Migrants out migrants in: The revolving door of US immigration policy

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White House planning large-scale raids targeting undocumented migrants

May 13, 2016

“Immigration officials will be conducting another round of large-scale raids aimed at Central Americans who illegally crossed the border in the last two years, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

“The new round will target people who were part of a surge of Central Americans who showed up at the U.S.-Mexico border, many of them saying they were fleeing soaring gang violence and threats on their lives.

“The DHS said in a statement to Fox News Latino that the raids are part of the agency’s priorities for enforcement, which include convicted criminals, national security threats and, in the case of the Central Americans, “recent border crossers.”…

Continue reading: White House planning large-scale raids targeting undocumented migrants – http://fxn.ws/1UZ6QDC

200 Undocumented immigrants arrive at Sacred Heart Catholic Church

May 10, 2016

“They have just been released from the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and are now traveling to other places in the United States…”

 

On the Texas-Mexico border, in the Rio Grande Valley, US Border Patrol (USBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) apprehend immigrants when they cross the border illegally and later, after processing, release them to local church shelters.

ICE usually wants to make sure these immigrants have bus tickets to points north before releasing them to a Catholic church shelter. But ICE has also been known to simply dump off immigrants (by the busload) at the nearest Greyhound bus station after processing them.

 

 

 

 

Photos: Immigrants arrive at Sacred Heart shelter tagged with tracking devices – http://www.valleycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=1207065#.VcVnh51Viko

Immigrants released wearing GPS bracelets (via @kgbt) http://www.valleycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=1131933#.VcVm651Viko

US-Mexico Border Wall https://youtu.be/Q3ylv734RnA 

Sacred Heart Catholic Church – Immigrant Assistance – In The News – http://sacredheartchurch-mcallen.org/immigrant-assistance/in-the-news/

Catholic leaders back Obama in immigration case http://www.cruxnow.com/cns/2016/04/23/catholic-leaders-back-obama-in-immigration-case/

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