By Kamren Curiel | 02/27/2013 - 13:39
Maricopa County is in the news again for its anti-immigrant practices. A study released last week by Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse found that Maricopa County Jail holds the title for most immigration holds in the country. The study also found that of the nearly one million people detained between 2008 and 2012, 800 were U.S. citizens.
By Kamren Curiel | 02/21/2013 - 13:13
In the midst of President Obama's highly anticipated immigration reform proposal—a leaked version raised GOP concerns for reportedly not tying a pathway to citizenship to new border security measures—a new report found that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detained nearly 1 million people between 2008 and 2012. Of those detained, 800 were American citizens, which is illegal for authorities to do.
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By Mariela Rosario | 10/01/2009 - 12:00
Maria Gurrolla had no idea who the woman was who showed up at her doorstep posing as an immigration official. "She said she was an immigration officer and she was there to arrest her," Gurrolla's cousin said, serving as interpreter for the AP. The unidentified woman pushed her way into the home and proceeded to the kitchen where she grabbed a butcher knife and stabbed Gurrolla repeatedly. Gurrolla ran to her neighbor Eric Peterson's home to plead for help.
By Samantha Leal | 07/29/2009 - 14:19
Being a U.S. citizen and son of a decorated Vietnam veteran, Hector Veloz never expected to find himself captive in an ICE jail. But that's exactly what happened when immigration officials mistook him for an illegal immigrant and threw him into an Arizona jail cell for 13 months starting in 2007.
"It was a nightmare," Veloz, 37, told the San Francisco Chronicle.
By Yuliana Gomez | 01/26/2009 - 16:20
On August 25, 2008, the largest single immigration raid in U.S. history took place in Laurel, Mississippi, at the city’s biggest employer, Howard Industries (which produces commercial and industrial products). That day, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) took into custody nearly 600 Hispanic, undocumented workers.