Published: Sun, February 26, 2017
USA | By Angel Wallace

ICE raids in Ypsilanti, Detroit cause anxiety among some immigrants

ICE raids in Ypsilanti, Detroit cause anxiety among some immigrants

The new DHS guidelines provide that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should continue to prioritize categories of unauthorized immigrants ordered to be removed from the USA starting with those convicted of a criminal offense.

The deportation guidelines, first outlined in an executive order on January 25, took more concrete form this week with a pair of memos from the Department of Homeland Security.

However, if he doesn't make the trip, he could face deportation.

Los Angeles' top elected officials are urging federal authorities to stop the practice of immigration officers identifying themselves as "police" in their search for people living in the country illegally.

Undocumented immigrants across Sonoma County are asking a commonly held question these days: What rights do I have if federal immigration officers come knocking on my door or arrive at my work place? The Department of Homeland Security recently announced plans for a "surge" of immigration judges to the border to process the cases.

This detention space expansion-a boon to the private prison industry-means that children, families, and other vulnerable groups seeking protection in the United States will end up detained, at great financial and human cost. Because Colorado is not a border state, Johnson said he does not believe the order will apply to Colorado, a conclusion some immigration attorneys do not necessarily share. Los Angeles is home to one of the largest populations of people living in the USA illegally in the country.

"From a Catholic agency's perspective, we're very anxious about families being broken up".

As the elected official in charge of the jail, Gentry says the facility's census could increase, should the feds begin to emphasize local immigration enforcement.

"They are a guide for Trump to enact his mass deportation agenda", Marielana Hincapie, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center said this week.

Another executive order denies federal funding to so-called sanctuary cities - jurisdictions that choose not to cooperate with federal efforts to deport undocumented immigrants. "The department is not considering mobilizing the National Guard for immigration enforcement".

According to ICE, an alleged MS-13 gang member originally from El Salvador named Estivan Rafael Marques Velasquez was arrested in Queens on February 16 after being released from Rikers Island when he should have been transferred to ICE custody, according to the agency.

Nashville's Public Affairs Officer Thomas released a statement about Wednesday's news conference.

"Twenty businesses in New Haven closed today in support of this movement", said the protester. "ICE continues to welcome changes to the city's current policy which is creating a potentially unsafe environment for its residents".

Nonetheless, all failed to get Congress to approve comprehensive immigration reform that secures our borders and provides a variety of programs that could eventually offer legal status for undocumented immigrants and new arrivals under certain circumstances.

Sources inside ICE told 12 News MCSO's actions are putting agents and the public at risk by forcing them to arrest people in open spaces, where the public can be in the way, and where the suspects can fight back or run.

A 49-year-old man from Jamaica who has been convicted of sexual assault of a victim under the age of 11 was arrested in the Bronx; a 51-year-old man who was once convicted of sexual offense against a child was arrested in College Point; and a 30-year-old man convicted of rape was arrested in Jamaica.

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