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Companies that work with ICE
Companies that work with ICE

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ICE  corporations 
27 days ago by Quercki
Edelman PR drops GEO Group after employee revolt at the prospect of laundering the reputation of private US concentration camps / Boing Boing
How bad is GEO Group? Put it this way: the following banks believe the company is too dirty to do business with: "SunTrust, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, BNP Paribas and Wells Fargo."
GEO  immigration  ICE  PR 
11 weeks ago by Quercki
(10) Angie Buchanan - Wow. Here’s your back up for the arguments about...
Michelle Martin, PhD Cal State Fullerton summed up the most important FACTS:

There is so much misinformation out there about the Trump administration's new "zero tolerance" policy that requires criminal prosecution, which then warrants the separating of parents and children at the border. Before responding to a post defending this policy, please do your research...As a professor at a local Cal State, I research and write about these issues, so here, I'll make it easier for you:

Myth: This is not a new policy and was practiced under Obama and Clinton - FALSE. The policy to separate parents and children is new and was instituted on 4/6/2018. It was the brainchild of John Kelly and Stephen Miller to serve as a deterrent for undocumented immigration, approved by Trump, and adopted by Sessions. Prior administrations detained migrant families, but didn’t have a practice of forcibly separating parents from their children unless the adults were deemed unfit.…/press-rele…/file/1049751/download…
children  refugees  separate  ICE  Trump  2019  facts 
july 2019 by Quercki
Detaining immigrants is big business / Boing Boing
how lucrative the business of detaining immigrant asylum-seekers in the United States has become.

“In 2018 alone, for-profit immigration detention was a nearly $1 billion industry underwritten by taxpayers and beset by problems that include suicide, minimal oversight, and what immigration advocates say uncomfortably resembles slave labor,” write the Beast's Spencer Ackerman and Adam Rawnsley.

Excerpt from '$800 Million in Taxpayer Money Went to Private Prisons Where Migrants Work for Pennies' --
immigration  ICE  private  prison  profit  taxes 
january 2019 by Quercki
Oakland Review Agency Exonerates Police Chief Over False Statements Regarding ICE Raid | East Bay Express
According to Oakland's Community Police Review Agency, Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick did nothing wrong when she made multiple false and inaccurate statements about an ICE raid that OPD officers assisted in August 2017.

CPRA Executive Director Anthony Finnell closed the case and informed the Oakland Police Commission at its meeting last night about his findings.

But several commissioners expressed frustration with the results because of Finnell's refusal to explain exactly why he cleared Kirkpatrick, despite the existence of video in which the chief made false statements.

Commissioners also questioned why it took a year to complete the investigation.

And in a surprising revelation, Finnell also told police commissioners last night that they're not allowed to look at the contents of CPRA investigative files, even though they're tasked with reviewing cases and approving the CPRA's findings — and determining whether Finnell and his investigators are doing their jobs correctly.
Oakland  Police  Commission  Anne_Kickpatrick  lies  ICE 
november 2018 by Quercki
The Sustained Work of Activists Pushed This California County to Cut Ties With ICE
In Contra Costa County, activists succeeding in getting ICE out.

Sheriff David Livingston has asked ICE to begin the process of removing undocumented immigrants from the West County Detention Facility in Richmond, California. It is now the third area in California to end its contract with ICE, according to the Los Angeles Time. Livingston said the decision to end the contract, which began in 2009, is because it’s not financially sustainable and because of increased scrutiny. For months, demonstrators showed up to protest the jail, which holds about 200 undocumented immigrants a day. One protest even attracted more than 1,000 people.

“Managing protests in Richmond [has] become expensive and time-consuming for our staff,” he said. “And to be very fair, one must acknowledge a growing chorus of community groups and individuals, from both within and outside the county, that have focused on undocumented immigrants’ issues. And they raise important concerns.”

