17 Sep Latest Immigration News
Here are some of the things that immigration lawyers and advocates are talking about today.
President Trump to Appeal Court’s Census Decision: President Trump intends to appeal the decision of three federal judges in New York who ruled last week that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, whose agency oversees the U.S. Census Bureau, may not exclude people who are in the U.S. unlawfully when submitting 2020 census figures. This decision is incredibly important since the 2020 census figures will be used to calculate how many congressional seats each state receives. This case is likely to ultimately end up being heard by the Supreme Court.
Allegations of Forced Medical Procedures: Were immigrant woman detained at a privately run detention center in Georgia really forced to undergo gynecological procedures without fully understanding or consenting to them? Congress and the Department of Homeland Security are investigating after a nurse at the facility turned whistleblower made these shocking allegations.
ICE Makes Arrest on Church Grounds: An undocumented immigrant who lives on church grounds where he works as a caretaker was arrested by ICE and is now facing deportation. His family says he was coaxed out of the church after being told that ICE officers just wanted to make sure that his GPS monitor was working. He is awaiting deportation back to Indonesia in an ICE detention facility after living in the U.S. for three decades.
ICE Deports Witness in Sexual Assault Investigation: ICE has deported a crucial witness in an ongoing investigation into reports of sexual misconduct at an immigrant detention center in El Paso, TX. The woman, who is a citizen of Mexico, had recently spoken out about abuse at the facility to law enforcement, reporters and lawyers. At least two other women have also come forward with assault allegations. Stay tuned to see if they are also deported.
Former DHS Employee Speaks Out: A former U.S. Department of Homeland Security employee discussed her former agency actions: separating children from their parents, gassing peaceful protesters, allegedly forcing migrant woman to have hysterectomies while denying other needed medical care, etc.