The illegal and immoral actions of Homeland Security and I.C.E. - several documented case studies for the idiots at Nicaliving

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Some facts about the incompetency of Homeland Security’s I.C.E. agents, for those morons who are still living in the dark ages and thinking these “pristine agents care about securing our border.” Here’s a few news clips to tell what really goes on with I.C.E. to prove to these propagandists who claim everyone is lying about these “stellar folks” that this is today’s reality!

Monday, October 26, 2009 at 9:38 a.m.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — One immigration agent was accused of running an Internet pornography business and enjoying an improper relationship with an informant. Another let an informant smuggle in a group of illegal immigrants. And in a third case, an agent was investigated for soliciting sex from a witness in a marriage fraud case”

Read more at
http://www.carolinalive.com/news/story.aspx?list=195106&id=367664

SOME DETAINEES DRUGGED FOR DEPORTATION - IMMIGRANTS SEDATED WITHOUT MEDICAL REASON
by Amy Goldstein and Dana Priest | Washington Post Staff Writers
The U.S. government has injected hundreds of foreigners it has deported with dangerous psychotropic drugs against their will to keep them sedated during the trip back to their home country, according to medical records, internal documents and interviews with people who have been drugged.

Read more at
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/nation/specials/immigration/cwc_d4p...

UNJUSTIFIED IMMIGRATION DETENTION REACHES NEW LOWS
A Wednesday New York Times article portrayed the anguish of 30 Haitians that were evacuated from the earthquake in January, only to be greeted by a jail cell upon their arrival to the U.S. One earthquake survivor, Jackson, languished in jail for over two months after being pulled out from beneath the rubble of his destroyed home in Haiti. The article gives voice to yet another story of the inhumane and unnecessary immigration detention system that incarcerates some 30,000 noncitizens daily.

After the New York Times exposed the story, Jackson and the other earthquake survivors were released yesterday, demonstrating just how pointless their incarceration was in the first place.

Read full story here
http://www.aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/unjustified-immigration-deten...

IMMIGRATION OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE RELEASE OF DETAINEES WITH MENTAL DISABILITIES WHO WERE LOST IN DETENTION FOR YEARS
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Five days after a team of civil rights lawyers filed lawsuits on behalf of two immigrants with mental disabilities who were locked up for years after being judged mentally incompetent to understand the proceedings against them, federal officials announced the two men would be released from custody.

Read full story here
http://www.aclu-sc.org/releases/view/103017

ICE RELEASES TWO IMMIGRANTS AFTER COURT FINDS THEIR PROLONGED MANDATORY DETENTION ILLIEGAL
March 26, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: (212) 549-2666; media@aclu.org
HARRISBURG, PA – Immigration and Customs and Enforcement released two immigrants who had been subjected to prolonged immigration detention while pursuing legal challenges to deportation after a court ruled that their continued detention without bond hearings was unlawful. Rather than proceed with bond hearings for the detainees, the government released Elliot Grenade, a lawful permanent resident from Trinidad and Tobago, and Alexander Alli, a lawful permanent resident from Ghana, without requiring them to post any bail – Alli under minimal reporting requirements and Grenade under electronic monitoring. The two men are represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Pennsylvania and Pepper Hamilton LLP.

Read more here
http://www.aclu.org/immigrants-rights/ice-releases-two-immigrants-after-...

AND FOR ANY IDIOTS STILL TRYING TO FABRICATE EXCUSES? HERE'S ICE'S OWN VERSION OF NEEDED CHANGES
http://www.ice.gov/doclib/091005_ice_detention_report-final.pdf

Key Recommendations
•ICE should establish a system of Immigration Detention with the requisite management tools and informational systems to detain and supervise aliens in a setting consistent with assessed risk. ICE should provide programs to the detained population commensurate with assessed need and create capacity within the organization to assess and improve detention operations.

•In coordination with stakeholders, ICE should develop a new set of standards, assessments, and classification tools to inform care, custody restrictions, privileges, programs, and delivery of services consistent with risk level and medical care needs of the population. ICE should expand access to legal materials and counsel, visitation, and religious practice. ICE should also develop unique provisions for serving special populations such as women, families, and asylum seekers.

