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Tag: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Immigrants Beating Deportations at Highest Rate in More Than 20 Years, Report

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

More immigrants are successfully beating deportation before a judge, according to new data, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

In fact, the success rate in court is higher than it has been for more than 20 years, according to the Transaction Records Clearinghouse at Syracuse University, which collects and studies federal prosecution records.

Since October, immigration judges rejected about half of the 42,816 deportation cases heard.

Ice defended its actions.

“ICE’s enforcement strategies and policies are designed to prioritize its resources on public safety, national security and border security threats,” said ICE spokeswoman Gillian Christensen. “ICE continues to focus on sensible, effective immigration enforcement that prioritizes the removal of criminal aliens and those apprehended at the border while attempting to unlawfully enter the United States.”

Homeland Security Employee Placed on Paid Leave for Operating Racist, Anti-Gay Website

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

A Homeland Security employee who was exposed for hosting a racist website that advocates for a race war was placed on paid administrative leave while the agency investigates, the Huffington Post reports  on Monday.

Ayo Kimathi, acquisitions officer for ICE, forecasts on his site, War on the Horizon, forecasted an “unavoidable, inevitable clash with the white race.”

Kimathi, who has been with the department since 2009, has been quiet since the case was revealed last week and declined to comment.

His site blasts white people and gay people.

Kimathi was exposed last week by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate groups.

Republican Senator Sessions Slams ICE Director Morton, Calling for His Resignation

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions on Tuesday blasted the performance of ICE Director John Morton and called for his resignation, saying he has failed to enforce immigration law, the Daily Caller reports.

“Mr. Morton can no longer effectively serve at this post, and perhaps more importantly there can be no comprehensive immigration reform as long as he’s the person in charge with enforcing it,” Sessions said, explaining failures to enforce current immigration law.

Sessions and others have criticized the Obama administration of diluting immigration enforcement.

“It’s well documented that the Obama administration has either unilaterally weakened or outright waived the enforcement at the border, at the — in the interior and at the work site and at the welfare office of existing immigration laws,” Sessions explained. “That’s just a fact.”