Deportation Dragnet

Watch Arianna Huffington Tell Former Obama Adviser That Record Deportations Are a 'Tragedy'

Huffington reminded the former Obama advisor that deporting someone means sending them back to a different country and separating them from their families.

ACLU Obtains Emails That Prove ICE Officials Set Deportation Quotas

U.S. immigration officials laid out plans last year that would ratchet up expulsions of immigrants convicted of minor crimes as part of an urgent push to make sure the government would not fall short of its criminal deportation targets.

A Painfully Ironic Day For Boy Whose Dad Awaits Deportation

President Obama’s landmark speech on immigration came on the same day 11-year-old José Garcia’s father was scheduled to be deported.

Los Angeles Sheriff Will No Longer Turn Over Low-Level Offenders to Immigration

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca said Wednesday he will no longer honor federal requests to hold some undocumented immigrants.

Univision Anchor Cites Deportation Investigation to Obama

Univision anchor Maria Elena Salinas cited a investigation that found there is an estimated 5,100 children in foster care who face barriers to family reunification because their mother or father is in detention or has been deported.

Funny or Die Brings You Jan Brewer's 'Self-Deportation Station'

Actress Mary Steenburgen does such a good job at impersonating Jan Brewer that you won’t know whether to laugh or cry after watching this video.

Deported Father Returns to Fight For His Children in Exceptional Case

Felipe Montes is one of thousands of deported or detained parents fighting to keep custody of their U.S. citizen children. He has won a rare chance at the due process child courts grant everyone else.

Deported Dad Wins Rare 'Parole' to Re-Enter Country for Custody Hearing

The highly unusual reprieve from ICE follows intense public scrutiny of Felipe Montes’ case since broke the story of his family’s separation.

DREAMers Send Themselves to Detention, And Find So Many More DREAMers Behind Bars

The Obama administration refuses to follow its own deportation policies, and activists are calling the president out on it.

Judge Terminates Detained Mom's Rights, Allows Missouri Couple to Adopt

On Wednesday a Missouri juvenile court judge terminated a Guatemalan woman’s rights to her 5-year-son because they believe she abandoned her child when she was imprisoned after a 2007 immigration sting at a poultry processing plant.

Michelle Obama: 'We Cannot Continue to Let Families be Broken Apart'

First lady Michelle Obama discussed a wide range of issues on Univision’s “Al Punto” this past weekend. The large part of the discussion centered around Latinos and immigration reform.

House Bill Would Keep Kids of Deported Parents With Families

The “Help Separated Families Act of 2012” intends to keep children of detained or deported parents united with their families.

U.S. Citizen Wrongly Imprisoned Due to Secure Communuties Sues FBI and DHS

The lawsuit is the first litigation challenging Secure Communities.

Somehow Kelly Ripa Managed to Make a Deportation Joke While the First Lady Double Dutched

First Lady Michelle Obama went on Live! With Kelly Monday morning and she double Dutched in wide-legged pants!

NYT Report: 300,000 U.S. Citizen Children Follow Parents to Mexico

The mass deportation of parents means that many families are left with no choice but to relocate children from their homes in U.S.

DREAMers Welcome Obama's Immigration Shift, But Pledge Caution

Activists have long been accustomed to being burned by Obama.

A Deported Dad's Father's Day Letter to His Sons

After Felipe Montes was deported to Mexico, his three sons were taken away by North Carolina’s foster care system. Here’s his heartfelt letter to his boys.

'TRUST Act' Legislation to Reform 'Secure Communities' Advances in California Senate

On Tuesday, by a vote of 5 to 2, the California State Senate’s Public Safety Committee approved the new version of AB 1081, also known as the TRUST Act.

California Lawmakers Propose Changes to Deportation Program

California lawmakers will decide Tuesday whether to set strict limits on how local law enforcement agencies participate in a controversial federal immigration program, Secure Communities.

Record Number of Deportations Continue Despite U.S. Review of Backlog

Fewer than 2% of all pending deportation cases (411,000 of them) have been stopped despite reviews.