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Month: December 2016

Arkansas lawmakers oppose immigrant shelter plan

Three members of the Congressional delegation in Arkansas have opposed the proposal to turn an abandoned factory close to Hot Springs into a shelter for undocumented, unaccompanied immigrant minors. Earlier this month, the US Department of Health and Human Services visited Royal’s former Ouachita Job Corps Center to assess its potential as a secure facility …

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Caribbean immigrants among those apprehended in 2016

As the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continued on its mission to protect the US from cross-border illegal immigration and crime threatening both public safety and national security, it says that Caribbean citizens were among the sizeable number of undocumented immigrants apprehended during 2016. In the agency’s ‘year in review’ report, ICE offers a …

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74 convicted criminal immigrants arrested by ICE

74 undocumented immigrants with criminal convictions and immigration violations have been arrested by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) during an operation that crossed two states and lasted as long as 11 days. The majority of those apprehended during the operation, in Ohio and Michigan, had convictions for past offenses, such as drug trafficking, weapons …

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Senate Democrats push for release of Berks County immigrants

On Monday, 13 activists, wanting an end to immigrant families being held in detention, were arrested for blocking Harrisburg traffic. On Wednesday, their cause was taken up by as many as 17 Democrats in the Senate. These included both Senators from New Jersey and Pennsylvania Senator, Bob Casey, who issued a letter calling for the …

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