May 31, 2018

Report an Immigration Violation – How to report an illegal alien

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Report an Immigration Violation

To report a person you think may be in the U.S. illegally, use the Homeland Security Investigations online tip form or call 1-866-347-2423 (in the U.S., Mexico, or Canada) or 1-802-872-6199 (from other countries).

See a complete guide to Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) from ICE and a 2016 report on removal statistics.
Read about ICE’s current policies on border security, executive orders regarding deportation, detention, and removal of unauthorized migrants. Here.

Trump admin: Parents must be fingerprinted to get back migrant kids

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Trump admin: Parents must be fingerprinted to get back migrant kids

Previously, parents coming to claim their migrant children had been exempt from inputting their fingerprints.

by Julia Ainsley / May.29.2018 / 1:19 PM ET

A man has his fingerprints electronically scanned by a U.S. Border Patrol agent while others wait for their turn at the U.S. Border Patrol detention center in Nogales, Arizona on May 31, 2006.Jeff Topping / Reuters file
WASHINGTON — In an effort to crack down on illegal immigration by minors, the Trump administration will soon require fingerprints from parents coming to claim their migrant children from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), according to senior administration officials.

Previously, parents had been exempt from inputting their fingerprints into a system that would determine whether they have a criminal record…here.

May 30, 2018

ICE arrests 156 criminal aliens and immigration violators during Operation Keep Safe in Chicago area

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ICE arrests 156 criminal aliens and immigration violators during Operation Keep Safe in Chicago area

“Of the 156 arrested, 74 had criminal convictions. One hundred forty-seven men and nine women were arrested; they range in age from 19 to 64 years old.

Aliens arrested during this operation are from the following 11 countries: Mexico (125), Guatemala (10), Poland (6), El Salvador (4), Honduras (4), Philippines (2), Ecuador (1), Jamaica (1), Jordan (1), Lithuania (1) and New Zealand (1).” More here.

Global Atlanta – Mexico’s Ambassador Talks NAFTA, Immigration With Gov. Deal

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Global Atlanta
MAY 29, 2018

Mexico’s Ambassador Talks NAFTA, Immigration With Gov. Deal

sNAFTA talks grew testier at the national level, Mexico’s ambassador to the United States made a friendly call on Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal’s office during a working visit to Atlanta last week.

Ambassador Gerónimo Gutiérrez and Mr. Deal discussed the Georgia-Mexico trading relationship, which totals $10 billion annually, according to a news release from the Consulate General of Mexico in Atlanta. They also chatted about NAFTA, migration and security during the May 22 sit-down, according to both the Mexican consulate and the state of Georgia.

Mr. Gutierrez is no stranger to Atlanta. He gave a spirited defense of NAFTA last October during a World Affairs Council of Atlanta event at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, calling on both sides to approach modernization reasonably rather than focusing too myopically on the trade deficit.

“If we want to balance trade, let’s try to do it by innovating our trade rather than diminishing it. Let’s go bolder than we did 25 years ago. That’s the right way to go,” he said at the time, leaving open the possibility that things could “go bad.”

Innovating hasn’t been so easy: Depending on which country’s negotiators you ask, talks seem to be at an impasse as arbitrary deadlines keep flying by. The U.S. has been asking for major concessions from Mexico’s auto sector — including a commitment that up to 45 percent of a vehicle be made in a “high-wage” country. The proposal is designed to bring more work back to the U.S.

Despite challenges at the national level, a Mexican consulate spokesperson said the country’s diplomats regularly engage political leaders at the local and state levels too.

Mr. Gutierrez’s meeting with Mr. Deal was amicable. The ambassador presented Mr. Deal with a book on a recent exhibition of the late Mexican painter Rufino Tamayo’s work Smithsonian Museum of American Art.

The ambassador was in town for just a few hours. His main purpose? Presenting on U.S.-Mexico relations to representatives from Mexico’s consulates from 50 states plus Puerto Rico, who had all assembled in Atlanta.

These consular protection officers convene in a new city each year to discuss best practices in their job: safeguarding the rights of Mexican nationals in the U.S.

Topics of discussion ranged from how to help Dreamers to an update on broader U.S. immigration policy, protocols on assisting human trafficking victims, analysis of hate crimes, sharing of consular resources and much more.

Mexican Consul General Javier Diaz de Leon was one of more than 50 Mexican consular officials in town for the protection seminar.
The Sixth Annual Training Seminar on Consular Protection was also attended by heavy-hitters from Mexico’s foreign ministry, including Carlos Sada Solana, undersecretary for North America, and Ambassador Juan Carlos Mendoza, who heads up the ministry’s Institute for Mexicans Abroad. The latter organization provides a one-stop shop of resources aimed at assisting Mexicans living overseas. Mexico’s consul general in Atlanta, Javier Diaz de Leon, is the former executive director of the institute.

