– Editor’s note:
This issue has been in the news even here in Puget Sound.
– “ICE Officers Told to Take Action Against All Undocumented Immigrants Encountered While on Duty”
“A directive from the head of ICE’s enforcement unit appears to push for tougher action than the Trump administration has publicly promised.”
“The head of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement unit in charge of deportations has directed his officers to take action against all undocumented immigrants they may cross paths with, regardless of criminal histories. The guidance appears to go beyond the Trump administration’s publicly stated aims, and some advocates say may explain a marked increase in immigration arrests,” by Marcelo Rochabrun, Propublica.org.
– “ICE sweeps break up hard-working families”
“In Trump’s first 100 days, ICE has arrested 41,000 people suspected of being here illegally, a 38 percent increase from the same time last year (30,000). Embedded in that number is a 157 percent increase in the arrests of non-criminals — from 4,200 to 10,800, according to ICE numbers,” by Bill Torpy, columnist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
– “Trump Voters Unhappy Their Neighbor Deported”
“A CBS report on Sunday’s “60 Minutes” told the story of illegal immigration and the imperfect system that develops when trying to deal with the issue. The program highlighted the story of Roberto Beristain, who was recently deported to Mexico after living in the U.S. for nearly 20 years.
Friends and neighbors who voted for President Donald Trump expressed regret that Beristain was among those who had been deported, explaining he had become a business owner in the small town of Granger, Ind., and had no criminal record, The Hill reported. Beristain’s wife and children are U.S. citizens,” by Wanda Carruthers.
– UPDATE, July 22, 2017
“Trump’s immigration crackdown is stressing out deployed US troops”
By Vera Bergengruen, McClatchydc.com.