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“Immigration activist who says she was victim of retaliation by Border Patrol applies for ‘Dreamer’ protections”
by James Queally
Los Angeles Times
On May 18, Claudia Rueda was arrested outside of her aunt’s home by agents with the United States Customs and Border Protection. The agents claim they were involved in a drug investigation in the area but neither Claudia nor the six other individuals arrested were brought in on drug charges. Rueda believes her detention happened in response to her protest against her mother’s arrest days earlier. Now, Rueda plans on applying for DACA.
“Fate of program to protect
young immigrants still undecided”
by Alicia Caldwell
As of June 16,
the Trump administration remains undecided on the Deferred Action for Parents
of Americans (DAPA) program. Proposed by the Obama administration, DAPA seeks
to protect and assist the immigrant parents of US citizens. However, the
program has yet to be passed. In response to growing concerns around how this
will affect DACA, or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the secretary
of the Department of Homeland Security has assured that DACA “has not changed”
and will remain enforced.
100 Days, ICE Officers Arrested over 41,000 Illegal Immigrants”
number of visa overstays now biggest problem in illegal immigration”
January 22 and April 29, ICE has arrested over 41,000
illegal immigrants on the coattails of President Donald Trump’s executive order
for stricter immigration enforcement. Compared to this time last year, this is
a 37.6% increase in arrests.
“Trump’s immigration crackdown relies
on controversial cellphone tracking device”
used in counterterrorism operations, the controversial device, called a
Stingray, is often used to pinpoint cellphones in a targeted area. The device
does so by imitating a cellphone tower, making cellphone signals appear on the
Stingray rather than on an actual tower. Recently, federal records have
demonstrated that ICE has been using these devices in order to track down
“Key points in Trump's immigration executive orders”
Date: January 26, 2017
Summary: One of the major details is the wall, in which Donald Trump states that it must be explicitly a physical wall or barrier. In regards to deportation, Department of Homeland Security has been instructed to hire 5,000 more agents and 10,000 immigration officers. These officers should be trained in order to interrogate, detain, arrest, and look for non-citizens.