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[26 May 2009 | No Comment | ]
Two more detention facilities in CA, despite state financial woes

Two more detention facilities will be going up in California.
Last week, the AP reported that ICE was seeking proposals to build a privately run 2,200 immigration bed facility in Los Angeles. The facility will be located within a 120 mile radius of the DHS/ICE Los Angeles Field Office currently located at 300 N. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Currently, ICE can house up to 1,400 detainees at a facility owned by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department as well as other local jails it contracts.
Meanwhile, Corrections Corporation …

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[3 Apr 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

No drinking water, changes of clothing, soap or shower – those are the conditions inside a Los Angeles jail for immigrants that prompted the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California to sue the federal government. Detainees also lack access to mail and attorneys.
The facility is designed to detain immigrants for 12 hours or less, but the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency uses it to house immigrants for several weeks. The jail, known as B-18, is located in a basement.
“The facility fails on every level to house detainees in a …

Detention, Enforcement, Prosecution, Raids »

[21 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]
Senate Confirms Napolitano for DHS Post, Brewer tooks over post in AZ

The Senate confirmed Tuesday six Cabinet positions, including AZ Democrat Gov. Janet Napolitano as DHS Secretary.  Napolitano will take over from Michael Chertoff, now former DHS Secretary and an author of ICE’s DRO’s strategic plan, Endgame, which called for a 100 percent removal rate of all “remove all removable aliens” by 2012.
Napolitano is a former federal prosecutor and state attorney general. In addition to interior enforcement, she also inherits a broken immigration system and will need to tackle issues including border security, E-Verify, the no-match letter rule, temporary worker visas, …

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[14 Dec 2008 | No Comment | ]

LA Times reporter Evelyn Larrubia reported that immigrant detainees and those arrested for federal crimes will have DNA samples taken beginning January 9. Samples could be taken at the time of arrest before a conviction is made, much like a fingerprint to determine identification.
The new rules came from the Justice Department this week and is part of a 2005 law, authored by Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.).
According to the Times:
The law authorizes the department to include pre-conviction DNA samples in its national database, said the change would help prevent …

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[13 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]

A coalition of immigration law organizations filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, under the Freedom of Information Act, to gain access to agency records about the stipulated removal program, which they say has deported over 96,000 non-citizens since its inception that may go as far back as 12 years ago.
“Stipulated removal allows the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security to remove a non-citizen, even one …

Detention, Enforcement, Policy, Prosecution »

[10 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]

The Nov./Dec. 2008 edition of NACLA Report on the Americas features a report by Renee Feltz examining how immigration officials have teamed up with the Department of Justice, federal judges, and the nation’s largest private prison company to merge immigration and criminal policy. Many undocumented immigrants now face jail time pending their immigration hearing in civil court. The resulting surge in prosecutions is staggering: About 60,000 immigrants will face charges in fiscal year 2008. See PDF of story here: nacla_feltz
Visit NACLA’s website at www.nacla.org

Enforcement, Prosecution, Raids »

[17 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]
Arpaio raids AZ City Hall

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio made headlines again yesterday, raiding City Hall and the Main Library in Mesa, Arizona for illegal immigrants hired to clean the facilities. The raid further escalated already tense relations between Arpaio and city officials as well as Mesa Police Chief George Gascón. Only thee individuals were arrested at the library for forged identification to gain employment with the cleaning company, reported  the NYT.
Arpaio, known for his hard stance on illegal immigration, is running for reelection this year, running against Democrat Dan Saban. Click to …

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[17 Sep 2008 | No Comment | ]

Mira Jang, another Stabile Fellow from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, published an indepth story on how the U.S. immigrant court system works. Here is an excerpt:
“Once outside the courtroom, the government attorney was visibly upset, speaking quickly and sighing in between breaths. He was not surprised by the outcome, he told a reporter, given the judge’s record of approving almost every asylum case. In fact, he had predicted it, he says. [Terry] Bain’s denial rate of 9.6 percent is the lowest in the country. “I have no respect …

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[15 Aug 2008 | One Comment | ]

TRAC reports that the latest available data from the Justice Department show that new prosecutions by Customs and Border Protection during the first eight months of FY 2008 have soared. If CBP’s prosecutions continue at the same pace for the rest of the year, the FY 2008 total will be almost twice what it was in the previous year. For details, see the TRAC Report at: http://trac.syr.edu/immigration/reports/191/