Monthly Archives: February 2018

Colorado Lawmaker Proposes Work Permits for Illegal Immigrants

(ESPAÑOL) A Colorado lawmaker wants to issue work permits to people in his state who are in the U.S. illegally. Rep. Dan Pabon (D-Denver), the bill’s sponsor, calls it a “purple card.” The card would allow so-called “Dreamers” or DACA … Continue reading

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Arrest of Illegal Immigrant during 911 Call Possibly Violated 4th Amendment

(ESPAÑOL) The Washington police officers who arrested the illegal immigrant, Wilson Rodriguez Macarreno, during a 911 call might have violated the 4th Amendment due to the type of warrant they used. What Tukwila, Washington, officers didn’t realize was that Macarreno … Continue reading

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ICE Raids Arrest more than 200 Immigrants in Los Angeles Area Alone

(ESPAÑOL) U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested 212 people and served notices to businesses in the Los Angeles area, in a five-day operation that ended Thursday, the federal agency said. Of those arrested, 195 have criminal convictions, were issued … Continue reading

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United Nations Dispute Deportation of US Activists

(ESPAÑOL) United Nations human rights experts worry the U.S. is deporting immigrant rights activists through pattern of intimidation and retaliation. The Geneva-based U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said in a statement that deportation proceedings against Seattle-area … Continue reading

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Georgia Proving to Have Some of the Strictest Immigration Enforcement in the Country

(ESPAÑOL) Georgia has some of the strictest immigration laws in the country. Driving without a license, for instance, is a jailable offense here. So undocumented immigrants who get behind the wheel in this sprawling state risk arrest. “We were a … Continue reading

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NY Activist Ravi Ragbir Granted Deportation Stay for 1st Amendment Lawsuit

(ESPAÑOL) Ravi Ragbir won’t have to leave the country before a 1st Amendment lawsuit is heard. Ragbir, a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, says in a lawsuit that immigration officials have wrongly targeted him and other activists in an effort … Continue reading

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New York Mayor Urges Stay of Deportation for Activist Ravi Ragbir

(ESPAÑOL) New York Mayor de Blasio urged ICE not to deport immigrant rights activist Ravi Ragbir — as his police department faced scrutiny on their conduct at a protest sparked by Ragbir’s arrest. In a letter to Immigration and Customs … Continue reading

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Previously Deported Immigrant Suspected in Colts Player’s Death

(ESPAÑOL) A previously deported immigrant living in Indiana was arrested in a suspected drunken-driving crash that killed an NFL player, authorities said Tuesday. President Donald Trump drew added attention to Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson’s death on Twitter, calling the … Continue reading

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Cuban Immigrant Awaiting Deportation in Georgia’s Stewart Detention Center Dies

(ESPAÑOL) An undocumented Cuban national awaiting deportation died this week in Georgia’s Stewart Detention Center, making him the second immigrant detainee to pass away in as many months, authorities said. Yulio Castro-Garrido was diagnosed with pneumonia while being held at … Continue reading

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ICE Openly Authorizes Courthouse Arrests

(ESPAÑOL) ICE authorities formalized a policy Wednesday to allow its agents to make courthouse arrests, dismissing complaints from judges and advocacy groups that it instills fear among crime victims, witnesses and family members. The two-page directive from U.S. Immigration and … Continue reading

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