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At least 39,426 People Deported in May 2012... that we know of. Published: Sep 11, 2012 Syracuse University's TRAC immigration has determined that the Obama administration deported a total of 39,426 individuals in May 2012. They also determined that ICE is doing an end-around the immigration courts by utilizing the expedited removal process in one-third of all cases (11,735). Another 13,697 people were sent back home by ICE through the
ICE Agents File Suit to Block Deferred Action Initiative Published: Aug 23, 2012 Officers of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have filed suit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas against their boss, John Morton, and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. The suit challenges the legality of Secretary Napolitano's June 15, 2012, directive entitled “Exercising Prosecutorial
USCIS Won't Share the Information Provided on DACA Applications with ICE... UNLESS they decide to Deport You. Published: Aug 20, 2012 It appears that when the Obama administration said they will not share the information provided in Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications with ICE, what they really meant to say was they won't share your information UNLESS they decide to deport you. Here is what I found in the recently updated USCIS DACA Frequently Asked Questions: Will
Talking Points on Why Deferred Action is NOT Amnesty, and Does NOT Guarantee that DREAMers won't ultimately face Deportation Published: Aug 15, 2012 If you find yourself being interviwed by any media source feel free to use the following talking points to answer the inevitable claims that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is amnesty. 1. Contrary to the misinformation being spewed all over the media, President Obama has NOT issued an executive order. DHS Secretary Napolitano has issued a nonbinding
Legal Immigrant Spared Self-Deportation Published: Aug 14, 2012 CNN Money has reported that legal immigrant Lauren Gray has been granted a two-year reprieve that will permit her to remain in the United States presumably under President Obama's recently announced deferred action initiative. The article didn't provide specifics about the reprieve. Here is what I do know. Lauren, a citizen of the United Kingdom, came
Detained Immigrants Being Used as Slave Labor Published: Aug 3, 2012 It has been reported that detained immigrants are being paid $1 a day while held in privately run detention centers awaiting deportation. Northwestern University Professor Jacqueline Stevens sums it up quite nicely: "People who are being detained only while they await an immigration court audience and not for punitive reasons are being forced to work for
Obama's Deportation Quotas have Resulted in a Multi-Billion Dollar Cost to the American Taxpayer Published: Aug 2, 2012 President Obama's 400,000 deportations per year quota has resulted in a multi-billion dollar bill to the American taxpayer, to the benefit of the private prison industry. It is estimated that the cost to taxpayers will exceed $2 billion dollars this year alone. The Associated press reports the following: In 2011, nearly half the beds in the nation's
President Obama has expanded Secure Communities to over 3,000 Jurisdictions, a 21,429% increase Published: Aug 1, 2012 Alex Nowrasteh just wrote an article that appeared in Forbes Magazine appropriately titled Obama: Deporter in Chief. In it he provides some jaw dropping statistics to support his conclusion, many of which have been printed over the past year in this blog: Since taking office President Obama has expanded SCOMM to over 3,000 jurisdictions in the United