Deportation numbers are down, but that doesn't mean immigration enforcement is lying down on the job, he says.
The county had previously limited its work with ICE.
"We're ready to fight."
The November 2014 executive order wasn't totally lost. Here's what is changing.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said "it's a fiction" to accuse his department of not enforcing immigration law.
Policies against local law enforcement cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement are coming under increased scrutiny
That program hasn't been rolled out nationwide, and an ICE official said their appeals to San Francisco officials to work
While Obama's deportation record remains controversial in immigrant communities, he has also used his executive authority
ICE has long pushed for localities to work with them more on immigration enforcement. The principles behind Secure Communities
It's a setback, but immigration advocates are determined to make sure the hard-fought victories of Obama's executive actions
What has happened in Ferguson can either move us forward or push us back. Most of its residents are reasonable, peaceful people who want change. But right now, the fact is whatever happens in Ferguson affects black people everywhere as it relates to this singular issue of deadly police force.
Recent federal court decisions make it clear local law enforcement agencies that detain individuals on the sole authority of an ICE detainer request violate the Fourth Amendment, exposing them to legal liability unless there has been an independent finding of probable cause to justify detention.
Since its inception in 2009, Travis County has deported about 19 immigrants each week -- "leading all counties with the highest percentage of deported non criminals." And The University of Texas at Austin, has been no stranger to these type of issues.
As the NFL scandals keep breaking and a greater degree of attention is placed on violence against women, it is my hope that groups which do not get much attention in this conversation are brought more to the forefront: Native American and immigrant women.