While ICE says this means that detainees will now be further away from their families, “reducing the opportunities for in-person family visitation and attorney coordination.” But a staff attorney with Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus said that ICE can do something to help families. “ICE is acting as if their hands are tied,” she said. “It’s truly on them for detaining people in the first place.”
ICE  Richmond  immigration 
july 2018 by Quercki
Donate to Freedom for Immigrants (formerly CIVIC) :: Powered by Aplos
On July 10, 2018, the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office announced that it is ending its contract with ICE at the West County Detention Facility in Richmond, California.

While we are fighting for a just and responsible closure of the immigration wing — meaning fighting for everyone detained in West County Detention Facility to be released — hundreds of people detained there need your help today to reunite with their families.

ICE is rapidly transferring people detained at West County to Colorado and other places that are far from their attorneys and families - and in some cases, to courts that follow a harsher interpretation of immigration law. ICE is moving at lightening speed, and so must we. We are coordinating with local attorneys and legal services organizations to bond people out quickly, so they can continue their case in San Francisco immigration court and and fight from freedom.
immigration  contra_costa_county  Richmond  ICE 
july 2018 by Quercki
Libby Schaaf's Moment | East Bay Express
Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin tweeted, "Thank you @LibbySchaaf for your strong leadership for justice and sanctuary for Oakland and East Bay residents." State Sen. Scott Wiener D-San Francisco, added, "If @LibbySchaaf is prosecuted for protecting her constituents against Trump's extreme immigration agenda, she will be the first political prisoner of the Trump era. And not the last. Get ready to fight."

But Schaaf's decision to warn about the ICE raids — along with her earlier declaration that she's willing to be jailed to protect immigrants' rights — was more than just politically shrewd. It was the right thing to do. Trump's immigration crackdown and his racist rhetoric have been deplorable — and dangerous.

Oakland, Berkeley, and other liberal cities have long had sanctuary policies primarily because of health and public safety concerns. Local political leaders have understood for years that we want undocumented immigrants who have been victims or witnesses of crime to come forward without fear of being deported. We want undocumented people who are sick — especially those with a communicable illness — to go to health clinics or hospitals. We want undocumented parents to send their children to school and not live their lives on the street. That's what it means to be a sanctuary city. And Schaaf sent undocumented immigrants living in Oakland an unambiguous message that she's got their backs.
Libby_Schaaf  immigration  ICE  Trump 
march 2018 by Quercki
Oakland police chief faces council over details of August immigration raid | Oakland North
Questions regarding Oakland Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick’s truthfulness about police cooperation in an immigration home raid in West Oakland this summer were on the minds of many in the chambers at Tuesday’s city council meeting, but those would have to wait nearly four hours and more than 30 agenda items until the issue was finally heard.

The agenda item was only an informational report, yet it was the first time Kirkpatrick had to answer publicly to the city council regarding an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) home raid on August 16, for which Oakland police officers provided traffic enforcement. That morning ICE agents raided a home on 27th Street to serve a sealed criminal search warrant as part of a federal criminal investigation into human trafficking, according to Homeland Security Investigations (a division of ICE) Special Agent in Charge Ryan Spradlin. No one was arrested during the raid in connection with a crime, but according to federal ICE documents, Oakland resident Santos de Leon was arrested after an ICE agent asked if he “had legal status to reside in the United States,” to which he said no.  He is currently out of detention on civil immigration bond, but faces a potential deportation for “unlawful presence,” according to Brian Hofer, chair of Oakland’s Privacy Commission.
Oakland  police  Anne_Kirkpatrick  ICE  immigration  truth  lies 
december 2017 by Quercki
Why Oakland Should Cut Off ICE | East Bay Express
Under the traditional definition of human trafficking for forced labor, there have been no successful federal court prosecutions from Oakland in the past ten years, according to the Express' database search of court records. And under the expanded definition, there has only been one. In that 2009 case, owners of an auto glass store chain, which included a shop in Oakland, were convicted of "harboring" — of hiding their undocumented workers from HSI/ICE. But there was no indication that they transported undocumented immigrants or forced them to do labor.
Oakland  police  ICE  liars  trafficking 
november 2017 by Quercki
Complaint Filed Against Oakland Police Chief for False Statements | East Bay Express
Eight Oakland residents, including Brian Hofer, chair of the city's privacy advisory commission, filed a complaint against Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick on Monday for allegedly making false statements.

