Man Detained by ICE in Ithaca on Administrative Immigration Violations

Man Detained by ICE in Ithaca on Administrative Immigration Violations

I spoke with Phillip O’Driscoll of Central New York’s Spectrum News about the recent ICE arrest in Ithaca.

Unfortunately, cases like this one are not uncommon, and there are a variety of ways by which ICE can act on its own to arrest someone even if they do live in a sanctuary city.

Watch the interview or read more about this story with Spectrum News, the Cornell Daily Sun, or the Ithaca Voice.

Trump’s Quiet Reversal on Deporting Young Undocumented Immigrants

Trump’s Quiet Reversal on Deporting Young Undocumented Immigrants

I spoke with Priscilla Alvarez about DACA students being deported for leaving United States. Although Trump has not immediately axed the DACA program as he pledged, DACA recipients are still at risk of being deported. Without advanced permission, known as advance parole, leaving the country is effectively abandoned DACA status. If DACA holders return, they are returning illegally and can be subject to deportation proceedings.

Visit The Atlantic to read the full analysis of the Trump administration’s actions related to the DACA program.

The Seattle Dreamer may go free but immigration activists might have already lost

The Seattle Dreamer may go free but immigration activists might have already lost

Seattle “Dreamer”, Daniel Medina, was released today after almost 7 weeks in detention. While this is a major short term victory, Vice News explains why Daniel Medina’s victory in immigration courts was not the original goal.

https://news.vice.com/story/the-seattle-dreamer-may-go-free-but-immigration-activists-might-have-already-lost

 

Can churches provide legal sanctuary to undocumented immigrants?

Can churches provide legal sanctuary to undocumented immigrants?

Discussions about sanctuary movements conflate many approaches. Places of worship are sensitive locations, but they are not exempt from enforcement. With the correct warrant, ICE can arrest anywhere.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/17/us/immigrants-sanctuary-churches-legality-trnd/

Trump keeps DACA but chips away at barriers to deportation

Trump keeps DACA but chips away at barriers to deportation

DACA remains in tact for now, but the grounds for deportation are broadening. Undocumented immigrants will have a harder time defending themselves when in removal proceedings. They are not entitled to a court-appointed attorney, the standard rules of evidence do not apply, and hearsay can come in.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/21/politics/daca-dreamers-donald-trump-both-ways/