U.S. Immigration Officials Round Up Dozens of Illegal Immigrants in Southern California, Many of Them Violent Felons, In Largest Sweep of the Year

U.S. Immigration Officials Round Up Dozens of Illegal Immigrants in Southern California, Many of Them Violent Felons, In Largest Sweep of the Year

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers took a total of 212 people into custody during a five-day immigration sweep at business sites in southern California this week.  In all, ICE officers inspected 122 businesses in a worksite enforcement operation around Los Angeles conducted from last Sunday to Thursday. Of the 212 immigrants taken into custody, 195 of them were convicted criminals that had been issued final orders of removal and failed to leave the country, or had been previously removed…

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Arrests of Both Criminal and Noncriminal Immigrants Up After First Year of Trump Administration

Arrests of Both Criminal and Noncriminal Immigrants Up After First Year of Trump Administration

Arrests of noncriminal immigrants more than doubled last year under the Trump administration according to a new analysis by The Washington Post.  According to the report 37,734 noncriminal immigrants were detailed in 2017. Arrests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials of undocumented immigrants have increased by 40% in President Trump’s first year in office. The number of immigrants who were convicted of crimes last year, 105,736, was also a small increase. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has instructed the Justice Department…

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Washington State to No Longer Require Place-of-Birth Information to Obtain Driver’s Licenses

Washington State to No Longer Require Place-of-Birth Information to Obtain Driver’s Licenses

Washington state will no longer ask residents to list their place of birth on documents given to obtain driver’s licenses the state said.  The move comes after it was revealed that the state’s licensing department was providing residents’ personal information to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials that could be used to identify and deport immigrants in the state. Washington is one of a few states that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses.  Governor Jay Inslee signed an executive order…

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