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Amid Fears of ICE Raids, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Pledges Support to Immigrants

As reported by KTLA 5, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Chief Michel Moore released a joint public statement pledging support to everyone in Los Angeles — regardless of their immigration status. The announcement came after renewed fears that ICE deportation raids were about to start in Los Angeles and…

BuzzFeed News: New USCIS Director Ken Cuccinelli Sent an Email Pressuring Officials to Prevent Immigrants from Obtaining Asylum

Recently, President Donald Trump appointed Ken Cuccinelli, a Republican politician from Virginia and an opponent of immigration rights, as the Acting Director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). In his first few days in the position, Acting Director Cuccinelli is already carrying out the Trump Administration’s agenda — attempting to make it more…

ICE Inspector Finds “Egregious” Violations at Several Immigration Detention Facilities

According to reporting from PBS Newshour, an internal watchdog at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) found very serious legal violations at several immigration detention facilities across the country — including at the Adelanto Detention Facility in San Bernardino County, California. In far too many cases, the health and safety of detainees are being put…

ICE Arrested a DACA Recipient — Then the Agency Went After Her Parents

Recently, the Chicago Sun Times reported on an especially heartbreaking story of a 26-year-old mother and DACA recipient who was arrested and detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents while taking her child to school. Paula Hincapie-Rendon, the young mother, was originally brought to the United States from Columbia by her parents when she…

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Announces that it Will Not Participate in New ICE Detention Program

According to reporting from NBC Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has officially announced that it will not participate in the federal government’s newly released Warrant Service Officer Program. The program, which was unveiled earlier this week by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), seeks to give local law enforcement agencies the power…

Flight Attendant With DACA Released After Spending More than a Month in an Immigration Detention Facility

According to reporting from NBC News, Selene Saavedra Roman — a 28-year-old flight attendant from Phoenix, Arizona — has finally been released after spending more than a month in an immigration detention facility. An enrollee in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Ms. Saavedra Roman arrived in the United States when she was…

California Officials Find that Immigrants Face Harsh Conditions in ICE Detention Facilities

According to reporting from NBC Southern California, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has determined that detainees are facing harsh conditions in California’s federal immigration facilities. In a report released by the State of California Department of Justice (DOJ), regulators released a comprehensive review of the ten federal immigration facilities located in the state: Adelanto ICE…

A California Legislator Has Proposed a Bill that Would Restrict Counties and Cities from Working with Technology Companies that Cooperate with ICE and CBP

According to reporting from the Los Angeles Times, California Assemblyman Rob Bonta — a Democratic party representative from Alameda — introduced a new bill that would prevent counties and cities in California from giving new contracts to data companies that work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Here, our…

Congressional Budget Deal Seeks to Reduce ICE Detention Capacity

On February 14th, 2019, legislators from both parties in the Senate and House of Representatives reached a budget agreement that averted a second federal government shutdown. The first — which lasted for more than one month — caused tremendous disruption within United States immigration courts. Certainly, the aversion of the shutdown and the lack of…

Motion to Reopen a Removal Order: Four Things You Need to Know

Under the Trump Administration, federal immigration officers are ramping up deportations. According to data published by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the agency conducted more than 225,000 removals from the country in the 2017 fiscal year alone. If a deportation order was issued against you, there may still be legal options available. In some cases,…