Of roughly 143,000 unauthorized immigrants living in the United States who were arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30 — a 30 percent increase over the previous year — more than a quarter had no criminal convictions. As for those who had been convicted, most were guilty of non-violent charges including drug, traffic and immigration offenses such as re-entering the country after deportation.
Del. Alfonso H. Lopez, a Democrat who has represented a Hispanic-heavy South Arlington district since 2012, was paid more than $5,000 a year in 2014 and more than $10,000 a year in 2015 and 2016 by Immigration Centers of America (ICA), which operates a detention center in Farmville, Va. , according to his state financial disclosure reports.
On a Thursday morning in June, near the end of Ramadan, Majed Abdulraheem arrives for work at Union Kitchen. The brightly lit, shared commercial kitchen space in Northeast Washington is ﬁlled with chef’s tables, pastry racks and the bustling of a dozen cooks building ﬂedgling businesses. It’s Chef Majed’s second time at work today. Fasting makes the daytime heat of the kitchen too hard to manage, and so he was in the kitchen preparing orders late last night, into the early morning.
Presiding over the ceremonial swearing-in of Kirstjen Nielsen as secretary of homeland security, the president says “the numbers have been so incredible.”
A native of Yuba City, Didbal has served the community for some time. She was a city council member in 2014, and most recently served as vice mayor. She gained recognition for her work on women’s empowerment and public health, holding regular public forums to address community health and safety.
The council’s Immigrant Affairs, Civil Rights and Equity Committee voted to formally adopt the “sanctuary” label and to require businesses with city contracts to disclose if they are working on Trump’s proposed border wall. The full council must sign off on the proposals.
The full reality of President Trump’s bombastic promises on illegal immigration is finally taking shape, and the picture is, unsurprisingly, bleak. After several reportspointing toward an increasing trend of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) targeting undocumented immigrants with no criminal background or low-level offenses—the exact people President Obama said the country shouldn’t prioritize deporting—we now have the statistics to paint a full picture: According to a new report from ICE, while border arrests have slowed, arrests of undocumented immigrants within the United States have in fact soared since Trump took office. The number of arrests of immigrants for civil violations increased by 30 percent, and the number of immigrants without criminal records arrested more than doubled. Overall removal numbers declined, however, by about 6 percent.
Evelyn Valdez-Ward es una científica indocumentada cuyo sueño de terminar un doctorado en biología y ecología depende en gran medida de su futura situación legal.
Este miércoles, el post de Facebook del abogado Marty Rosenbluth, el único abogado privado de inmigración en millas a la redonda del centro de detención Stewart, fue más amargo que de costumbre
Originally published by The Washington Post I applaud the strong statement in The Post’s Dec. 4 editorial “An attack on America.” I agree that the “president’s immigration policies are neither an embrace of legality nor in the national interest.” This past year, I suffered a mild stroke, and through the swift actions of staff at the Virginia Hospital Center …