Illinois sheriffs sued the state attorney general Monday over a law prohibiting police from arresting anyone based solely on their immigration status, which the sheriffs argue forces them to choose between enforcing state or federal law but not both.
The agents barged into a Brooklyn, N.Y., restaurant and nabbed Maria De Los Angel Sanz Pimentel, a Dominican immigrant without a work visa, according to a video posted on Twitter. ‘I don’t know why they used violence,” her sister said.
The Trump administration plans to begin taking DNA samples from migrants crossing the border or held in detention for use in a federal criminal database. The new rule is certain to be challenged in court.
Intensifying enforcement in sanctuary cities, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has begun 24-hour-a-day surveillance operations around the homes and workplaces of undocumented immigrants. At least 500 agents have been assigned to intensive activities.
The election of far-right, anti-immigrant leaders in Italy coincided with an increase in hate crimes. A new study suggests the direct association between xenophobic political rhetoric and racist acts operates in other places as well.
Legislators in Maryland and Washington state are debating proposals to restrict private detention facilities. In California, local officials blocked plans for the creation of two of three such centers that ICE pushed despite a new state law intended to prevent them.