Five arrested in North County ICE operation
- Author: Zachary Reyes Feb 19, 2017,
Feb 19, 2017, 14:29
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services accepted a total of 11,844 initial applications from these four countries, according to data in the Black Alliance for Just Immigration's (BAJI) State of Black Immigrants statistical report.
"Both federal and local officers have been instructed to find and deport illegal immigrants living in the United States regardless of what country they come from".
"Every day, as part of routine targeted enforcement operations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrests criminal aliens and other individuals who are in violation of our nation's immigration laws".
"I would like to know how many people your officers detained, where ICE brought them, whether they remain in custody, and whether any of these individuals have a criminal record", he wrote in a letter to Adonnis Smith in the Washington Field Office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It also comes less than two weeks after Trump signed a January 25 executive order on immigration that included the removal of those accused of non-violent crimes such as identity fraud.
McAuliffe and Warner, D-Va., sent separate letters on Thursday to top homeland security and immigration enforcement officials to determine whether the administration of President Donald Trump has increased enforcement actions in Virginia and, if so, what rules immigration agents are following to target people who may be in the US illegally. "The purported ICE "agents" told the man that he was going to be detained unless he gave them all of his money". He advised that they should consult immigration lawyers to correct their status to avoid being deported.
Through the enforcement executive orders, this new administration has given ICE agents carte blanche to instill terror into immigrant communities.
Stephen Converse, a York-based immigration attorney, said he's seen an uptick in enforcement recently in the York area by ICE.
"If you don't fit into those categories, ICE officers are not targeting you", he said. The arrests that are happening in the state and nationwide are standard, targeted arrests of criminals in the country illegally.
The White House is considering rewriting the executive order with a clearer focus, but has not ruled out pursuing appeals of the court ruling.
They said that the detention and deportation of a Pomona man last week in a 12-hour time period left three children and wife without economic support.
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The Immigrant Resource Center in Springdale, run by the community coalition and Catholic Charities of Arkansas, is hosting regular "Know Your Rights" seminars about what to do if immigration agents come knocking.
Misinformation Fraud: Under this type of fraud, a provider will typically provide inaccurate or false information to the immigrant concerning his or her eligibility for an adjustment of status under a particular law. Some 41 people were arrested in NYC by ICE in the last week, two T&T nationals among them.
In increasing numbers, unauthorized immigrants who are living and working here are seeking information about their rights, wondering whether it is safe to continue going to work and whether they should close their bank accounts.
"I don't see them asking us to be the main investigative body of it", Holloway said. Morales, of PICO, said about five people have already sought help.