Criminal Prosecutions Of Undocumented Immigrants Have Soared In Past Decade, Report Says

Criminal prosecutions of immigrants who entered or reentered the country illegally have soared in the last decade, bringing with them huge financial and human costs, story according to a report released Wednesday by Human Rights Watch. The U.S. government has claimed that these prosecutions are necessary to keep dangerous criminals out of the country,…

Jose Maria Islas loses deportation appeal- The New Haven Register – Serving New Haven, Connecticut

Immigration and Custom Enforcement officials handcuffed and took away Jose Maria Islas Monday after he lost his appeal and was ordered deported to Mexico. Islas was taken to a deportation center in Massachusetts, said activist Megan Fountain of Unidad Latina en Accion. More than 800 people had signed a petition asking that ICE grant his stay of…

Restoring Latinos’ trust in police – The Denver Post

A report released this week by the University of Illinois at Chicago and PolicyLink should make all of us who are concerned about crime take notice. The team behind the report, stuff Inse Communities: Latino Perceptions of Police Involvement in Immigration Enforcement, site surveyed Latino communities in four major counties and found a disturbing mistrust of local police among Latino communities. Forty-four percent of Latinos surveyed, including almost 30 percent of U.S.-born Latinos, said they would be unlikely to contact the police if they had been the victim of a crime because they fear they will be asked about their immigration status or that of someone they know.