Commentary: New York for All Act Would Bar Local Police from Cooperating with ICE

Commentary: New York for All Act Would Bar Local Police from Cooperating with ICE

Editorial credit: Matt Gush / Shutterstock.com By Andrew Gounardes and Karines Reyes | Times Union New Yorkers across the political spectrum agree that our nation’s immigration system is broken. The current path to citizenship can take decades to navigate, leaving many families in a state of constant fear of detention and deportation, even when they’ve done […]

Trinidad and Tobago Migrant Found Dead After 4 Years in ICE Detention

Trinidad and Tobago Migrant Found Dead After 4 Years in ICE Detention

Editorial credit: Grossinger / Shutterstock.com By Sunita Sohrabji | Ethnic Media Services More than 160 detained migrants have embarked on a hunger strike at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington, following the death of a migrant who had been held there for more than four years. Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed that Charles Leo […]

CASA Hails Historic Passage of Trust Act as Role Model for Pennsylvania

CASA Hails Historic Passage of Trust Act as Role Model for Pennsylvania

Editorial credit: Sundry Photography / Shutterstock.com Passage of Bill Codifying End of Collaboration with ICE Aimed at Building Trust with Immigrant Lancaster Residents LANCASTER, PA – Advocacy organization CASA celebrates the Lancaster City Council’s unanimous passage of the Trust Act, a historic legislative initiative crucial for boosting the sense of belonging and enhancing the safety […]

What Exactly Is a Sanctuary City and What Does That Mean for NYC?

What Exactly Is a Sanctuary City and What Does That Mean for NYC?

By Gwynne Hogan Rachel Holliday Smith | February 13, 2024 The January brawl between NYPD officers and migrants in Times Square that went viral has sparked a national firestorm over long-standing sanctuary city policies that restrict cooperation between federal authorities and local law enforcement. Republicans seized on the attack to argue that sanctuary laws should be changed. […]

ICE Subjected Immigrants in Detention to Unnecessary Surgeries, Report Finds

ICE Subjected Immigrants in Detention to Unnecessary Surgeries, Report Finds

By Raul Pinto | February 2, 2024 | Immigration Impact The Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (OIG) published a report last month finding that nearly one-third of medical procedures performed on immigrants in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody were not properly authorized. The report found that ICE improperly authorized […]

ICE Will Be Required to Wear Body Cameras in a Win for Transparency—But the Implementation Will Be Key

ICE Will Be Required to Wear Body Cameras in a Win for Transparency—But the Implementation Will Be Key

By Kel Smith-Holbourn | January 19, 2024 | Immigration Impact U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced a policy on January 12 calling for ICE personnel to wear body cameras in most situations when carrying out enforcement duties. According to ICE Deputy Director Patrick J. Lechleitner, the move is designed to build public trust by enhancing “accountability, […]

Lawsuits Prompt Immigration Agencies to Publish Critical Documents in Their FOIA Libraries

Lawsuits Prompt Immigration Agencies to Publish Critical Documents in Their FOIA Libraries

Editorial credit: Nicole Glass Photography / Shutterstock.com By Raul Pinto | Dec 1, 2023 | Immigration Impact Last September, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agreed to publish past versions of the Department of Homeland Security’s Privacy Impact Assessments on CBP One, the app that allows asylum seekers to schedule inspection appointments, among other functions. CBP agreed to post these documents […]

Infamous Immigration Detention Center Closes, but More Work Needs to be Done

Infamous Immigration Detention Center Closes, but More Work Needs to be Done

Aurora, CO, USA. Sep 2, 2019. Michelle Malkin, a well know TV personality and writer with other patriots participating at the Stand For Ice rally in Aurora, CO showing support for ICE workers. (Shutterstock) By Rebekah Wolf, Immigration Impact After years of advocacy and widespread abuse, Berks County officials announced that the federal government was […]

The Supreme Court Takes on Enforcement Priorities and Other Immigration Questions in its 2022 – 2023 Term

The Supreme Court Takes on Enforcement Priorities and Other Immigration Questions in its 2022 – 2023 Term

By Emma Winger, Immigration Impact The Supreme Court will tackle more hot button immigration issues in its 2022 – 2023 term. Front and center is the Biden administration’s effort to set immigration enforcement priorities. But the Court will also consider what a noncitizen must do to get federal court review of immigration court decisions. It […]

Investigation Confirms Immigrant Women Held by ICE Underwent Illegal Medical Procedures at Georgia Facility

Investigation Confirms Immigrant Women Held by ICE Underwent Illegal Medical Procedures at Georgia Facility

By Linda Nwoke, A Journal Exclusive In September 2020, the news broke on a class-action lawsuit filed by former detainees at the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, against several parties, including the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Center, Dr. Mahendra Amin, and the Irwin County Hospital. The facility, under the […]

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