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NPR’s analysis of Immigration and Customs Enforcement data show 52% of detainees in the last year were held in rural areas, where legal representation is limited and deportation is more likely.
Some states have been asked to provide photos from driver’s licenses so the feds can use facial recognition software for identification and location purposes. Federal immigration officials are ramping up efforts to crack down on people who lack legal residency status. As part of those investigations, some states have been asked to provide photos from… Read More
It had taken a decade for Brandon Tomas Tomas to establish a life in America: a wife, a steady job and five American-born children. It took 20 seconds for that life to be taken away. An immigration officer looking for someone else spotted him and asked an innocuous question: “Cómo estás?” How are you? Then… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A protest against U.S. immigration policy and recent deportations temporarily shut down a street in Ohio’s capital, resulting in 12 arrests. Protesters blocked the street across from City Hall in Columbus and around the corner from the Ohio Statehouse Monday morning by erecting three wooden poles in a tall tripod. The… Read More
The former ICE chief counsel — who oversaw immigration removal cases in four states — stole the identities of people who were “particularly vulnerable,” the government said.
NORWALK, Ohio (AP) — Two of the largest workplace immigration raids yet under the Trump administration, carried out just weeks apart in Ohio, have upended the lives of hundreds of children caught in the middle. Unlike the migrant children removed from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border, many of these young people were born in… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A woman trying to avoid being deported to Mexico and separated from her U.S.-citizen children has moved into an Ohio church offering her sanctuary in a symbolic gesture. The Columbus Dispatch reports 39-year-old Edith Espinal and the Columbus Mennonite Church hope U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will honor guidance issued during… Read More
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