What DHS Can Do Right Now (PDF). The U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security has many practical options for ensuring that its detention and deportation system does not separate families and force the removal of the members of our communities who, ultimately, should benefit from federal immigration reform legislation. DHS should do three things....
"These priorities shall apply across all ICE programs and shall inform enforcement activity, detention decisions, budget requests and execution, and strategic planning." (John Morton, Asst. Sec. for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, 6/30/10)
Documents the prevalence of constitutional violations committed by immigration agents who, among other things, have forced their way into private residences during pre-dawn hours, without warrants or other legal authority, and seized residents without legal basis, in a pattern suggestive of racial profiling. (Immigration Justice Clinic at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 7/22/09)