US Immigration Agency Explores Data Loophole to Obtain Information on Deportation Targets

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) has contracted with private data brokers to get around some areas’ sanctuary laws, documents show.

US Immigration Agency Explores Data Loophole to Obtain Information on Deportation Targets

Hackensack, New Jersey, USA – November 29th, 2020: ICE Protest outside Bergen County Jail: “ICE is fascist” sign held by a protester with other signs. (Shutterstock) By Johana Bhuiyan, The Guardian Over the last decade, a growing number of American cities and states have restricted the information local law enforcement departments can exchange with immigration […]

ICE New Guidelines and Immigrants with Mental Health Disorders

ICE New Guidelines and Immigrants with Mental Health Disorders

By Linda Nwoke The effect of a pandemic such as COVID 19 often goes beyond medical and physiological changes. It leaves individuals and society with consequences beyond physical illness—resulting in mental and social repercussions. Psychological reactions such as increased anxiety, heightened stress level, outbursts, disruptive behavior, and stigma, to mention a few, can often go […]

Immigration and Customs Enforcement Issues Annual Report—What Does It Really Mean?

Immigration and Customs Enforcement Issues Annual Report—What Does It Really Mean?

New York City – September 5, 2017: People protesting President Trump’s decision to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy in Lower Manhattan. (Shutterstock) By Rebekah Wolf, Immigration Impact Last week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released its fiscal year 2021 annual report. In it, the agency reported a significant decrease in both […]

ICE Conducted Sweeping Surveillance Of Money Transfers Sent To And From The US, A Senator Says

ICE Conducted Sweeping Surveillance Of Money Transfers Sent To And From The US, A Senator Says

Lake Oswego, OR, USA – Oct 28, 2021: The Western Union sticker is seen at the entrance to one of its agent locations in a grocery store in Lake Oswego. Western Union is a global money wiring service. (Shutterstock) By Hamed Aleaziz, BuzzFeed Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents obtained millions of people’s financial records as […]

COVID-19 Rates in ICE Detention are at Record Highs. Advocates are Demanding an Investigation.

COVID-19 Rates in ICE Detention are at Record Highs. Advocates are Demanding an Investigation.

Operated by the for-profit prison company The GEO Group, this ICE Detention Center is accused by the ACLU of medical neglect and mistreatment of inmates. – Aurora, Colorado / USA – 9/21/19 (Shutterstock) By Katy Murdza, Immigration Impact The Omicron variant has spread through immigration detention like wildfire, with a record 14% of people in […]

Human Rights Violator Sentenced in Guatemala to 30 Years for Crimes Against Humanity, Previously Investigated and Removed by ICE

Guatemalan national convicted for participation in wartime sexual violence of indigenous women.

Human Rights Violator Sentenced in Guatemala to 30 Years for Crimes Against Humanity, Previously Investigated and Removed by ICE

WASHINGTON – A Guatemalan national previously removed to his home country by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) was convicted in a Guatemalan court for his role in sexual violence targeting indigenous women in the 1980s. Francisco Cuxum Alvarado, 66, was convicted of crimes against humanity by a High-Risk Court […]

The Biden Administration is on the Wrong Side in This Crucial Supreme Court Immigration Case

A case before the court will determine whether immigrants have access to a bond hearing to justify detention, and whether advocates can use a critical tool to bring them relief.

The Biden Administration is on the Wrong Side in This Crucial Supreme Court Immigration Case

By Michael Tan, ACLU On January 11, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Garland v. Gonzalez, the latest in a series of cases the court has taken on immigration detention. The case presents a basic question: whether the federal government can lock immigrants up, for months or even years, without a hearing to determine […]

U.S. Immigration Agents to Pilot Use of Body-worn Cameras

U.S. Immigration Agents to Pilot Use of Body-worn Cameras

Body camera being worn by police officers in London, to keep officers safe, enabling situation awareness, improving community relations and providing evidence for trials. – London, UK. 26th June 2019 (Shutterstock) By Mica Rosenberg, Reuters U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is rolling out a pilot program to test the feasibility of requiring immigration agents […]

ICE Begins Mass Mailing Court Notices to Asylum Seekers Released at the Border

ICE Begins Mass Mailing Court Notices to Asylum Seekers Released at the Border

By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, Immigration Impact Since President Biden took office, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers have released over 250,000 people seeking asylum directly at the border. In nearly half of these cases, people were not released with a formal “Notice to Appear” in immigration court. Instead, officers gave them a “Notice to Report” […]