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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.…


Controversy rises over Se Communities | WTNH.com 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 – NYTimes.com

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.