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Trump Administration rapidly trying to set up deportation force

The Washington Post reports that the Trump Administration is moving fast to assemble the deportation force promised by candidate Trump during the campaign. The force would integrate local law enforcement resources and rely on the additional hiring of ICE agents, to be facilitated by the end of polygraph tests and physical fitness tests.
Miami immigration attorney Ilaria Cacopardo handles deportation cases. Contact our office to discuss your immigration options.

Trump administration suspends weekly report on immigration cooperation

The New York Times reports that the Trump administration is suspending the publication of ICE’s weekly immigration report. The report, required by a January executive order, was aimed at spotlighting cities and counties who were not assisting federal agencies with enforcing immigration policies but was said to contain too many inaccuracies.
If you are concerned about your immigration status, contact our Miami immigration attorney Ilaria Cacopardo.

Florida Sheriffs dispute ICE's non-cooperation claims

Florida Sheriffs pushed back against ICE’s “immigration list” singling out counties that are not cooperating with the federal agency to enforce immigration law. The weekly report compiled by ICE since January, lists local enforcement agencies that allegedly don’t comply with ICE’s detainer requests, but Florida Sheriff’s Association argued that they were honoring the requests “within the law.”
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California Senate approves bill protecting residents from deportation

California’s Senate has voted to to approve a bill that would protect local and state enforcement resources from assisting federal agencies such as ICE to deport illegal immigrants. Proponents of the bill argued that 70% of nationwide deportations happen with the cooperation of local enforcement agencies.
The bill, called the California Values Act, also ensures that the state’s residents have access to all vital public services such as schools, hospitals and police, regardless of their immigration status.
If you have any questions about your immigration status in Florida, contact our attorney to discuss your legal options.

As deportation numbers stagnate, signs of shifts in immigration attitudes

Despite the recent focus in the media on deportation policies and ICE raids, the number of illegal immigrants deported under the Trump administration is only slightly larger than under the Obama administration. Mexico’s foreign minister is quoted in The Guardian stating that the number of Mexican nationals deported had slightly fallen since Donald Trump took office.
There are, however, disturbing signs that local enforcement and state officials are shifting attitudes with regards to immigration: in New York, there are reports that the NYPD is is tipping off ICE to court dates of illegal immigrants facing deportation, despite the mayor vowing to maintain New York’s sanctuary city status. In some Southern states like Louisiana and Florida, state officials are considering anti-sanctuary city legislations.
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