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Weekly Diaspora: Lawless Judges, Immigrant Soldiers, and Deportee Pardons

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
The Media Consortium

Misconduct and corruption within our immigration agencies are not merely the product of overcrowding and understaffing, but rather persistent inaction on the part of powerful lawmakers and government officials.

Weekly Diaspora: Why Detention Reform is Desperately Needed

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Last October, the Obama administration's announced their intention to reform the detention system--...

Weekly Diaspora: Why Detention Reform is Desperately Needed

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
The Media Consortium

While the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been crowing over its record number of deportations, it's suspiciously mum when it comes to the record number of detainees that still languish in mismanaged detention facilities.

Forced Into Immigration Enforcement, A County Considers Plan B

Renee Feltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Renee Feltz

When a single-mother of three got into a car accident while driving without a license in Hayward, California, she met a fate common to undocumented i...

ICE Revamps Site, Continues PR Offensive on Secure Communities

Renee Feltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Renee Feltz

Editor's note: The memo was actually dated June 2010. Another memo was removed from the new ICE website. "This program is revolutionary" Sheriff Bu...

Flip-flopping About a Bad Policy

Margaret Huang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Margaret Huang

Last week, the Arlington County (Virginia) Board sent a letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the Department of Homeland Security (DH...

Bill O'Reilly: ICE Should Deal With The 'Nicky Situation'

Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Via TPM: Meg Whitman's former housekeeper Nicky Diaz may be in trouble with ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) after she recently outed he...

Weekly Diaspora: Will Immigration Reform Bills Bring Voters to the Polls?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Riding the media blitz that followed the DREAM Act's recent defeat, Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) an...

Feds Tight-Lipped on Results of Immigration Enforcement

Renee Feltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Renee Feltz

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency's recent clampdown on the data it gathers raises serious questions about the Obama administration's commitment to transparency and accountability.

A Q&A With Deported Student Saad Nabeel: ICE Abuses, Strip Searching, and Cell Confinement

Saad Nabeel | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Saad Nabeel

One second I was a student studying electrical engineering, and the next I was handcuffed and strip searched, and thrown in a cell.

Committed: An Immigration Love Story

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arlene M. Roberts

Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir in which she chronicles her global quest for solace post-divorce, enjoyed an extensive run on the New York...

Immigrant Rights Group Says I.C.E. Illegally Detained U.S. Citizen

Aspen Daily News Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A group dedicated to protecting immigrants' rights issued a statement Monday alleging that federal authorities wrongfully and forcibly raided a U.S. c...

Weekly Diaspora: Hitting Immigrant Kids Where It Hurts

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger After a long summer of name-calling and absurd attempts to deny birthright citizenship to children ...

Weekly Diaspora: The High Cost of Cheap Labor

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger A new study about the effects of immigration on U.S. employment supports the long-standing argumen...

Is It Really possible to Opt-out of Secure Communities?

Renee Feltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Renee Feltz

While local police can in theory refuse to share arrest data with immigration authorities by enrolling in Immigration and Customs Enforcement's "Secure Communities" program, so far, the process exists only on paper.

Police Chiefs Resist Immigration Enforcement Duties (Audio)

Renee Feltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Renee Feltz

The question of how and whether local police should enforce federal immigration laws was a major topic this week at an unprecedented gathering of poli...

Weekly Diaspora: Immigrants Abused, Denied Social Services in Broken Immigration System

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger After decades of misguided policies and patchwork practices, the high human costs of our disordered...

Weekly Diaspora: Has Obama Failed the Immigration Reform Movement?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
The Media Consortium

by Catherine Traywick, Media Consortium blogger After signing a controversial $600 million border security bill last week, President Barack Obama is d...

Obama Administration Touts Its Get-Tough Approach To Illegal Immigration

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — The federal government has deported more illegal immigrants from the U.S. than ever before, the director of U.S. Immigration and Customs E...

287(g): It's Broken. Don't Fix It, Get Rid of It.

Eric Rodriguez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Eric Rodriguez

Compelling evidence shows that the same poorly conceived and badly implemented enforcement strategies that have led to national outrage around Arizona...

Weekly Diaspora: Will $600 Million Border Security Bill Target Innocents?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Anti-immigrant forces have adeptly shaped the ongoing immigration debate into an issue of crime and...

ICE Races to Expand Police Involvement in Immigration Enforcement Despite Concerns

Renee Feltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Renee Feltz

Despite concern that police involvement in immigration enforcement hurts public safety, the Obama administration announced today it has expanded a pro...

Fingerprint Sharing Led To Deportation Of 47,000

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A rapidly expanding illegal immigration enforcement program has led to the deportation of 47,000 people over 18 months when the Hom...

Fingerprint Program Has Immigration Advocates Up In Arms

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DENVER — The federal government is rapidly expanding a program to identify illegal immigrants using fingerprints from arrests, drawing oppositio...

From My Family to Yours: Immigrant Youth Shout Out

Jorge-Mario Cabrera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jorge-Mario Cabrera

This week thousands of children will gather in small and large cities in the United States and Mexico to ask Congress to push immigration reform forward and keep families together.