Anger grows over ICE deportation quota as new data shows Agency’s main targets have no convictions; Immigration holds issued for hundreds of citizens

  CA TRUST Act crucial to curbing ICE abuses 2013.2.20 – In response to data released today by Syracuse University’s TRAC program analyzing nearly 1,000,000 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) hold requests made to local jails in the President’s first term, the Asian Asian Law Caucus, California Immigrant Policy Center, and National Day Laborer Organizing Network jointly issued the following statement.…

New Data Calls into Question President’s Progress on Immigration Reform

February 20, 2013 – Los Angeles, CAIn response to new data released by TRAC analyzing the 1,000,000 ICE hold requests made to local jails in the President’s first term, Pablo Alvarado, executive director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network issued the following statement: “This is further proof of the troubling contradiction between the President’s…

Controversy rises over Se Communities | Connecticut

Using local police to help find and deport illegal immigrants caught committing crimes: The Se Communities program run by Immigration and Customs Enforcement or “ICE” sparked controversy from the moment it was announced last year. When Sergio Bizuela got arrested for an incident in a bar, his wife came to bail him out, but couldn’t because Bizuela is an undocumented immigrant, and he was being held under something called Se Communities. “Se Communities is a federal immigration enforcement program that sweeps people with little or no criminal history into the deportation dragnet,” said Matthew Vogel, Yale law student.   Basically, it’s the federal government telling local law enforcement that when they arrest someone who is here illegally, send their information to ICE. They said they would target the worst, violent criminals.

A Little Red Beacon for Immigrant Laborers Shines On in Bensonhurst –

First, look 8 by 12: the width and length, in feet, of the wooden structure that housed the center. Then, 5,000: the approximate number of day laborers who have found work through the organization since its creation in 2001. And finally, 120: the estimated number of feet the shack traveled on Oct. 29, when Hurricane Sandy sent it hurtling into a nearby parking lot, battering the already sagging, tired structure. In the post-Hurricane Sandy period, New York’s immigrant day laborers have emerged as a vital resource. The mold and detritus might not have been cleared away without them, and the rebuilding process has once again sent residents clamoring for their muscle power. Few realize, however, that one of the most established day labor resources in the region was nearly toppled by the storm, at the moment when it would be needed the most.

FOIA Docs Released to USA Today Reveal Deportation Quota Driving Immigration Policy

Advocates Release
Briefing Guide Exposing Decision to Enlist Local Police About Meeting Numbers Not About Safety



February 18, 2013 – Atlanta, GA

Following the USA Today story outlining ICE tactics to boost deportation numbers, the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, the ACLU Foundation of Georgia, and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network released a briefing guide exposing ICE headquarters directives to Georgia and North Carolina field offices to disregard public safety concerns in order to meet self-imposed deportation quota requirements.


Superstorm Sandy: Months Later, Undocumented Immigrants Try to Get Back On Their Feet | Fox News Latino

Vanessa Ramos does her homework in the bathroom. Family dinner is served on a folded table, story a checkered green cloth adding a homely feel. She jostles with eight others for television time, though adults have first-dibs because telenovelas rule. No more than two at a time are allowed in the kitchen. This is the new reality for nine undocumented