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City of Chicago Under Review by OIG for Use of Gang Database

March 22nd, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The investigation comes after more than a year of campaigning for Chicago to be a real ‘Sanctuary’ for its residents by, amongst other demands, eliminating the Gang Database. Chicago, IL – Today Inspector General Joseph M. Ferguson announced that the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General will begin a review into […]

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Undocumented Activist Targeted by ICE Asks Immigration Judge to Throw Out Case Based on First Amendment

March 13th, 2018

Maru Mora-Villalpando, a Washington-based organizer facing her first immigration court date, files Motion to Terminate her deportation proceedings, citing First Amendment violations.

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Trump Supreme Court Gives ICE Power to Hold People Indefinitely, Making Private Prisons Millions

February 27th, 2018

  The Supreme Court of the United States ruled today that U.S. Immigration officials can hold people indefinitely, without receiving bond hearings. Carlos Garcia, Mijente member and Executive Director of Puente Human Rights Movement in Arizona, issued the following statement on behalf of the organizations: “The decision of the Supreme Court will have a permanent impact […]

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ICE Targets Undocumented Immigrants Who Share Their Story in the Media

February 26th, 2018

Immigration agents claimed they pursued activist Maru Mora-Villalpando when they found her name and story in a local newspaper, labeling her an “anti-ICE” activist. The Seattle Field office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released documents stating that immigrant rights organizer Maru Mora-Villalpando came to their attention after she “stated that she is ‘undocumented’ in […]

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