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The Tune Up Cafe closed in support of “A Day Without Immigrants” on Thursday

18 February, 2017

The immigrant's attorneys said he has no criminal convictions, the gang claim is not true, and claimed he was "repeatedly pressured by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to falsely admit affiliation", The Times reported.

DHS Secretary John Kelly said Immigration and Customs Enforcement targeted immigrants who are a threat to public safety, including convicted criminals and gang members.

The list also includes the arrests of 36 others after ICE raids took place across NY this past week.

There are a lot of people like that the general public doesn't know about, who we are trying to get because of domestic and global security concerns.

Castro said the only exception was Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients - immigrants who came to the United States at a young age and have been protected under a program established by former President Barack Obama.

As news of the ICE raids spread, Gabby Hernandez from PODER (People Organizing for the Defense and Equal Rights of Santa Barbara Youth) said she began receiving panicked phone calls from the county's undocumented community about house raids and roving checkpoints. Tune into KOB Eyewitness News 4 at 10 for more on those concerns. The Associated Press reported February 17 that the president is considering using the National Guard to detain unauthorized immigrants, a charge the White House quickly denied. HOWEVER, it should strike every person in the United States as incredibly alarming that the President is removing individuals charged with a criminal offense or who act in a way that could potentially constitute a criminal offense.

To qualify, an immigrant needs to have come to the US before age 16, to have kept a relatively clean record and to have attempted to finish high school or earn an equivalent degree.

Garcia de Rayos and Puente Arizona, a migrant justice organization in Phoenix, had anticipated that things might go differently for her during this year's check-in, her lawyer said.

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Rosemary Jenks, government relations manager for NumbersUSA, which supports stricter enforcement, said it should be an easy ruling against Mr. Ramirez. He also announced the creation of "a new office in Homeland Security dedicated to the forgotten American victims of illegal immigrant violence, of which there are many", he said.

Members of Congress said a government immigration official told them that nearly all undocumented immigrants are "fair game" for arrest and deportation.

"This is incredible", Millona said as she watched the room quickly fill.

"We live in a community that has a lot of people that are impacted by deportations and immigration and personally my nephew has been detained", said Holiday. They visited an immigration detention center as well as a church-run facility that helps migrants. Needless to say, most of us would be eligible for removal.

A Latino waiter in downtown Portland who also did not want to be identified, said that anxiety is causing many of his acquaintances to change their behavior.

"This is what Donald Trump said he was going to do", the judge said.

Kaper-Dale said he has talked to town officials in Highland Park about possibly allowing Nixle alerts, which notify local people of emergencies, to also include information about ICE activity in the area.

The congressman said families are scared they'll be separated from their loved ones in these efforts and a lack of transparency is "creating chaos" across the country because no one knows who's being targeted.

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