Religious conservatives and law-enforcement officers who were uncomfortable with family separations may be open to immigration reform.
"Every time the van stopped to pick up another deportee, I was sure someone would come on board, point at me and say, 'Not that guy—he's a veteran.'"
In theory, a prosecutor in Texas could bring charges against a Trump official on behalf of a separated child or parents. It's "a high threshold" but not impossible, said a human-rights expert.
Biden's boss Barack Obama was called the "Deporter in Chief." Immigrants and their advocates want to see what the new president does on immigration reform.
Even assuming a log-jammed Congress, there are still avenues for Biden to single-handedly provide temporary protection for millions of immigrants.
Mass amnesty with no increase in border security and the promise of less enforcement will have one side effect: unifying and galvanizing Republicans.
Joe Biden has also pledged to add more immigration judges and provide aid to Central and South American countries to help stop the flow of migrant refugees into the United States.
"You should sit this one out," former Democratic presidential hopeful Julián Castro wrote.
It's unclear why the driver hit them, how many people were hit, the extent of their injuries or whether the driver will face any charges.
"They don't treat us like immigrants. They treat us like prisoners," one accuser said in a recent report. "I don't know why they force us to go back to a country that is not stable right now. People die every day."
"ICE should listen to the medical and public health experts who want the agency to stop terrorizing our communities and deporting harmless people during this pandemic. It's needless, cruel, and undermines the COVID-19 containment efforts," Warren tweeted on Wednesday.
Two days before his release date, the inmate fire crew member, who suffered a "traumatic neck injury" while fighting fires, was told he would taken to a detention center.
A reporter for "The New Republic" noticed on Thursday that the @ICEgov Twitter account looked to have been wiped clean.
At least 19 women at the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia have accused a doctor of performing "unnecessary" gynaecological surgeries without their consent.
Local officials said federal law enforcement, not police, fired the gas at protesters gathered outside a building of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Lawmakers have called for a probe following reports from a whistleblower into the treatment of immigrants at an ICE center in Georgia.
The House Committee on Oversight and Reform called for an investigation into "shocking allegations of medical atrocities" at the ICE detention center.
Trucks outfitted with the campaign's message will also drive past the White House and ICE headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said the U.S. "has engaged in a program of mass human rights violations targeting immigrants."
"Given that [Pham's] already worked for ICE within this administration, and this administration has aggressively ramped up targeting of Southeast Asian refugee communities, we don't feel optimistic that there will be a change in how ICE is run," Phi Nguyen said.
Attorneys issued a letter to ICE and Homeland Security Department representatives on Wednesday, detailing alleged violations of detainees' constitutional rights to free religious exercise.
In an interview with Newsweek, DHS Acting Seputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli said believes racial injustice is a problem in the U.S., but that federal officers were right to crack down on "violent agitators."
Homeland Security Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli said the DHS would take "all necessary measures to ensure the safety of its officers and detainees."
In 2019, a total of 2,072 U.S. citizens renounced their citizenship, but in the first six months of 2020, over 5,800 U.S. citizens have done the same—a nearly 180 percent increase.
"We were worried they were going to die," immigration attorney Lisa Knox told Newsweek.
"Immigration Nation" on Netflix contains a no-holds-barred look at the work of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, who reportedly took exception with some scenes in the documentary.
"Iowa's Hispanic community doesn't need any public relations spin from Homeland Security to know ICE is a dangerous," said Juan Manuel Galvez Ibarra.
The detainees said they have serious underlying medical issues that would exasperate their condition if they were to also contract coronavirus.
Leaving the agency, Matthew Albence said, was "an exceptionally hard decision" to make.
The flood was prompted by Jewish political action group Never Again Action, which campaigns to abolish ICE.