Not One More Deportation: Tired of Futile Requests, Activists Block Deportations

San Francisco Blocks Deportation Buses

Just moments ago, dozens of undocumented immigrants and allies peacefully sat down in front of the San Francisco offices of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and blocked a bus filled with community members en route to deportation.

The action is occurring at 630 Sansome Street in San Francisco.

Today’s protest marks the expansion of a national movement to pressure the President to use his existing executive authority to halt painful deportations of immigrant community members – a move which will bolster efforts in Congress to win inclusive immigration reform with a path to citizenship for the nation’s 11 million undocumented Americans. Continue reading

Immigration detention = fastest growing incarceration in US

October 5, 2011
by Will Coley, Univision

The arrest, detention and deportation of [undocumented] immigrants is higher than at any time in U.S. history with more than 2.3 million individuals deported in the last five years.  The government’s immigration enforcement efforts — detention — is now the fastest growing incarceration system in the U.S.  With illegal border crossings down significantly over the past couple of years, enforcement efforts have turned more forcefully to the interior and the communities where millions of undocumented immigrants live, once again sparking the debate over comprehensive immigration reform.

“Aqui y Ahora” Correspondent Tifani Roberts tells how Obama’s policy has separated hundreds of thousands of families and how an investigation shows the other side of deportations.