Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s tough illegal immigration enforcement and the struggles of a young girl are the subjects of a new documentary. The film, “Two Americans” is making its debut this weekend. It profiles a little girl born in this country and her illegal immigrant parents who were arrested, along with Arizona’s controversial
Immigration rights groups are planning to protest when Arizona’s immigration enforcement law goes before the U.S. Supreme Court. Advocacy groups such as Somos America and the American Civil Liberties Union will announce plans Friday in downtown Phoenix for a march against state and federal immigration policies. To be held April 25, the march is
It’s a basic American legal principle: We don’t hold people in prison without a legal reason for doing so. We were impressed this week when Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle adhered to that position even on an issue that, frankly, might cost her more than a few votes. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement wants the county to hold some Cook County Jail inmates for an extra 48 hours, even after they’ve posted bond, because they might be illegal immigrants. ICE, which wants to use that time to check the inmates’ immigration status and pick them up if necessary, even has proposed paying the county’s additional costs for holding the inmates.
Failed corruption investigations launched by America’s self-proclaimed toughest sheriff have succeeded in getting one of the lawman’s top allies disbarred. And despite Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s efforts to distance himself from cases at the center of a legal ethics panel inquiry that cost a pair of former county prosecutors their caree
Decenas de personas protestaron hoy en Maryland contra el programa Comunidades Seguras, view que faculta a policías locales a cooperar con el Servicio de Inmigración y Aduanas (ICE) para la deportación de extranjeros con antecedentes penales. El activista comunitario de la organización Casa de Maryland, Lindolfo Carballo, dijo que varios dirigentes reunieron 600 firmas para pedir a las autoridades y la policía del condado de Montgomery que eviten la discriminación en la aplicación de la ley. “Es hora de decir basta” a Comunidades Seguras, “que convierte a la policía en agente de inmigración”, señaló Carballo. El programa cuestionado fue iniciado por el anterior presidente George W. Bush, y ha continuado y expandido bajo el gobierno de Barack Obama.
Un estudio reveló que más de 18 mil inmigrantes de origen latino en cárceles del condado de Los Angeles fueron transferidos al servicio de inmigración. La entrega se produjo en cumplimiento a un acuerdo firmado con el gobierno federal para la ejecución del polémico programa Comunidades Seguras. La mayoría de los afectados se trataba de delincuentes de mediano o bajo riesgo, order señala un reporte elaborado por el Departamento del Alguacil del Condado de Los Angeles y la Unión Americana de Libertades Civiles (ACLU), sick reportó The Associated Press. Los hispanos entregados a la Oficina de Aduanas y Control Fronterizo (ICE) representaron el 92% del total de 19,725 internos. La agencia opera bajo el mando del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS).
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has thrown cold water on a proposal by a high-level federal official to end a months-long dispute over immigration enforcement at the county jail. In a letter sent Monday to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton, Preckwinkle labels as “premature” Morton’s invitation to set up a “working group” to resolve differences over the county’s refusal to hold suspected illegal immigrants after they post bail.
Santa Cruz County Sheriff-Coroner Phil Wowak on Tuesday found himself caught between an encroaching federal immigration program and resistance from local Latinos who want the county’s top law enforcement official to take a strong stand against it. Appearing before the county Board of Supervisors, Wowak outline his plans to layer his own local reviews into a Department of Homeland Security program known as Se Communities, which uses local jail bookings to help deport undocumented immigrants. It is aimed at those with a history of violence. But critics say the program sweeps up nonviolent offenders and even U.S. citizens, and local rights groups say Se Communities could impact public safety here by making illegal immigrants more reluctant to contact police. They want Wowak to resist the program. Wowak said he would implement assessments of jailed immigrants.
NDLON Calls On Sheriff to Follow Chicago Example, Stop Responding to ICE’s Request for Extra Incarceration of Peaceful Immigrants
04.10.2012 Los Angeles, CA
In response to the Independent report released yesterday that exposes that more people in LA County jail are transferred to Immigration than to state prison, Pablo Alvarado of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network issued the following statement calling on the Sheriff to immediately suspend voluntarily holding peaceful immigrants in extended incarceration at ICE’s request:
Danbury firm that failed to pay seven workers could cost company owner up to five years in prison. By Mark Langlois | Source: Danbury.Patch.com In one case of failing to pay workers, mind a Danbury businessman, Douglas Agnessanto, of Performance Cleaners, 1 Padanaram Road, owed $26,896.87 to three workers for work they did in 2009,…