The complaint, lodged with the Citizens Police Review Board, alleges that Kirkpatrick made at least three false statements about an Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation that involved the search of a West Oakland residence on Aug. 16.

At least two Oakland police officers assisted ICE during the raid by blocking off the street to through traffic.
Oakland  police  immigration  ICE  Anne_Kirpatrick  lies 
november 2017 by Quercki
Homeland Security Cancels Massive Roundups of Undocumented Immigrants - NBC News
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's Department of Homeland Security had planned nationwide raids to target 8,400 undocumented immigrants later this month, according to three law enforcement officials and an internal document that described the plan as "the largest operation of its kind in the history of ICE," an acronym for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

But after NBC News reported the plans late Thursday, the agency issued a statement saying it had cancelled nationwide enforcement actions due to Hurricane Irma and the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey.

"While we generally do not comment on future potential law enforcement actions, operational plans are subject to change based on a variety of factors," ICE spokesman Sarah Rodriguez said in a statement.
#resistanceworks  immigration  raid  DACA  ICE  Homeland_Security 
september 2017 by Quercki
Town hall crowds to GOP: We live here, we're not paid, and we're not going away - Shareblue
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer attempted to add additional weight to the false characterizations at a recent press conference: “There is a bit of professional protester, manufactured-base in there,” he said, providing no evidence. “Just because they’re loud, doesn’t necessarily mean that there are many.”
To debunk these false characterizations, people at town halls are demonstrating that they are, in fact, constituents, in numerous heartening ways.
In Colorado, voters lifted up their state identifications:

In Virginia, constituents wore name tags with their zip codes:

In Arkansas, citizens simply told their senator where they lived:
GOP  paid  protest  false_accusation  healthcare  immigration  ICE 
april 2017 by Quercki
(37) George Raya - A complete video recording of Sacramento County...
George Raya was live — with Bernard Marks and Al Rojas in Sacramento, California.
March 28 at 5:37pm ·
A complete video recording of Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones' Town Hall on Immigration, with Thomas Homan, Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Audience questions begin at 20:30. Among the persons who spoke/asked questions were: Holocaust survivor Bernard Marks (24:00); Al Rojas (27:00); Darrell Steinberg (37:00; Kevin de Leon (44:00) and many others.
Dov_Marks  ICE  Sacramento  Sheriff 
april 2017 by Quercki
Can Customs and Border Protection Agents at JFK Demand to See ID? - The Atlantic
The Supreme Court held in 1984 that “while most citizens will respond to a police request, the fact that people do so, and do so without being told they are free not to respond, hardly eliminates the consensual nature of the response.”
law  authoritarianism  ICE  TSA 
february 2017 by Quercki
Lawyers say ICE agents falsified documents to justify detaining a Dreamer and DACA recipient
Twenty-three-year-old Daniel Ramirez Medina was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents last week for being in the Seattle apartment of his father, whom agents were targeting for arrest. While apprehending his father, authorities also detained Ramirez, who was born in Mexico and came to the U.S. when he was seven. But it seems they ran into a little problem: He's here legally under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program and also has no criminal record. Oops!

That's when ICE agents appear to have totally fabricated Ramirez's gang affiliation so they could justify arresting him in what his attorney calls "one of the most serious examples of governmental misconduct" he's ever seen. (Also, if true, easily one of the most embarrassing examples. Look at that document above—it looks like a two-year-old experimenting with an eraser got ahold of Ramirez’s statement.)

Ramirez's lawyers have a filed a case challenging Ramirez’s detention in a US District Court in Seattle, but the Department of Justice is claiming the federal court has no jurisdiction over a matter being handled in immigration courts.
ICE  dreamer  immigration  lies 
february 2017 by Quercki

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