Facts About Immigration Detention: Workings and Endings

Facts About Immigration Detention: Workings and Endings

Downtown, Chicago-July 13, 2019: Protest against ICE and Customs and Border Patrol Detention Centers. Front line marchers with banners supporting immigration. (Shutterstock) By Linda Nwoke, Journal Exclusive History records show that over a century ago, the United States Congress passed the first law that mandated the detention of any person not entitled to admission into […]

Supreme Court Refuses to Restore Biden’s Immigration Enforcement Priorities for Now

Supreme Court Refuses to Restore Biden’s Immigration Enforcement Priorities for Now

By Rebekah Wolf, Immigration Impact In a blow to the Department of Homeland Security’s attempts to set priorities for immigration enforcement, late last week the Supreme Court of the United States decided 5-4 to deny a request from the Department of Justice to restore the priorities while litigation continues. This decision comes after a confusing several months, […]

Updated ICE Directive Fails to Deliver Meaningful Protections for Immigrant Families

Updated ICE Directive Fails to Deliver Meaningful Protections for Immigrant Families

By Gianna Borroto, Immigration Impact U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently announced a new directive aimed at preserving family unity and the parental rights of noncitizens. The directive, “Interests of Noncitizen Parents and Legal Guardians of Minor Children or Incapacitated Adults,” went into effect on July 14. Though media outlets have lauded the policy […]

ICE is Developing New ID Card for Migrants Amid Growing Arrivals at the Border

ICE is Developing New ID Card for Migrants Amid Growing Arrivals at the Border

By Priscilla Alvarez, CNN The Biden administration is developing a new identification card for migrants to serve as a one-stop shop to access immigration files and, eventually, be accepted by the Transportation Security Administration for travel, according to two Homeland Security officials. The initiative is part of an ongoing effort by the Biden administration to […]

Biden Immigration Enforcement Memo Prioritizes Family Unity, Replaces Trump Guidance

Biden Immigration Enforcement Memo Prioritizes Family Unity, Replaces Trump Guidance

Tapachula, Chiapas/Mexico – May 15, 2019: A group of Central American migrants speak with a Federal Police officer at the National Institute of Migration. (Shutterstock) By Ted Hesson, Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. immigration enforcement directive issued on Thursday calls on federal officers to ask immigrants about their parental status during arrests, part of […]

Mexican National Passes Away in ICE Custody

Mexican National Passes Away in ICE Custody

PHOENIX – A Mexican national in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) passed away, July 8, at Central Arizona Florence Correctional Complex (CAFCC). An autopsy is pending to determine the official cause of death. Benjamin Gonzalez-Soto, 36, most recently entered ICE custody on June 30, upon his […]

Biden Administration Asks Supreme Court to Stay Court Order Blocking it From Setting Immigration Enforcement Priorities

Biden Administration Asks Supreme Court to Stay Court Order Blocking it From Setting Immigration Enforcement Priorities

New York City, June 29, 2018 – People marching to convince the government to abolish ICE in Lower Manhattan. (Shutterstock) By Priscilla Alvarez, CNN (CNN) – The Biden administration asked the Supreme Court on Friday to stay a court order blocking the Department of Homeland Security from implementing immigration enforcement priorities — potentially setting up […]

Biden Administration Halts Limits on ICE Arrests Following Court Ruling

Biden Administration Halts Limits on ICE Arrests Following Court Ruling

By Camilo Montoya-Galvez, CBS News The Biden administration on Saturday halted its limits on immigration arrests to comply with a court ruling that took effect over the weekend, leaving deportation agents across the U.S. without any official instructions on which immigrants they should, and should not, detain. In September 2021, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas […]

Biden’s Pick for ICE Director Withdraws

Biden’s Pick for ICE Director Withdraws

By Priscilla Alvarez, CNN Washington (CNN)President Joe Biden’s pick to helm US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Ed Gonzalez, is withdrawing from consideration, Gonzalez announced in a tweet on Monday, leaving the agency without permanent leadership as the administration tries to usher forward its immigration agenda. Biden tapped Gonzalez to serve as ICE director last year. […]

Anna ‘Delvey’ Sorokin Sequestering in ICE Custody: ‘I Don’t See a Reason Why I Should Be Banned Forever’

Manhattan jury found Sorokin, 31, guilty of multiple fraud charges in 2019, and she served her complete prison sentence.

Anna ‘Delvey’ Sorokin Sequestering in ICE Custody: ‘I Don’t See a Reason Why I Should Be Banned Forever’

Demonstrators call to “Free Them All” during an Abolish ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) protest for Javier Maradiaga on February 15, 2021 in New York City. (Shutterstock) By Audrey Conklin, Fox News Anna Sorokin, who convinced New York City’s elite that she was a German heiress by the name of Anna Delvey in 2017, is […]