Saturday, December 7, 2019

Senate Confirms Sarah Saldaña as Head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency

This week, the Senate confirmed Sarah Saldaña, as the new head of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE). Saldaña is a Dallas based federal prosecutor and will become the first Latina to lead the agency responsible for enforcing federal laws regarding border control, customs, trade and immigration. In a statement regarding Saldaña’s confirmation, […]

U.S. to Begin Reviews and Trainings over Deportation Cases

The media is reporting that the  Department of Homeland Security will begin reviewing the backlog of deportation cases in the country and also started training enforcement agents and prosecuting lawyers in an effort to prioritize the expulsion of the most dangerous criminals versus those with no criminal record. The New York Times reported yesterday that, […]

Program Meant to Focus on Serious Offenders Expanding Scope and Priorities

  A new report from the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), a nonpartisan think tank, examines how jurisdictions are using the 287(g) program.  The program authorizes the Federal government to enter agreements with state and local law enforcement to act as immigration law enforcement officers.  The purpose of 287(g) is to concentrate on removing immigrants who […]