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Apprehension/Arrest Policies and Practices


Civil Immigration Enforcement: Priorities for the Apprehension, Detention, and Removal of Aliens (PDF)

"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)

Constitution on ICE: A Report on Immigration Home Raid Operations

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)