Posts tagged "Immigration and Customs Enforcement"

Why were more than 800 US citizens flagged for possible deportation by immigration authorities?

Why were more than 800 US citizens flagged for possible deportation by immigration authorities?
Immigration and Customs Enforcement has come under fire for casting too wide of a net – some advocates have nicknamed it a “dragnet” – when it asks law enforcement authorities to hold people in local jails under its Secure Communities program. The federal immigration agency placed an “immigration hold” or “detainer” on more than 900,000... Read more »

Anti-NATO activists make the connection between military alliance and local immigration battles

What are the connections between the proposed immigration detention center in Crete, a small town just south of Chicago, and an international military alliance? Lots, say a group of activists connecting the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to immigration issues in Chicago. A protest outside of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in downtown Chicago, said Crystal Vance... Read more »

Crete: Could Illinois soon be welcoming its first privately run detention center?

Crete: Could Illinois soon be welcoming its first privately run detention center?
This article is the first in a three-part series looking at some of the different elements of the proposed Crete detention center. The Village of Crete, Ill., about an hour south of Chicago, may be on its way to making private-prison history as the home to the first privately run detention center in Illinois since... Read more »
Advertisement:

Secure Communities deporting noncriminal immigrants 'a feature, not a flaw' says report

Despite months of protestations to the contrary, a recent report finds that the Secure Communities program continues to deport immigrants with traffic offenses, or even people who were victims of crime, despite its stated goal to focus only on serious criminals. A report by the Immigrant Rights Clinic at the University of California at Irvine’s... Read more »