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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 …

Detention, Enforcement, Policy, Prosecution »

[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 »

[28 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

The President released his $22.7 billion budget proposal for the Department of Justice in Fiscal Year 2009. Among the highlights is this funding for the Office of the Federal Detention Trustee (OFDT):
Detainee Housing and Transportation: $37.6 million to accommodate an anticipated increase in the number of detainees housed in non-federal facilities. These resources will be utilized to fund the costs associated with prisoner detention, care and transportation of detainees along the Southwest Border.
Click to read the full press release on the budget request to see other immigration detention related …