Mr. Diaz went with the ambassador to see the governor; he also helped organize the protection seminar, which included interactive sessions with the following organizations, according to the consulate:

Welcoming America
Southern Poverty Law Center
Migration Policy Institute
Anti-defamation League
Justice in Motion
National Immigrant Justice Center
Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, a transnational worker’s rights law center based in Mexico to combat injustice in the American workplace
OIM Mexico


VIDEO CBS Atlanta 46 Georgia State Patrol, 287(g) #GPS

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List of Georgia law enforcement entities with 287(g) authority – find DPS

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Delegation of Immigration Authority Section 287(g) Immigration and Nationality Act


#287(g), DPS, OCGA 35-2-14

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O.C.G.A. § 35-2-14

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Current through the 2017 Regular Session of the General Assembly.
Official Code of Georgia Annotated


§ 35-2-14. “Peace officer” defined; enforcement of immigration and custom laws

(a) As used in this Code section, the term “peace officer” means peace officer as defined in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (8) of Code Section 35-8-2, as amended. here
(b) The commissioner is authorized and directed to negotiate the terms of a memorandum of understanding between the State of Georgia and the United States Department of Justice or Department of Homeland Security concerning the enforcement of federal immigration and customs laws, detention and removals, and investigations in the State of Georgia.
(c) The memorandum of understanding negotiated pursuant to subsection (b) of this Code section shall be signed on behalf of the state by the commissioner and the Governor or as otherwise required by the appropriate federal agency.
(d) The commissioner shall annually designate no fewer than ten peace officers to apply to be trained pursuant to the memorandum of understanding provided for in subsections (b) and (c) of this Code section. Such training shall be funded pursuant to any federal Homeland Security Appropriation Act or any subsequent source of federal funding. The provisions of this subsection shall become effective upon such funding.
(e) A peace officer certified as trained in accordance with the memorandum of understanding as provided in this Code section is authorized to enforce federal immigration and customs laws while performing within the scope of his or her authorized duties.


Code 1981, § 35-2-14, enacted by Ga. L. 2006, p. 105, § 4/SB 529; Ga. L. 2011, p. 794, § 10/HB 87.

May 29, 2018

Happy Dance! Study: Gwinnett immigration enforcement soars under Trump administration

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Gwinnett Daily Post

May 27, 2018

Study: Gwinnett immigration enforcement soars under Trump administration

Though Gwinnett County Sheriff Butch Conway has long touted his cooperation with immigration officials, a Washington, D.C., think tank found that under the Donald Trump administration, that cooperation has soared.

In the first 3 1/2 months of Trump’s presidency, Gwinnett County transferred nearly 250 percent more inmates into U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody than in the same period in 2016, a recently released report by the Migration Policy Institute showed.

The 116-page document, titled “Revving Up the Deportation Machinery: Enforcement under Trump and the Pushback,” was co-written by five researchers for MPI, a nonprofit research center that looks at migration trends and refugee policies at local, national and international levels.

The report is the culmination of a yearlong study that looked into immigration enforcement under the Trump Administration versus previous administrations.

During the study, which took researchers to 15 jurisdictions in seven states, including Georgia and Gwinnett County, the analysts interviewed more than 120 officials, ranging from leadership in all seven ICE field offices studied to local law enforcement, state and local government and consular officials, immigrant-rights advocates, providers of legal and other services to immigrants and former immigration judges.

“The broad picture that emerges is of a sea of change in interior enforcement from the final years of the Obama administration, when ICE immigration activities were tightly focused on criminals, recent border crossers and those with fresh removal orders,” the report said. “In a sharp reversal, Department of Homeland Security policy under the Trump administration deems every unauthorized immigrant or otherwise deportable noncitizen a candidate for arrest and removal.

“The new enforcement is perhaps best illustrated in a public warning by Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan to those in the country illegally: ‘You should be uncomfortable. You should look over your shoulder.’”

During researchers’ time in Georgia, they focused on four metro-Atlanta study sites — DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett and Hall counties — in addition to ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations Atlanta field office… Read the rest here.

Fast Fact:GOP Voters: Immigration Most Important Issue Facing the Nation

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GOP Voters: Immigration Most Important Issue Facing the Nation

May 28, 2018

Readers write: D.A. King in the Atlanta Journal Constitution – Loopholes in immigration process warrant elaboration (illegal aliens with DACA quietly become U.S. citizens)

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GALEO Inc. lobbyist Maria Palasios testifies against illegal alien drivers license reform legislation – March, 2018. Photo: Georgia state senate


Atlanta Journal Constitution

Readers write, May 29, 2018

Loopholes in immigration process warrant elaboration

The AJC report on a former illegal alien, Maria Palacios, suing the state for the right to run for legislative office raises important questions. We are told Palacios, now a lobbyist against immigration enforcement, “was brought by her parents to the United States from Mexico as an infant without authorization, and she became a U.S. citizen in 2017.”

There is much room for expansion here. Apparently, Palacios benefited from the executive DACA amnesty decree from former President Obama who told the nation “Now, let’s be clear — this is not amnesty, this is not immunity. This is not a path to citizenship.”

More than a thousand illegal aliens with DACA have quietly obtained U.S. citizenship through exploiting a process of “advance parole” in which the victim of borders obtains permission to leave the U.S. for a “humanitarian” reason and is then allowed to re-enter lawfully, which can put them on a path to U.S. citizenship as if they were real immigrants.

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