U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, also known as ICE, led a tour this week of their new immigrant detention center in Texas. The detention center, which will be managed by Florida-based private prison industry corporation The GEO Group, has raised concerns from immigrant advocates.
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A Department of Justice report released Monday indicates that the East Haven, Conn., police department “has engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination against Latinos in violation of the Constitution and federal law.”
Homestead residents and immigrant advocates will deliver a petition with 2,000 signatures Thursday to Miami-Dade County Police Department headquarters, “calling on the department to stop its practice of stopping Latino drivers based on their racial profile.”
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano delivered a speech today at American University about border security, immigration enforcement and her department’s controversial Secure Communities program.
South Florida construction workers tell The Florida Independent that about 40 to 45 men, after weeks of being stiffed out of their wages, were paid with checks issued by Florida Shell Construction at the Northwest Gardens worksite on Thursday.
Broward County construction workers who said Monday that they have not been paid for several weeks of work at a Fort Lauderdale building project are looking at their legal options to recover their wages.
The implementation of a case by case review of at least 300,000 deportation proceedings, announced by the Department of Homeland Security last week, has left room for questions among immigrant advocate groups.
A Tuesday rally in Miami brought out activists upset with the federal government’s Secure Communities immigration enforcement program, as well as residents who say they’ve seen firsthand why Secure Communities doesn’t work.
Immigrant rights organizations will join today in a national day of action in six U.S. cities, including Miami, to deliver a report that documents what they see as Secure Communities abuses, demanding that the Obama administration terminate the immigration enforcement program immediately.
The reaction from different pro-immigrant organizations to President Obama’s speech this week on immigration was mixed, but all tend to agree the administration needs to lead with action.
In his speech President Obama spelled out on his administrations increases…