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President Trump Appoints Thomas D.Homan as New Acting Director of ICE

18 February 2017

Twice, he told agents that he was in the country legally and that he had a work permit. It's less easy to support immigration raids in which illegal immigrants who are otherwise law-abiding, hard-working and taxpaying members of the community are swept up with those who are the primary targets.

Although emergence of the 11-page document, bearing the name of Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly, does not mean that the policy will actually be implemented, such a militarization of our immigration enforcement would be unprecedented. Trump spokesman Sean Spicer emphatically denied the Trump adminstration had any plans of doing so.

To be clear, President Donald Trump has not signed any notice or order to end DACA.

"As a former DREAMER and as a father, I am outraged by ICE enforcement actions to round up immigrants, issue deportations without due process, and conduct raids targeting and terrorizing the immigrant community".

Has been convicted of a crime.

It also comes less than two weeks after Trump signed a January 25 executive order on immigration that included the removal of those accused of non-violent crimes such as identity fraud.

The priorities for deportation were expanded to include those with final removal orders, anyone with a criminal conviction, as well those charged but not yet convicted of a crime.

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President Trump has been unrelenting and last Sunday tweeted, " The crackdown on illegal criminals is merely the keeping of my campaign promise. In 2015, the Hispanic population of the USA was 56.6 million, comprising 17.6 percent of the total. You could feel the tension rise in immigrant neighborhoods in the news of the first immigration raids under the Trump administration began in early February. Are more people getting arrested?

The Catholic bishops who met along the border, without mentioning Trump or his proposals, said they wanted to build "bridges, rather than the walls of exclusion and exploitation". And they account for almost one-third of US innovation. In 2014, they accounted for about 28 percent of the 42.4 million foreign-born in the United States.

Alvin Phillips, the New Jersey spokesman for ICE, declined to comment on efforts by advocates and religious groups to protect immigrants from possible deportation.

In the face of current threats to immigrants, Muslims, people of color, and the LGBTQ community, among others, the UUA and the UU Service Committee have issued a joint Declaration of Conscience affirming a "profound commitment to the fundamental principles of justice, equity and compassion, to truth and core values of American society". Dozens of cities, large and small, now have majority Hispanic populations, and the trend continues.

The result was a spike in Hispanic babies born with low birth weight - which has always been associated with stress in mothers - in the 37 weeks following the raid, according to data of more than 52,000 births to Latina and non-Latina white mothers in Iowa.

But for many, the demographic shift has been traumatic.

Cindi Flores, a case manager at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, said the families she works with, some of them undocumented and most including children with special needs, are unsure how to live their lives now.