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Published on February 11, 2017

New Deportations Show ICE Is Back In The Business of Enforcing US Law

Immigration raids reported in Texas and beyond

Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, confirmed that targeted operations are taking place in Austin and elsewhere in a program that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is calling Operation Cross Check.

Castro, in a news release, said he learned of the …

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After 8 long years of mixed messages, sanctuary cities turning a blind eye and flat-out ignoring federal immigration laws and a distinct lack of enforcement per instructions from the Obama administration, many people have wondered if America would ever be able to get a handle on it’s out-of-control illegal alien problem. But just 2 weeks after signing a flurry of executive orders, President Trump has come out hard against the problem.

And while detractors and protesters nationwide are screaming about civil rights abuses, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officials are hard at work rounding up illegal aliens and are quick to point out something that President Trump emphasized when he signed Executive Order 13768: illegal aliens (or undocumented immigrants) are not US citizens and therefore do not possess the rights granted to US citizens under the US Constitution.

ICE removes Dominican national wanted for murder – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Newsroom

https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-removes-dominican-national-wanted-murderNEW YORK
A Dominican national wanted for murder charges was removed Tuesday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers.

Martires Molvan-Figeureo, 54, was escorted by ERO officers …

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Mexico Warns Citizens After US Deportation of Undocumented Mother

http://ktla.com/2017/02/10/mexico-warns-citizens-after-u-s-forces-begin-deporting-undocumented-immigrants-with-no-criminal-background/Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, 35, was deported Thursday after she checked in with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Phoenix a day earlier.

The action sparked protests by supporters of Garcia de Rayos and drew praise from proponents …

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Immigration Raids Are Reported Around The Country

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/10/514610542/immigration-raids-are-reported-around-the-countryAn official with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, in southern California, David Marin, called the actions routine “surge operations” that target “priority cases,” in other words, people in this country illegally who have criminal convictions.

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Possible Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids

President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order that makes substantial changes to America’s immigration system.

Now, immigration organizations throughout the state are preparing in the event that federal agencies such as Immigration and …

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“Just Following Orders”

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2017/02/how_badly_did_cbp_treat_visa_holders_read_these_horror_stories.htmlIn the days after Donald Trump signed his executive order on immigration, it became clear that Customs and Border Protection officers were not all complying with court decisions limiting the order’s application.

How lawless were the actions of these …

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Democrats, Advocates Question ICE Enforcement Raids After Hundreds of Arrests

http://ktla.com/2017/02/11/democrats-advocates-question-ice-enforcement-raids-after-hundreds-of-arrests/It was the uncertainty, the publicity of the raids and the high tensions raised by public comments on immigration by Trump administration officials that had Democrats asking for more information.

“These reports show the serious consequences of the …

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ICE Phoenix officers deport convicted felon to Mexico to face 1999

A Mexican man wanted for kidnapping in the State of Sinaloa, Mexico, was deported by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s …

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Immigration officials call 161 arrests in SoCal routine in wake of increased enforcement fears

https://www.scpr.org/news/2017/02/10/68963/ice-announce-160-arrests-in-socal-as-part-of-surge/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announced Friday they have arrested 161 people in six Southern California counties over the past five days, insisting that the latest actions are part of their periodic enforcement operations.

Calling …

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LA immigration defenders double down on demand for answers after ICE raids

A tearful Marlene Mosqueda talks Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, about how her father Manuel was picked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

She made her remarks at a Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles news conference held in …

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TriMet responds to false rumors of immigration raids on buses

TriMet took the unusual step on Friday of announcing that it will not cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement office, responding to apparently false rumors that federal immigration officers were targeting bus riders in Southeast Portland.

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Phoenix immigrant mother deported to Mexico amid protests

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-phoenix-immigrant-mother-deported-20170209-story.htmlGuadalupe Garcia de Rayos is locked in a van that is stopped in the street by protesters outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, in Phoenix.

Garcia de Rayos was deported around 10 a.m. from a Nogales border …

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