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This is a really urgent case coming out of Colorado!

Alfredo has a prior deportation (due to driving without a license), but came back because his wife and three children needed him. In November, he was picked up again for a faulty license plate light. He could be deported very soon. Please make a call, sign the petition and share it through your networks! Help this family stay together!

Call ICE Director John Morton (202) 732-3000

Sample Script: “ I am calling to urge ICE to release Alfredo Posada (A# 089-826-103), who is currently being held in Otoro County Processing Center. Alfredo has been in the U.S. for over 16 years and has 3 U.S. citizen children that need the financial and emotional support of their father. Alfredo is low priority case that shouldn’t be detained. Let Alfredo Go!” 

http://action.dreamactivist.org/colorado/alfredo/

NIYA’s “Internal Review” of Broward Transitional Center

This is what the “humane” immigration policy looks like. This is what the prioritization memos amount to. This is going on every day. It’s not just Broward- this is systemic. Undocumented youth are demanding accountability and the release of low-priority cases. From NIYA’s press release:

In order to challenge Immigration and Customs Enforcement and GEO Group, Inc. which owns the facility, we have placed multiple NIYA members inside Broward Transitional Center to find people who are eligible for deferred action, are low-priority cases. In this one facility alone, we have found over 100 cases of people who, according to the Obama policies of the past year, should be released back to their families.

According to the information given to us by the organizers inside, there are:

  • people inside Broward who have pending application for a U Visa;
  • More than a dozen DREAM Act eligible youth;
  • Over 60 individuals with no criminal record or prior deportations, - - some detained as passengers in vehicles;
  • More than 3-dozen cases in which individuals are still eligible for discretion despite previous contacts with the system;
  • Several cases of immigrants in need of immediate medical care, including one individual with a blood clot in his leg and another with a bullet in the spine;

.@CADWalk2012 in #Aurora- taking a stand against #ICE. #No1FightsAlone #standupfightback #denver #mhc #immyouth #immigrantrights #colorado #happeningnow (Taken with Instagram at GEO Aurora ICE Processing Center)

Diabetic Faces Deportation For Calling An Ambulance →

noface-nameless:

queerdesi:

On March 3rd Claudio’s life changed forever. As he sat waiting in his car for his wife and 4 year old son to run some errands he began convulsing. Claudio is a type 2 diabetic, he had recently been put on new medication and was suffering a possible side effect. 

A store employee saw what was happening and called an ambulance. The employee then saw Claudio vomiting on himself and called for an ambulance again. Still no ambulance came. The employee called an ambulance 3 times and 30 minutes later still no ambulance, however a police officer did show up. 

Instead of receiving medical care Claudio was arrested and eventually transferred to ICE for deportation. Since Claudio and his family entered on a visa waiver they have no rights to an immigration judge or hearing. Claudio is being told ‘the next plane for Argentina leaves Tuesday!’

Why did a simple call to an ambulance lead to deportation? We need to keep this family together. 

TAKE ACTION:

1. Sign this Petition

2. Make a Phone Call: Call ICE – John Morton (202.732.3000) 

Sample Script: I am calling to ask that ICE stop the deportation of Claudio Molina (A# 095-472-313). Claudio is type 2 diabetic, and began suffering from convulsions. Someone called an ambulance and instead police showed up and arrested Claudio. Claudio’s only crime is calling an ambulance for help! Stop his deportation.”

Please Please SIGN and Spread! “It’s the law” my ass. Taking a patient in need of immediate medical attention to the jail.. shame so much shame

"I need an ambulance!" "Oh, I’m sorry, did you say you need the polICE?" This is disgusting- and you can help stop it. Sign, call and share to help keep Claudio here with his family!

soydulcedeleche:

flapjackstate:

[image: a bar chart with criminal and non-criminal deportations plotted together, with the number of both more than doubling between 2002 and 2010].

brosephstalin:

mohandasgandhi:

Obama’s immigration policies are destroying families

As the nation’s toughest immigration law goes under review in Alabama, new victims of anti-immigrant policies are swept under the rug according to a new report from the Applied Research Center, which advocates for immigration reform. The report states that there are about 5,100 children in 22 states in foster care as a result of parental deportation. ARC expects that number to triple in the next five years.

