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Elise Foley

Deportations Down In 2014: DHS

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Deportations by the Department of Homeland Security have gone down, from 438,421 deportations last year to 414,481 in fiscal year 2014, ...

Upholding American Values: Reforming U.S. Immigration Detention

Anika Rahman | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics
Anika Rahman

Earlier this week, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) inaugurated the largest detention facility in the U.S. This center, located in Texas, will hold 2,400 migrants who have crossed the border.

Celebrating Our Wins, Organizing for Our Future: LGBTQ Immigrants in Times of Executive Action

Caitlin Breedlove | Posted 11.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Caitlin Breedlove

Unfortunately, on Transgender Day of Remembrance, President Obama seems to have forgotten transgender immigrants. As we see in our work every day, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and its detention centers are the source of some of the most shocking violence that transgender people face in this country.

Travel Tips: Customs and Immigration

Sonia Gil | Posted 11.03.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

Attention international travelers! I know... going abroad can be nerve-racking. Do you need a passport? A visa? What about immigration?? Customs?!

My Husband Is About To Be Deported

Arlita McNamee | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics
Arlita McNamee

Immigration enforcement officials, or ICE, took my husband, after having overstayed his visa by 20 days. He was caught going ten miles over the speed limit, and now awaits deportation after a month-long incarceration.

Elise Foley

Honduran Immigrant Teen Leaving U.S., After Becoming Part Of The Family Here

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 2011, a then-14-year-old orphan fled Honduras for the U.S., fearful that gang members would come after him after he had refused to jo...

Elise Foley

Immigration Advocates: ICE Is 'Out Of Control'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Advocates are alleging that Immigration and Customs Enforcement is "more out of control than ever," going after immigrants aggressively ...

Ryan Grim

Justice Department Blocks Deportation Of Immigrant Beaten By California Police

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- The Department of Justice has stepped in to free a man from detention by immigration authorities, telling a federal judge that the DOJ ...

Elise Foley

Complaint Alleges Sexual Abuse In Immigrant Detention Center

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Legal groups alleged this week that employees of a family immigration detention facility in Karnes City, Texas, harassed and sexually ab...

Elise Foley

DHS 'Will Respond Aggressively' To Reported Mistreatment of Immigrant Detainees

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The government is doing what it can to improve conditions at family detention centers following recent complaints, but will continue det...

Matt Ferner

Man Beaten By Police Accuses Immigration Agents Of Trying To Silence His Testimony

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics

When immigration agents arrested Edgar Vargas Arzate on Aug. 18, he was driving to a court hearing in which the facts of a savage beating by Santa Ana...

Is Visa Waiver Program a Pipeline for Terrorism?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Georgianne Nienaber

There is no doubt that the Visa Waiver Program merits a national discussion free from partisan politics. Terrorists have already used the VWP to gain access to soft targets. Whether additional security measures would have prevented their entry is the $64 million question.

Would You Pass the US Citizenship Test? Take This Quiz!

Michael Shammas | Posted 10.22.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

The following questions were taken from the list of 100 civics questions. Admittedly, these are some of the harder ones. Could you pass?

Elise Foley

Civil Rights Groups Sue Over Treatment Of Mothers In Deportation Proceedings

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration and civil rights groups filed a suit Friday against the federal government, alleging it is trampling on due process by makin...

Government Arrests 192 On Immigrant Smuggling Charges

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department said Tuesday it arrested 192 people along the Mexican border in South Texas on immigrant-smugglin...

Elise Foley

Los Angeles Stops Holding Immigrants For Deportation

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti dealt another blow on Monday to the Obama administration's deportation programs, saying city police will...

Elise Foley

Deportation Separated Thousands Of U.S.-Born Children From Parents In 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration and Customs Enforcement last year carried out more than 72,000 deportations of parents who said they had U.S.-born children,...

Border Patrol Agents In Texas Warned Not To Talk To Media

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN and ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The surge in immigrant children caught crossing the southern border in Texas that has dominated headlines and risks becoming a pol...

Border Patrol Union Mocks Immigrant Children On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

The union representing U.S. Border Patrol agents appeared to mock immigrant children in a tweet on Saturday morning. The tweet has since been d...

Homeland Security Weighs Curbing Deportations

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is weighing limiting deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally who don't hav...

Oregon Ruling Spurs Halt On Immigration Detainers

AP | GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge in Oregon has found that an immigrant woman's constitutional rights were violated when she was held in jail wi...

How Possessing Marijuana Gets People Kicked Out Of The U.S.

Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

The Secure Communities program, implemented by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in October 2008, was intended to identify and deport immigrants who...

Elise Foley

Young Mexican Men Were Most Likely To Be Deported In 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A majority of the immigrants who were deported last year were Mexican citizens, male and in their twenties or thirties, according to a r...

Legal Groups Sue ICE Claiming Retaliation For Hunger Strikes

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 04.04.2014 | Latino Voices

SEATTLE (AP) — Two legal groups are suing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, saying it is retaliating against immigrant hunger strikers at a ...

As Congress Moves to Dismantle Immigration Reform, We Will Continue Our Fight to Defend Migrant Rights

Michelle Brané | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Michelle Brané

The Women's Refugee Commission is encouraged by President Obama's recent call to review enforcement procedures. We have long advocated for DHS to reform its immigration custody and deportation policies and have made numerous concrete and practical recommendations