US immigration agents double number of workplace raids.
ICE announced that it has doubled the number of workplace raids.
ICE says it conducted 3,410 workplace raids in the past 6 months, up from 1,716 raids the same time a year ago.
The raids have created a crisis for families for families due to lost income.
“All of a sudden, everything is gone and you don’t know what’s going to happen.” – Yahel Salazar, whose husband was arrested by ICE after a slaughterhouse raid.
Agreement Between Refugee Agency and ICE Raises Concerns.
Potential sponsors of unaccompanied migrant children will now have their fingerprints and immigration status inspected by ICE.
The requirement comes from an April 13th agreement signed between ICE and the Office of Refugee Resettlement.
The agencies claim that the information is used to provide for the safety of the children.
Education Secretary Betsy Devos said this week that schools can call ICE on students.
JeanCarlo Jimenez is one of 179 immigrants to die in U.S. custody since 2003. The missteps and errors of ICE and its contractors have led to concerns about the safety of immigrant detainees.
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the indefinite detention of immigrants, a decision that will impact thousands, from lawful permanent residents to asylum seekers and torture victims.
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