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Statistics Show Obama Administration is Arresting Immigrants at Unprecedented Levels Published: Jan 26, 2015 The U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics recently released a report confirming what I have long been saying: the Obama administration is targeting immigrants for prosecution at unprecedented levels in order to bolster criminal deportation statistics to the benefit of serious criminals. From the report: The number of federal arrests
Obama Administration Turns Its Back on American Values with Mammoth New Family Prison Published: Dec 18, 2014 AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 14121745 (posted Dec. 17, 2014) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 17, 2014 CONTACTS: George Tzamaras 202-507-7649 gtzamaras@aila.org Belle Woods 202-507-7675 bwoods@aila.org Washington, DC - Leslie A. Holman, President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) responded to the opening of a massive new private jail by
Report Spinning Obama's Deportation Priorities Ignores Basic Facts Published: Apr 30, 2014 The Migration Policy Institute has released a report co-authored by Marc R. Rosenblum and Doris Meissner, which purports to examine "current pipelines for removal and key trends in border and interior apprehensions, deportations and criminal prosecutions." They make the following claim: What is new is that the Obama administration also has implemented
Rep. Polis Statement on Colorado Counties Ending Compliance with ICE Detainer Requests Published: Apr 30, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC —Representative Jared Polis (CO-02) today made the following statement in response to announcements from numerous Colorado counties that they will no longer submit to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer requests: “As the House Republicans continue to block the passage of comprehensive immigration reform,
Former Manhattan DA Breaks Down Obama's "Assault on Immigrants" Published: Apr 29, 2014 Former Manhattan district attorney Robert M. Morgenthau penned a powerful OpEd in yesterday's New York Daily News that breaks down the Obama administration's "assault" on immigrants and immigrant communities.He writes "President Obama has promised to deport only the 'criminals' and 'gang bangers.' But numbers speak louder than words." That they do. So what
Immigration Courts Impacted by Server Crash Published: Apr 23, 2014 As of April 12, 2014, five servers crashed crippling the entire network of computers used by the Nation's immigration courts. This has cut off access to electronic records, and has shut down the toll-free number that enables immigrants to check the status of their case. I received a report today that some detained cases have already had to be rescheduled
Matthew Kolken on Air with Reps. Higgins (D) and Collins (R) talking Immigration Reform Published: Jun 25, 2013 I appeared on WBEN talk radio this morning and had the opportunity to speak to Western New York's two Representatives in Congress, Chris Collins (R- Clarence) and Brian Higgins (D- Buffalo). Congressman Collins indicated that he would be willing to vote for reform that included a pathway to citizenship for DREAMers, and a pathway to legalization for the
Report: 287(g) program creates a pattern and practice of constitutional violations, including racial profiling of Latinos Published: Jan 10, 2013 The Immigration Policy Center (IPC), a research and policy arm of the American Immigration Council, has released a report about the 287(g) immigration enforcement program finding that it is "a flawed and obsolete." Here are some of the findings taken from this fact sheet: In Maricopa County, Arizona there is a pattern and practice of constitutional