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Unauthorized immigrants often do manual, low-paying jobs, and employers say they have no choice but to hire them. But the White House and advocates for lower immigration say the law is the law.
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.
Ken Cuccinelli, acting head of Citizenship and Immigration Services, says the new rule, which can deny green cards to immigrants who use government benefits, is part of Trump “keeping his promises.”
The administration argues that immigration judges are managers who are barred from forming a union. The leader of the union says the administration wants the judges to speed up deportation cases.
Ohio is far from the U.S. southern border, but the policies and practices there are playing out here daily. The Cleveland Immigration Court has a caseload numbering in the thousands. Ohio jails and private prisons are collecting millions of dollars to house immigrants. And immigrant families who have lived in Ohio for years are planning their departures…. Read More
Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan is appearing before the House Oversight and Reform Committee amid a heated debate between the GOP and Democrats about the administration’s immigration policies.
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) says he was denied access to a Customs and Border Control detention facility that houses children over the weekend. Brown wanted to see the facilities holding children that some other lawmakers have described as cramped and smelly. Brown is telling reporters he blames top administration officials for wanting to keep… Read More
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
The Trump administration is seeking to fine some immigrants in the country illegally hundreds of thousands of dollars for failing to follow court’s directions so they can be removed.
Among the group’s most offensive posts were discussions of recent migrant deaths, jokes about throwing burritos at lawmakers and illustrations depicting sexually aggressive acts.