The legal logic behind taking children from their mothers — Quartz

The Trump administration said this week it’s prosecuting every immigrant caught entering the US illegally, a policy that will likely result in the separation of children from their parents while their legal cases unfurl. Critics have denounced it as a particularly cruel and mean-spirited tactic. It appears to be motivated by a coldly-calculated strategy to bypass legal protections for immigrant families and unaccompanied children. Donald Trump is fixated on ending “catch-and-release” polices. Under them, apprehended immigrants who have a right to be heard in court, such as asylum seekers, are…

ICE says Marion County released illegal immigrant from jail; County says ICE failed to do its job

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A battle is brewing between the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Marion County over the release of a woman from jail who the federal agency said is an illegal immigrant.  Juana Loa-Nunez is accused of driving and hitting Indianapolis kindergarten teacher Jessica Parks on her way to school Monday.  She made bond Thursday even as ICE went through channels to tell the Marion County Jail that the agency wanted to take her into custody to begin the deportation process back to Mexico. ICE also said Marion County Sheriff’s…

Immigration Doubts Follow Texas Democratic Governor Hopefuls

Immigration Doubts Follow Texas Democratic Governor Hopefuls  U.S. News & World Report Lupe Valdez, Andrew White Clash Over Abortion, Immigration In Debate  KERA News Democratic candidates for Texas governor tackle immigration, education  KXAN.com Lupe Valdez, Andrew White spar over immigration, abortion in their only debate  Dallas News Full coverage Source link