The Department of Homeland Security has called for more immigration detention facilities to open along the US-Mexico border. And negotiations between a private prison company and the government have already begun in the Rio Grande Valley.
For Sheriff Scott Jones, how the city of Sacramento approaches immigration doesn’t matter — as long as he can keep allowing immigration agents into the county’s detention center and can contract with the federal government to detain immigrants.
Immigration officials are halting publishing a weekly report that names cities that don’t comply with requests to hold people beyond their release dates. They had published three reports — all with significant errors.
Federal authorities had previously granted Guadalupe Garcia permission to stay in the US. There is a federal civil rights case against Phoenix’s former sheriff and the types of raids that she was swept up in.
President-elect Donald Trump has clarified his threat to deport undocumented immigrants. Early in the campaign he threatened to remove all of an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants. Now he says only those with criminal records will be removed, which he places at two to three million people.
Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke Jr. is on the shortlist to lead the Department of Homeland Security in Trump’s administration. But his record is of deep concern to immigrants and their advocates who have been battling his policies for years.
Ravi Ragbir, from his office at Judson Memorial Church in New York City, says immigrants shouldn't go into hiding. That's why he's keeping his scheduled check-in with immigration agents, even if it means he might be deported to Trinidad.