•ICE should establish a well-managed medical care system, with comprehensive initial assessments to inform housing assignments and ongoing care management. ICE should establish clear standards of care for detainees and monitor conditions systematically.

•ICE should provide federal oversight of key detention operations and track performance and outcomes. It should place expert federal officials on-site to oversee detention operations, to intercede as necessary, and to ensure that there are appropriate grievance and disciplinary processes.

AND FOR MJT, SO HE CAN LEARN WHAT DETENTION MEANS?
"ICE does not have authority to detain aliens for criminal violations. That authority lies exclusively with the Department of Justice, subject to review of the federal courts. For instance, although many aliens who enter illegally have committed a misdemeanor criminal offense in violation of 8 U.S.C. 1325, ICE does not have authority to detain aliens for that criminal violation while criminal proceedings are pending. Instead, the Department of Justice holds that authority. Although ICE has no criminal detention authority, ICE has administrative authority pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act to detain aliens during the removal process.2 Immigration proceedings are civil proceedings and immigration detention is not punishment. Zadvydas v. Davis, 533 U.S. 678, 609 (2001). Conditions of confinement in immigration detention may change based upon a detainee’s criminal and immigration record."

FACT:
"Rather than fill beds with individuals like Jackson or Jerry, the administration should stop its overreliance on costly and unnecessary incarceration and mandate procedures to prevent unjustified detention."

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DHS Report Confirms Serious Civil Rights Problems

DHS Report Confirms Serious Civil Rights Problems With Local Immigration Enforcement Program
April 2, 2010
ACLU Calls For Immediate Termination Of ICE 287(g) Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 2, 2010

CONTACT: (202) 675-2312; media@dcaclu.org

WASHINGTON – A report from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) reveals several critical problems surrounding Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) 287(g) program, which allows certain state and local law enforcement agencies to engage in federal immigration enforcement activities.

Read more here
http://www.aclu.org/immigrants-rights/dhs-report-confirms-serious-civil-...

" the 287(g) program, fundamentally flawed and incompetently administered, presents serious civil rights and civil liberties problems for U.S. citizens and immigrants,” said Joanne Lin, ACLU Legislative Counsel. “ICE has completely shirked its legal duty to train and supervise 287(g) officers and has instead unleashed a slew of unmonitored state and local law officers across America – many of whom are using federal immigration authority as a cloak to engage in racial profiling. The program should be terminated and de-funded.”

Controversial Memo On Immigration Detention Quotas Raises Doubts About ICE Leadership
March 30, 2010
After Meeting With ICE Officials, ACLU Calls For Transparency, Due Process And Detention Reform
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 30, 2010

CONTACT: (202) 675-2312; media@dcaclu.org

WASHINGTON – In response to reports of a controversial Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) memo advocating for immigration detention quotas, the American Civil Liberties Union today called on leaders in Congress and in ICE to establish transparent immigration enforcement and detention policies that respect the rule of law and constitutional values.

The memo, written by the director of ICE’s Detention and Removal Operations (DRO) and disclosed by the Washington Post, directed DRO officers nationwide to boost deportation numbers, make maximum use of detention and detain more people suspected only of unauthorized status. These enforcement priorities are in direct contradiction with those set forth by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano and ICE Assistant Secretary John Morton who have both repeatedly testified, for much of the past year, that ICE’s priority is the deportation of dangerous criminal offenders.

Read more here
http://www.aclu.org/immigrants-rights/controversial-memo-immigration-det...

Proving the "this never happens" or "does this sound reasonable to you" rhetoric is just THAT! RHETORIC to cover abuse. ICE and Homeland Security are long overdue for an investigation by the U.N. Good citizens of the U.S. should be demanding this, if for no other reason, than to provide Homeland Security. Because when you bumble and break laws the way this agency has, you destroy any respect for laws in the U.S. and the safety of its citizens.

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