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• After four years of stepped-up enforcement, the Biden administration is announcing new guidelines that sharply limit who can be arrested and deported by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. Read More »
• Last week – as part of President Trump’s new initiative to use federal troops to protect Confederate monuments from protesters – agents in green battle fatigues swarmed Portland, the site of mostly peaceful BLM demonstrations over the last two months. The officers wore no identifying badges or insignia. They grabbed protesters off the street and threw them into unmarked vans, detaining them for hours with no explanation. This is only the beginning, said Department of Homeland Security deputy secretary Ken Cuccinelli: “This is a posture we intend to continue, not just in Portland, but in any of the facilities that we’re responsible for around the country.” Imagine how you’d think about this if it were happening in another country: Secret … Read More »
• Orlando International Airport will use facial recognition technology to process all of its international passengers. It’s the first US airport to use the technology for all departing and arriving international flights. Read More »
• The Department of Homeland Security has suspended its weekly report singling out law enforcement agencies in Florida and other parts of the United States as “non cooperative” for failing to enforce immigration policy. Read More »
• This week, sheriffs across Florida publicly challenged the Department of Homeland Security for singling out agencies it says won’t help enforce immigration law. Meanwhile, sheriff’s offices are accusing DHS of misleading the public in a request, citing the agency for making requests that would violate people’s civil rights.
This is a short explanation of what’s happening. Read More »
• Sheriffs across Florida say the federal government is asking them to overstep the law in a move that will violate people’s civil rights.
At a press conference in Orlando Tuesday afternoon, members of the Florida Sheriffs Association said the Department of Homeland Security is asking them to detain people without probable cause. Read More »