As it poises for further immigration initiatives, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is struggling with festering internal divisions between political appointees and career officials over how to enforce laws and handle detainees facing deportation. Read full article here View original memo from ICE
Average time each case takes also greater than any year since 1998
Immigration official responds to criticisms of leaked memo
Guess what AZ did on another homeland security issue – surveillance
Advocates seek new system to determine mental competence, appoint attorney
Two-month total greater than any such period in the agency’s history
A steep drop in deportations has caused U.S. immigration officials to implement controversial new quotas to meet an annual goal. Officials have also backed away from an Obama administration pledge to focus enforcement efforts primarily on illegal immigrants who are dangerous or have violent pasts, CIR and the Washington Post report. >> Read the full
Former drug informant who avoided deportation to Mexico has been released after years in immigration lock-up.
Immigrant advocates pushing for reform of the nation’s immigration laws call on the White House to replace top immigration official.
On March 29, CIR's Andrew Becker reported for the Los Angeles Times on a lawsuit filed by two mentally disabled Mexican immigrants who spent years in detention facilities after completing their sentences. Two days later the two men were released by U.S. immigration authorities. Read an update by Becker in the Times. >> Read the