Immigration Deportation

Beyond the Southwest Border - The CBC Expands the Immigration Debate

Beyond the Southwest Border - The CBC Expands the Immigration Debate

By Kimberly Humphrey, Washington Legislative Office at 1:40pm
Most reports on immigration focus on Latino workers and the southwest border. However, there are many faces and backgrounds of American immigrants, and the breadth of obstacles created as a result of our broken system are far-reaching. This week the Congressional Black Caucus ("CBC") and Howard University hosted a compelling discussion on immigration that highlighted the reasons why immigration is important to all communities, and is particularly relevant to Black Americans and all communities of the African diaspora.
Time is Now for Immigration Reform That Offers a Roadmap to Citizenship and Preserves Family Unity

Time is Now for Immigration Reform That Offers a Roadmap to Citizenship and Preserves Family Unity

By Vicki B. Gaubeca, ACLU of New Mexico at 11:25am

Immigration reform must not be contingent on the false premise that an airtight 2,000-mile border is required. Instead, Congress should turn to ameliorating the tragedy of family separation along the southern border.

Thousands of families from…

Georgia: Don’t Allow Extremism to Highjack Good Fixes to Immigration Bill

Georgia: Don’t Allow Extremism to Highjack Good Fixes to Immigration Bill

By Azadeh N. Shahshahani, ACLU Foundation of Georgia at 4:39pm

Two years ago, Georgia passed one of the most stringent immigration laws in the country, House Bill 87. Both supporters and opponents of the bill now agree that it has a major flaw which needs to be fixed quickly. As written, the law subjects U.S.…

Mother Faces Deportation for Having Barking Dogs

Mother Faces Deportation for Having Barking Dogs

By Jennie Pasquarella, ACLU of Southern California & Axel Caballero, Cuéntame at 2:20pm

Where would you expect to find half-a-dozen patrol cars on New Year's Eve? In Bakersfield, California, ranked in the highest ten percent of the most violent cities in America, you'd hope they'd be responding to incidents of violence and preventing…

How to Create an Immigration System That's Worthy of American Values

How to Create an Immigration System That's Worthy of American Values

By Ahilan Arulanantham, Deputy Legal Director, ACLU of Southern California at 11:37am

This was cross-posted to The Huffington Post. 

Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing entitled "Building an Immigration System Worthy of American Values," where I will testify. The hearing will address how our immigration…

Federal Government Set Deportation Quota - USA Today Reports on Records First Uncovered by ACLU

Federal Government Set Deportation Quota - USA Today Reports on Records First Uncovered by ACLU

by Raul Pinto, ACLU of North Carolina

In a front-page story published in today’s USA Today, the results of our investigation of the comingling of local law enforcement agencies and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”)…

ICE's New Policy Doesn't Fix the Constitutional Problems with Detainers

ICE's New Policy Doesn't Fix the Constitutional Problems with Detainers

By Kate Desormeau, ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project at 2:07pm

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) claims that its recently announced new policy on immigration detainers is a major step toward “smarter immigration enforcement,” and it seems to have convinced some editorial boards that that’s…

A Wish for the New Year: End Mass Deportation and Family Separation

A Wish for the New Year: End Mass Deportation and Family Separation

By Shawn Jain, Media Strategist, ACLU at 12:08pm

As families get together this holiday season, we thought we’d share one wish for the New Year: an end to a government policy that tears thousands of these families apart.

We’re talking about the Obama administration’s harsh…

The Truth about the Current State of Immigration Enforcement

The Truth about the Current State of Immigration Enforcement

By Shawn Jain, Media Strategist, ACLU at 11:08am

On Monday, “Hardball with Chris Matthews” on MSNBC featured an interview with former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, and the discussion turned to immigration. Matthews asked Crist about his views on immigration enforcement and said that…

After Supreme Court’s SB 1070 Decision, Federal Court Rules on South Carolina’s Anti-Immigrant Law

After Supreme Court’s SB 1070 Decision, Federal Court Rules on South Carolina’s Anti-Immigrant Law

By Mariel Villarreal, ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project at 6:48pm

Today, a federal court in South Carolina upheld most of its original order blocking key provisions of South Carolina’s anti-immigrant law from going into effect. The court’s ruling today makes it clear that states like South Carolina cannot…

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