American Immigration Weekly Recap – June 12th to 16th

Arkansas to Expand Federal Immigration Enforcement

Millions of undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. would likely face deportation under the Trump administration. The Pew Research Center’s reports show that there are around 70,000 undocumented immigrants living in Arkansas with much fear of deportation. Read more.

House Panel Bans Sanctuary Cities

A Michigan House committee has approved a legislation under which local police and law enforcement authorities will have to provide details to federal immigration authorities about the immigration status of some Michigan residents. This legislation also intends to ban sanctuary cities.

Undocumented Chaldeans Arrested by Ice in Detroit Sweep

Around 40 Chaldeans who were arrested by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in Detroit will now face deportation from the U.S. According to the Chaldean Community Foundation President, Martin Manna, many of those arrested have criminal records but sending them back to Iraq is equal to granting them the death sentence.

ICE Boss Says All Undocumented Immigrants Are Targets

Thomas D Homan, the acting chief of ICE, has issued a warning saying that illegal border crossers will be deported. Read on to know more.

Thousands of Undocumented Immigrants Get Work Permits Under Trump

Under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants have received employment authorization documents from the Trump administration. This is despite President Donald Trump calling this program as an ‘unconstitutional executive amnesty’ and saying that he would end it as soon as he becomes the President of the U.S.

Arrested Dreamer Will Not be Deported

19-year-old Juan Manuel Martinez who was arrested by the ICE agents will not be deported as a federal judge dismissed removal proceedings against him. Martinez, who is a DACA recipient, was misidentified as a gang member. This resulted in him being placed in the top priority for deportation according to ICE guidelines.

US Home to More Immigrants than Any Other Country

Pew Research Center’s new report claims that the U.S. is home to almost a fifth of the world’s immigrant population. Around 40 million foreign-born people are now living and working in the U.S. Most of them hold green cards or U.S. citizenship.

Cubans Now Face Deportation

After the policy that granted a path to U.S. citizenship to Cubans was ended, Cubans living in the U.S. are now facing the risk of deportation just like the other immigrants. Read more.