More undocumented non-criminal immigrants fear arrest
- Author: Alfonso Moody May 18, 2017,
May 18, 2017, 17:40
Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan said in a statement that the agency is now focusing on people with criminal records, to whom US President Donald Trump has described as "bad guys" during his presidential election campaign.
As America's Voice executive director Frank Sharry said earlier today, in order to justify their inhumane actions, "these guys spin, distort, exaggerate, and dissemble nearly as much as the President they work for".
More than 41,000 people have been arrested since President Donald Trump signed a pair of sweeping executive orders targeting illegal immigration.
"All individuals who enter ICE custody receive a comprehensive medical screening within 12 hours", ICE spokesman Bryan Cox said.
But ICE officials say there should be no delineation between criminals and non-criminals, despite Trump's executive order giving clear "priority" to "aliens convicted of any criminal offense", when it comes to undocumented immigrants. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Kice added as a way of encouraging victims and witnesses to come forward, "the agency works closely with state and local law enforcement to see that foreign nationals who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking crimes are informed about the availability of special visas to enable them to remain in the U.S".
According to a news release from ICE, 58-year-old Atulkumar Patel was detained on May 10 after arriving at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport without the necessary immigration documents. In Obama's final year in office, 92% of people arrested by ICE in the country had a criminal record. "This agency's comprehensive review will be conducted by ICE senior leadership to include Enforcement and Removal Operations, the Office of Professional Responsibility and the Office of the Principal Legal Advisor".More news: Mbombo: Nurses form the backbone of health profession
She was released and given three months to plan her return to Mexico, a country she left as a young girl. "I understand that they want to fix everything, you know, but they are going after the wrong people".
"This administration has sought to create a lot of fear and anxiety in immigrant communities to the point where they've stoked fears that taking your child to the doctor or school could result in deportation", Healey said in an interview.
We are prepared to lead the resistance to Trump's immoral anti-immigrant policies.
The number of people deported from the USA has declined under President Donald Trump.
Throughout his campaign and into his tenure as president, Trump has regularly associated immigrants with criminality, despite data to the contrary, and repeatedly called for increased deportations. ICE arrested 21,362 illegal aliens from Inauguration Day through March 13, about 33 percent more than number of immigration arrests made in same period in 2016.
The data from ICE is only part of the arrest and deportation landscape.