the number of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. has stabilized, Erwin de Leon argues comprehensive immigration reform is still needed.
Tag: deportation policy
Feet in 2 Worlds is hosting a forum on immigrant detentions at The New School on Thursday, February 23, from 6-8 PM.
Deportation proceedings against two New Jersey brothers have been suspended, but they face an uncertain future under the Obama administration’s policy of prosecutorial discretion.
It’s not clear if New York has the power to opt out of the federal program designed to find and deport undocumented immigrants who have committed serious crimes. Immigrant advocates say Secure Communities is being used against people who only committed minor offenses.
ICE chief John Morton quickly denied the agency sets quotas for deportations, after a Washington Post story revealed an internal memo stating just that.
Two teenagers are quickly deported after being stopped when going home after a soccer game, in a case that shows the challenges of growing up undocumented in the U.S.
Immigration courts face an “exploding” caseload where each person’s fate depends largely on who hears their case and 84% of detained respondents don’t even have representation, a report says.
On New Year’s Day, Jean Montrevil was detained in an immigration lockup. Less than a month later, after being freed following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, he will stand outside another jail where immigrants are held to protest the laws that placed him a breath away from deportation.
Jean Montrevil, a founder of the local branch of the New Sanctuary Coalition and a legal U.S. resident born in Haiti, was detained by immigration authorities on Dec. 30 during one of his monthly check-ins and is now awaiting deportation at a York, Pa., jail.
Could the nation’s undocumented immigrants please stand up? The government will be happy to deport you.
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) will encourage the nation’s roughly 12 million undocumented immigrants to voluntarily turn themselves into immigration authorities for deportation in the coming months in an unorthodox new program designed to help the agency combat unauthorized immigration.
ICE Director Julie Myers leaked the new federal effort on Univision this past Sunday at the end of an interview with Jorge Ramos, the anchor of the popular public affairs show ‘Al Punto’ and in advance of an anticipated formal announcement next week.
Entitled ‘Operation Scheduled Departure,’ the still-unannounced program would allow undocumented immigrants without criminal records to turn themselves in at Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices nationwide. In exchange for ‘self-deporting’, the immigrants would be processed and get a few weeks to pack their belongings and get their affairs in order before leaving the country – without being put in a detention facility.
The program does not provide any other incentive for undocumented immigrants to volunteer to leave the country through the program.