Bronx, NY USA March 27, 2022. Assemblymember Karines Reyes joins Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at her campaign rally in the Bronx. (Shutterstock) New York, New York: On April 28, the New York for All Coalition, allies, and immigrant New Yorkers celebrated the passage of a City Council resolution in support of the New York for All […]
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) has contracted with private data brokers to get around some areas’ sanctuary laws, documents show.
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 […]
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 […]
Brussels, Belgium. 24th March 2022. Joe Biden, President of United States of America, during press conference after NATO extraordinary Summit 2022. (Shutterstock) By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, Immigration Impact Every year, the president submits a budget request to Congress with their proposal for funding the federal government. Over the last 20 years, Congress has spent over $333 […]
By John Washington and José Olivares, Business Insider In the fall of 2020, Brandon was playing the FIFA 2020 video game in the rec room of the LaSalle Correctional Center in Louisiana, where he had been locked up for five months. A Salvadoran man, watching the action over Brandon’s shoulder, started joking around, covering Brandon’s […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 Emily Creighton U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been known to improperly subject individuals in its custody to solitary confinement and has destroyed solitary confinement records […]