Sheriffs in Cape May Set for Immigration Program

Corrections officers will be trained to enforce existing immigration laws in the US, following the decision by a Sheriff’s Office in New Jersey, to enroll them in a federal program. Approval to join the program has been given to the Sheriff’s Office of Cape May County. Three corrections officers will be trained by Immigration and …

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Conservatives Angered by Rollback on Immigration Healthcare Provision

Several conservatives in Washington were left furious on Tuesday, following the decision by leaders of the Republican Party to remove a provision in an Obamacare rollback bill, intended to crack down on undocumented immigrants receiving federal healthcare insurance coverage. The move created another dilemma for Republican Party leaders in the House of Representatives, as well …

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Immigration Resolution Defeated by Sheboygan Council

A controversial resolution, which would have allowed police to hold people in detention if they were unable to offer evidence of US citizenship, has been defeated by the Sheboygan Common Council. According to USA Today Network-Wisconsin, a vote of 14-1, with one council member, Rosemarie Trester, absent, easily defeated the proposal. Following the vote, the …

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Sweeping Crackdown on Undocumented Immigrants

John Kelly, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, issued two memos on Tuesday. These ordered immigration and border patrol officers to deport almost any undocumented immigrants they come across as quickly as possible. There were a handful of exceptions, such as minors. Undocumented immigrants convicted of criminal offenses remain the main priority but …

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Illegal Immigration Worry Steady in the US

According to the results of a new poll, 59 percent of Americans are very concerned by the issue of illegal immigration. These statistics are in line with similar polls conducted by Gallup over the last 17 years, except for a five-year period between 2006 and 2011, when almost two-thirds of Americans expressed their worry. Every …

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Localities That Do Not Detain Undocumented Immigrants Named

On Monday, in a report from the Department of Homeland Security, names were released of local jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities by detaining suspected undocumented immigrants. This was in accordance with the executive order signed by President Donald Trump, in January. Dealing with the period 28 January to 3 February, the …

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30 Nations Refusing to Repatriate Criminal Immigrants

Texas Representative, Henry Cuellar, claims that around 30 nations have refused to accept criminal immigrants being deported back to their countries from the US. The Texas Congressman says that, despite these nations failing to cooperate with the criminal deportations, the US continues to issue US visas to their citizens. He notes that the US is …

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Deportations to Speed up as Judges’ Head for New Cities

The US Justice Department is planning to temporarily reassign immigration judges from around the US to 12 cities, in an attempt to speed up the deportation of undocumented immigrants charged with criminal offenses. This is according to two officials in the Trump administration. The officials say that, while the number of judges to be reassigned …

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California Justice Calls for Ban on Courthouse Immigration Arrests

On Thursday, the chief justice of the California Supreme Court asked federal immigration agents to stop arresting people at courthouses, saying that access to justice was compromised by agents using the facilities to effectively stalk undocumented immigrants. Chief Justice, Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, sent a letter to top immigration officials, expressing her concerns about recent reports …

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Legal Groups Claim Restricted Access to Undocumented Immigrants

On Wednesday, a coalition of organizations filed a civil rights complaint alleging that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has started to deny immigrant rights groups access to immigrant detention facilities, and several of the undocumented  Immigrants in them. The problem, which started about 12 months ago, has worsened since the election of President Donald …

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Temporary Deportation Reprieve for Immigration Activist

On Wednesday, an immigration judge extended parole for Mexican immigration activist, Elvira Arellano, who has already been twice deported from the US. Arellano made headlines in 2006 when she was facing removal from the country and took refuge in a church in Chicago. Her previous probationary period for having violated immigration law was about to …

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