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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
Obama Administration Spent $18 billion on Immigration Enforcement in 2012 Published: Jan 8, 2013 Former INS Commissioner Doris Meissner along with Donald M. Kerwin, Muzaffar Chishti, and Claire Bergeron have issued a report entitled "Immigration Enforcement in the United States: The Rise of a Formidable Machinery" that reveals that in 2012 the Obama administration spent nearly $18 billion dollars on immigration enforcement. Here is the summary from
Colorlines Report: 205K Deportations of Parents of U.S. Citizens since 2010 Published: Dec 18, 2012 Seth Freed Wessler of Colorlines News for Action reports that there have been nearly 205,000 parents of United States citizen children deported since 2010. The data was obtain through a Freedom of Information Act request. The full statistics compiled regarding final orders sought, obtained, and actual removals of individuals claiming to be parents of United
Nearly One-Third of all Immigrants Targeted for Deportation in California by Secure Communities are Not Criminals Published: Dec 5, 2012 The LA Times reports the following: "California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris told local law enforcement agencies Tuesday that they were not obligated to comply with a federal program whose stated goal is to deport illegal immigrants convicted of serious crimes." The statistics show that 28% of the immigrants targeted by Secure Communities in the State of
Father of Three United States Citizen Children Detained while Children "Watched in Horror" Published: Oct 24, 2012 Mr. Shi Tong Chu is currently being held in the Buffalo Federal Detention Facility. The following background information was taken from the on-line petition that has been created calling for his immediate release from custody. I urge you to sign it. "On June 12, 2012, Mr. Chu was detained by ICE while on his way to make a delivery for the family restaurant