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 […]

House GOP’s Immigration Framework Recreates Trump’s Border Wish List

House GOP’s Immigration Framework Recreates Trump’s Border Wish List

By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, Immigration Impact As midterm election season heats up, House Republicans on the “American Security Task Force” have produced a new framework for what they say is a plan to “secure the border.” Despite the claim of new ideas to tackle the situation at the border, the framework is almost identical to prior legislative and […]

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 […]

A DC-based Immigration Advocacy Group Has a Message Alejandro Mayorkas: “Do Your Job”

A crowd gathered in protest outside the Secretary of Homeland Security’s home.

A DC-based Immigration Advocacy Group Has a Message Alejandro Mayorkas: “Do Your Job”

Voces de la Frontera, a DC-based advocacy group gathered in protest outside Secretary Mayorkas’ home. Photo: Courtesy of VDLF By Carlos Nogueras, AL DIA NEWS In the early morning of July 25, a Washington D.C.-based advocacy group Voces de la Frontera gathered in protest outside the home of the Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, […]

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 […]