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.
“My hands are tied.” Those are words that Howard Dean Bailey never wants to hear again. The last time he heard them: an immigration judge was ordering him out of the country. In June 2012, just days shy of his … Continue reading
Critics of the Obama administration’s claim that it has been tough on immigration say a federal agency is inflating the number of deportations of illegal immigrants.
According to a Tuesday press release, 57 people were arrested in West Michigan as part of a four-day U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation targeting “criminal aliens, immigration fugitives and other immigration violators.”
Perhaps two of the least liked organizations that we know of around here are ICE, also known as the Department of Homeland Security’s ‘Immigration and Customs Enforcement’ group — recently subject to a sort of re branding as Homeland Security Investigations, and … Continue reading
While Capitol Hill largely has gone quiet on immigration reform, activity outside the Beltway is revving up to keep the issue in the forefront.
Judaism tells us we must welcome the stranger. This obligation is repeated through the Torah. For example, Exodus 23:9 tells us, “You shall not oppress a stranger, since you yourselves know the feelings of a stranger, for you also were strangers … Continue reading
Immigrants facing deportation are increasingly likely to have their cases dismissed because of mitigating factors such as having U.S. citizen children, according to an analysis by researchers at Syracuse University.
US Representative and Republican luminary Paul Ryan has some added incentive to pay attention to immigration measures coming up for consideration as Wisconsin has become somewhat of an unlikely place for immigration advocate protests. But that is what is happening … Continue reading
The Obama administration on Thursday announced that it deported 368,644 undocumented immigrants from the country during the 2013 fiscal year.