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Border Patrol arrests Vermont dairy worker after dental visit. Feeling safer yet, America?

Border Patrol arrests Vermont dairy worker after dental visit. Feeling safer yet, America?

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Earlier this month, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents detained Jose Luis Cordova Herrera, an undocumented daily worker from Vermont, after he left the dentist’s office. Immigrant rights group Migrant Justice says that agents were waiting in the parking lot and followed the car—being driven by a documented immigrant—for eight miles before pulling them over. The groups says the documented immigrant was detained for “four hours, searched, interrogated, threatened, and released,” while Cordova Herrera remains detained and at risk of deportation: Cordova Herrera is now being held at the Strafford County detention center on a $14,000 bail … the advocacy group also criticized the agency for waiting in the parking lot of a health care facility, reneging on the Department of Homeland Sec
Following unleashing of ICE, arrests of immigrants without criminal records more than doubles

Following unleashing of ICE, arrests of immigrants without criminal records more than doubles

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It’s been said once, it’s been said a million times: when Donald Trump and members of his administration claim Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is using American taxpayer resources to prioritize dangerous people and “bad hombres” for arrest and deportation, they’re lying to you. Since Trump unshackled his mass deportation agents via executive order after taking office last year, the largest surge in ICE arrests haven’t been people who pose a risk to public safety, but rather undocumented immigrants with no criminal convictions at all: The agency made 37,734 “noncriminal” arrests in the government’s 2017 fiscal year, more than twice the number in the previous year. The category includes suspects facing possible charges as well as those without criminal records. Critics say ICE i