Democrats leave ICE meeting convinced arrests a taste of what's to come

  • Democrats leave ICE meeting convinced arrests a taste of what's to come

Democrats leave ICE meeting convinced arrests a taste of what's to come

Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Thomas Homan met with 10 Democratic representatives Thursday on Capitol Hill.

"[These stress effects] harm fetuses directly - but that's just one very direct effect that we could measure", Geronimus said, noting that the true health impact of immigration raids is likely far larger than what her study captures. Mexican Consul General Efren Leyva said the Consulate in El Paso confirmed ICE agents were looking for someone else, but didn't find him.

"That is a solemn promise", Mark D. Rosenbaum, one of his attorneys, said on CNN.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents are out in full force, reportedly rounding up almost 700 "criminal aliens". They say they were targeting undocumented criminals and those who illegally re-entered the country.

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Barber says the increased enforcement actions are directly related to a new executive order signed by President Trump which significantly broadened the priorities for ICE deportations. The order also gave individual immigration officers the power to decide if a person should be detained based on whether they believe the person poses a risk to public safety or national security.

"One big case we are working now, a guy came over in the 1990s illegally; He was charged and convicted, never got deported". The focus of these enforcement operations is consistent with the routine, targeted arrests carried out by ICE's Fugitive Operations teams on a daily basis. Protesters, including Staton, tried to stop the van carrying Garcia de Rayos from the ICE parking lot.

"I urge communities to protect themselves by learning about these potential scams - and contacting my office if they suspect fraud. But they're being targeted and are really concerned", Austin City Councilman Greg Casar has said in an interview with Los Angeles Times.

In a written statement, ICE officials said they are not carrying out "raids in OR as the rumors suggest". But the agency has not released detailed data on those convictions, or said how many were immigration-related.

In the face of current threats to immigrants, Muslims, people of color, and the LGBTQ community, among others, the UUA and the UU Service Committee have issued a joint Declaration of Conscience affirming a "profound commitment to the fundamental principles of justice, equity and compassion, to truth and core values of American society".

She said courts have made a mess of immigration laws, including a decision this month by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals halting Mr. Trump's extreme vetting executive order. New Sanctuary Movement director Peter Pedemonti said there have been six raids in the last two weeks.

Under President Donald Trump, all undocumented immigrants in the USA risk deportation, members of Congress said following a Thursday meeting with a top Immigration and Customs Enforcement official.

ICE was allowed to deport those types of people before, and sometimes did, even during the Obama administration. Krikorian, who has advised the Trump administration on immigration policy, said Obama correctly prioritized limited deportation dollars on the most serious criminals.