Más de 200.000 padres con hijos estadounidenses fueron deportados en dos años – Yahoo! Noticias

El Gobierno federal deportó a más de 200.000 inmigrantes padres de niños estadounidenses en solo dos años, según un análisis exhaustivo publicado hoy por el sitio en internet colorlines.com. De acuerdo con cifras obtenidas por la organización a través de la Ley de Libertad de Información, medical entre el 1 de julio de 2010 y el 31 de septiembre de 2012, el 23 % de las deportaciones, o 204.810, fueron de indocumentados con hijos nacidos en EE.UU. Los números no incluyeron a los padres y madres que por miedo a las autoridades no divulgaron que tenían hijos, ni tampoco a aquellos menores en situación migratoria irregular, apuntó el estudio realizado por el investigador Seth Freed Wessler. “Creo que había mucho interés en conocer estas nuevas cifras, y sobre todo, después de la promulgación de la política de discreción fiscal el año pasado”, afirmó hoy a Efe Wessler.

Gutiérrez, ofendido por las redadas de Inmigración contra indocumentados – Yahoo! Noticias

El congresista demócrata Luis Gutiérrez dijo hoy estar “ofendido personal y políticamente” por la reciente detención de trabajadores indocumentados en una empresa cerca de Chicago, order al tiempo que activistas reclamaron una tregua navideña en las deportaciones. “Me pregunto por qué hicieron una redada después de las elecciones y no antes, y por qué en

NYC Se Communities Bill Fails Transgender Immigrant Communities » Sylvia Rivera Law Project

A coalition of anti-violence advocates who work with immigrant survivors of family and intimate partner violence, there human trafficking, sexual assault, and survivors of homophobic and transphobic violence in New York welcomed legislation introduced today by New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and City Council members Melissa Mark-Viverito and Daniel Dromm that would limit the application of the federal Se Communities Program in New York City, but emphasized that more needs to be done to protect survivors of violence from deportation resulting from collaboration between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities. The City’s proposal to refuse to honor ICE holds— requests to turn over a detainee to immigration detention—in select cases is an important step in acknowledging that there is no place for ICE in our criminal justice system.

Legitimacy Of Se Communities Program Weakened

Last week was a rough one for Se Communities, a controversial federal deportation program that critics charge is counterproductive and unconstitutional. The most significant developments came from California, where the program has essentially lost support at the city and state levels. The S-Comm program is run by the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which uses fingerprints taken when someone is arrested to automatically check the person’s immigration status. If immigration officials have any concerns, they ask local law enforcement to hold that person for an additional 48 hours to give an immigration agent time to pick up the arrestee. However, critics of the program charge that it casts too broad a net, scooping up non-criminals, lawful immigrants, even victims of crime. California Attorney General Kamala Harris attempted to clear up longstanding confusion about the program last Tuesday when she issued a directive informing…

New York City Council to Consider 2 Bills Limiting Deportations

Two bills that members of the New York City Council plan to propose on Thursday would place further limits on the city’s cooperation with federal authorities seeking to detain and deport immigrants. The bills come in response to Se Communities, a federal immigration-enforcement plan that has been criticized by immigrants’ advocates, order civil liberties lawyers and elected officials in the state and across the country. If they pass, the laws will reaffirm the city’s reputation as one of the most immigrant-friendly municipalities in the nation, though the bill also risks provoking a confrontation with the Obama administration. “What we don’t want is New York City’s agencies having to participate in deporting people who present no risk and in fact may be adding a great deal to the City of New York,” Christine C. Quinn, the City Council speaker and lead sponsor on one of the bills, said in an interview Wednesday.