Category: Federal Enforcement

Frustrated, overtaxed Border Patrol agents have this to say

El PASO – Border Patrol supervisors were so overwhelmed by the number of immigrants taken into custody along the Southwest border this spring they resorted to an unorthodox way to accelerate their release: They gave agents pre-checked and pre-signed medical…
Idaho music event canceled amid immigration enforcement fear

JEROME, Idaho (AP) — A music festival in southern Idaho has been canceled because organizers say they feared potential raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. The music festival called the El Tour de Idaho de Los Inquietos was supposed…
Inside Trump’s Psychological War on Immigrants

What if you launched a massive immigration sweep—and almost no one got swept up? Gotcha! President Trump is a master showman, the PT Barnum, sucker-born-every-minute, carnival barker of American politics. He’s also someone who likes to create chaos and scare…
When ICE Raids Homes

“You should be uncomfortable. You should look over your shoulder,” Thomas Homan, the acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), said during a hearing before Congress in June 2017. “You need to be worried. No population is off the…
What is Amazon’s Role in the US Immigration Crackdown?

Immigration activists rallied this week in eight cities – including at the New York City residence of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, delivering 270,000 petitions to demand that the company cut ties with United States immigration authorities. As Amazon began its…
Trump administration plans immigration enforcement operation

CHICAGO (AP) — The Trump administration is moving forward with a nationwide immigration enforcement operation targeting migrant families, despite loud opposition from Democrats and questions over whether it’s the best use of resources given the crisis at the border. The…
Reporters get a tour of a new facility for migrant minors in Texas

CARRIZO SPRINGS, Texas – The song was bittersweet. A teacher was leading 44 migrant girls in the chorus of “El Alfarero,“ which means “The Potter” in English. “Quiero una sonrisa cuando todo va mal,” the children sang in Spanish, which…