Arrests on civil immigration charges are up 38% in 100 days since Trump’s executive order
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Arrests on civil immigration charges are up 38% in 100 days since Trump’s executive order

Originally published by LA Times Federal immigration agents have arrested more than 40,000 people sincePresident Trump signed executive orders expanding the scope of deportation priorities in January, a 38% increase over the same period last year. Immigration and Customs Enforcement acting Director Thomas Homan said Wednesday that Trump has “opened the aperture” of charges that … Continue reading

Inside The Immigrant-Prosecuting Machine That Transformed America’s Deportation Policy
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Inside The Immigrant-Prosecuting Machine That Transformed America’s Deportation Policy

The Huffington Post One morning last October, Irlando sat hunched over a table in the back of a federal courthouse, looking to a court-appointed lawyer for help. Border Patrol agents had found him the day before, wandering through the desert 150 miles away outside Lukeville, Arizona, and he still hadn’t showered. His hands were black … Continue reading

Arizona dad detained by ICE on son’s birthday has been deported
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Arizona dad detained by ICE on son’s birthday has been deported

“My father is not a criminal. He’s not one of those people that you hear on the news that President Trump says,” Sanchez said through tears. “He’s not a rapist, he’s not a drug dealer and he’s not a murderer. My father’s an honest, working man, a family man that loves everyone he meets. He cares too much and that’s the only crime.” Continue reading

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Thousands of ICE detainees claim they were forced into labor, a violation of anti-slavery laws

Tens of thousands of immigrants detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement were forced to work for $1 day, or for nothing at all — a violation of federal anti-slavery laws — a lawsuit claims. The lawsuit, filed in 2014 against one of the largest private prison companies in the country, reached class-action status this … Continue reading