Nearly 397,000 people were deported in fiscal year 2011, up from over 392,000 in 2010. Over a million people have been deported under the Obama administration.

White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Cecilia Muñoz told PBS Frontline: “Even if the [immigration] law is executed with perfection, there will be parents separated from their children.”

Why do liberals want me to vote for Obama again?

Don’t like the PSL at all but the info here is right and important.

How much of this is attributable to Obama? Almost all of the graph goes before his presidency. It must be said that he has done nothing to prevent deportation during his term however. Wasn’t he for some kind of immigrant amnesty during his election campaign?

umm wtf does it matter wtf he SAID he was for when clearly that shit dont correlate w reality?

no, obama. just no.

He not only said it the first time…. “CIR- yes we can!” “DREAM Act! First 100 days- promise!”’… he’s fucking doing it again while this damned chart goes up and is promised to at minimum maintain that 400,000 people per year mark. All while Dem allies in congress talk about “Deporting Criminals” and ally orgs keep pushing the “sins of the parents, learn english, pay taxes, back of the line” bullshit. FUCK THAT LITTLE TINY ASS BLUE BAR AND THOSE WHO ASSENT TO ITS RELEVANCE! They (DHS) ADMIT that the tiny blue bar (aka “criminal deportations”) is of felony convictions AND misdemeanors. FUCKING DRIVING WHILE BROWN AND JAYWALKING ARE MISDEMEANORS! All while they say “Look, we got the sooper skary immigrantz and took them away!”

FUCK. Every. Vibration. Of. That. Noise.

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Obama’s Newest Immigration Policy Not Being Enforced →

thetart:

On November 10, 2011, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the American Immigration Council (AIC) issued a report chronicling the implementation of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton’s June 17, 2011, guidance on “Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion Consistent with the Civil Immigration Enforcement Priorities of the Agency for the Apprehension, Detention, and Removal of Aliens.” The report is remarkable. In a large majority of offices, ICE personnel stated either that the guidance didn’t change anything, or that it would not be implemented until further guidance is received. READ MORE»

Short version: In June, the DHS issued a memo clearly outlining the criteria for low priority immigration/deportation cases. In other words, stop rounding up everybody who allegedly rolled through a god damn stop sign and consider each case on an individual basis. The power-mad assholes in the 28 ICE offices have decided to pretend they don’t understand the memo and are carrying out raids exactly as they please.

When we asked Secretary Napolitano about it… her response was basically “getting ICE to follow our directives is hard”… yeah. that’s real fucking encouraging. ICE is a cowboy agency that has no regard. none.

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Suddenly there was a loud banging at the door and voices shouting “Police!” and “Policia!” When no one answered, the agents tried to force the door open. Scared, Jesus hid in a closet. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents began hitting objects against the bedroom windows, trying to break in. Without a search warrant and without consent, the ICE agents eventually knocked in the front door and shattered a window, shouting racial slurs and storming into the bedrooms, holding guns to their heads. When asked if they had a warrant, one agent reportedly said, “We don’t need a warrant, we’re ICE,” and, gesturing to his genitals, “the warrant is coming out of my balls.”

The ACLU and ACLU of Tennessee this week filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of fifteen residents of the apartment complex who were subjected to this large-scale, warrantless raid by ICE agents and Metro Nashville police officers. Among the plaintiffs are U.S. citizens, including a child detained and interrogated while playing soccer on the playground simply because of the color of his skin. Looking Latino and speaking Spanish is not enough to justify probable cause for questioning and arresting a person. Another plaintiff was carted away in handcuffs in front of his frightened and crying children.

“We Don’t Need a Warrant, We’re ICE” » Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union

that comment about the warrant coming from his balls—make no mistake of it, this type of sexual aggression during these raids is completely normal. The first raid that I covered had agents with guns forcing women to expel milk from their breasts to prove they were lactating (those who are breastfeeding children are often released for humanitarian reasons—not becuase ICE/the government is kind and cares—but because of legal human rights laws)—while the women were expelling milk, agents were mooing at them and making nasty sexualized comments.

it really hits home about how sexual violence is so intimately connected to control and power…

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Metro Nashville law enforcement wants us to believe that their 287(g) program is carefully administered and free from bias.

Fuck them.  They are the same people who made a woman give birth chained to her bed.

