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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 09.02.2014 | 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 08.22.2014 | 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 07.23.2014 | 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

Washington Detention Center Hunger Strike On Day 5

AP | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say a hunger strike at the Northwest Detention Center in Washington state th...

Elise Foley

House GOP Members Push To End Immigrant Protection Position

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to end a government position that works to protect immigrants going ...

Immigration Agency Should Live Up to Its Promise

Michael Kaufman | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Michael Kaufman

When is a promise not a promise? That's what Luciano Sandoval is asking after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) broke its pledge to stop arresting individuals at Kern County, California courthouses.

The Tears of Immigrants Reach the Heavens

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 04.22.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

The Jewish tradition teaches that at special moments in life the gates of heavens are open. I felt standing among these vulnerable, powerless immigrants crying for their daughters, husbands and sisters that the gates of heaven were open to their prayers.

Homeland Security Drops Plan To Collect License Tag Data

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department abruptly reversed course Wednesday and dropped plans to ask a private company to give the governm...

Federal Gov't Wants Access To License Plate Data

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department is proposing that a private company give it access to a nationwide database of license plate trac...

Government Success In Deportations Drops, Says Report

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly half of immigrants facing deportation are now winning their cases before an immigration judge, their highest success rate i...

How to Renew the Commitment to Immigration Detention Reform

Katharina Obser | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Katharina Obser

As new leadership takes the helm at DHS, and as Congress soon begins work on a new round of appropriations, there is no better time to address the wasteful detention bed "quota" or the inappropriate conditions.

Wounded Veterans Work To Put Away Child Predators

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oskar Zepeda has had pretty much one mission in his life: kill or capture. After serving nine tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanist...