It’s no secret that President Obama could heal the pain of immigrant families facing separation today with the stroke of a pen. Using his indisputable executive authority, he could halt deportations, provide temporary relief to millions, and put powerful pressure … Continue reading
Conservatives have found a new weapon in their fight against the Obama administration over immigration: thousands of immigrants convicted of crimes. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has said repeatedly that Republicans are reluctant to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws because they … Continue reading
Critics of the administration’s immigration policies are pointing to data on the thousands of immigrants convicted of crimes – and then released – as evidence that there should be no further leniency toward those in the U.S. without permission.
Only the federal government can grant amnesty. But cities and counties can effectively opt to stop deportations—and increasingly, they are.
Hundreds of workers at a central Washington apple- packaging company could be facing layoffs after a federal immigration audit.
BELLINGHAM – In the wake of a civil rights ruling by a federal judge in Oregon, the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office has changed its policy on delaying the release of inmates who are suspected of having entered the country illegally.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota sent letters to every county sheriff in Minnesota on Wednesday urging them to stop holding immigration detainees for the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 600 suspected gang members have been arrested in the Homeland Security Department’s latest crackdown on street gangs, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Thursday.
Denver will no longer hold inmates for federal immigration authorities solely on the basis of immigration status, Sheriff Gary Wilson said Wednesday.
Counties in Washington state have joined a growing number of local jurisdictions in Colorado and Oregon that will no longer detain immigrants who are eligible for release on behalf of federal immigration authorities.