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Don’t ever be confused to think that ICE is as humane and friendly as they stay trying to spin it… Rampant machismo, sexualized comments and threats are part of the character that is ICE. Every account I run into has these same tell-tale signs of a degenerated and dehumanized rhetoric. They told women coming back from a church retreat in Texas to sign their voluntary removal orders or else their children will be taken from them and given to be “PROPERTY” of the state…

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Javier's family fights for his stay →

ncdreamteam:

by Victoria Bouloubasis over on our blog. (sigue la enlace para leerlo en español…)

Regardless of the issues at stake, our nation’s political debate seems to be fueled by bloated jargon and calculated strategy. Among them, the “family unit” has become a political label, a contrived moral badge and, at times, a shield, used by conservatives, liberals and all that fall in between.

So why is this nation still tearing families apart?

As we’ve detailed in an earlier post, Javier Santos entered the Mecklenburg County Jail in Charlotte, NC, after being stopped for a broken tail light—and consequently arrested—while driving home from work on Sept. 6. That same day, ten undocumented youth were arrested for participating in a sit-in. Members of the NC DREAM Team met Javier in jail. Overnight, the team was released. Javier was transferred to an Atlanta detention center, where he sits awaiting deportation. (Click here to sign the petition to bring him back.)

Little Victories.: [in]secure communities →

kemee:

annakimskywalker:

i spent the day packing to move into my apartment in the city, hoping to spend a quiet night with my sister Carla and Token, our friend’s dog that we’re watching

instead, i received a phone call from Brandon informing me that she was arrested for civil disobedience, blocking traffic at an…

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ICE has determined that a [memorandum of agreement] is not required to activate or operate Secure Communities for any jurisdiction,

- Immigration and Customs Enforcement head John Morton.

Please do not let this quote get buried in the furor over what was announced today. At least it got a mention in the HuffPo article. This is bad. This is really fucking bad. Has ICE decided to establish precedent that it can activate S-Comm when and where it pleases?

DHS Overrides States Opting out of Secure Communities →

ariannabee:

“The Department of Homeland Security is making Secure Communities a mandatory program with its 39 state partners. This means that all the entities that have declared that they’re not interested in Secure Communities are being forced to participate.”

"We realize we made this agreement before, but your willingness to back out of a shitty and horrible program that non-explicitly encourages racial profiling, doesn’t work the way we said it would, undermines community confidence in law enforcement and violates so many rights it’s hard to remember them all, frankly makes us look bad. So you can’t back out anymore, I mean, who expects us [the government] to honor contracts we signed? And hey- there’s always the Morton Memo!” - DHS [subtitling, snark and sarcasm added]. Fuck ICE… and fuck Insecure Communities as well….

I can’t tell you how incredibly depressing this is to me.

What does it say about us that trying to track down a loved one in detention is more common than trying to find an ice rink. Can politicians even really continue to claim to be ‘pro-family’ when they spend so much time ripping them apart?

Sadly, I was looking for the first suggestion for someone else.

If [G-d forbid] you ever need to find where someone is being held and have their A#, you can find them through ICE’s website.

An undocumented Florida woman who helped her sister report domestic violence now faces an order of deportation from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, even though her lawyers say she never should have been detected by ICE agents in the first place. The woman, Rita Cote, 25, is married to a U.S. citizen and has four children, all of them citizens. She has no criminal record. But when police arrived to respond to the domestic-violence call on Feb. 16, 2009, law enforcement instead took Cote into custody, detained her for a week and handed her over to ICE. Cote now faces deportation at any time to her native Honduras, which she fled as a child in 1998 to escape Hurricane Mitch and its aftermath. If deported, she could be separated from her husband and children for up to a decade.

Honduran Immigrant Faces Deportation After Helping Her Sister Report Domestic Violence

I can’t speak without slicing a mofo right now. 

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Really, America? Really? This is a travesty of justice…. Another case of ICE violating its own rules to arrest, detain, and deport someone who was doing the right thing. What kind of society punishes a person for trying to save another human being from domestic violence? Can you even call it ‘justice’ when commendable actions protecting the life and well-being of another are criminalized? Are we a better place for having immigrant communities afraid to report when they’re being victimized?

Tangentially, I’m curious if she has access to relief via NACARA….

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