February 19, 2018

You Can’t Deport a Movement rally at Foley Square

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY From Caribbean Life The tone, Saturday morning, Feb. 11, began a bit lighter than might have been as immigration rights activists filled Foley Square in the shadow of Manhattan courts at the “You Can’t Deport a Movement” rally in support of Ravi Ragbir. Ragbir was to have reported for deportation at ICE […]

Caribbean-American legislator arrested for protesting detention of Trinidadian community leader

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From Jamaica Observer NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — A Caribbean-American legislator was arrested in New York on Thursday while protesting the detention of Trinidadian community leader Ravi Ragbir. “Many people were taken away by law enforcement today,” New York City Council Member Jumaane D Williams, the son of Grenadian immigrants told the Caribbean Media […]

Caribbean nationals detained during US immigration sweep

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From St Lucia News Online (CMC) – The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) says several Caribbean nationals were among 55 immigrants detained in New York during a six-day operation conducted by ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). ICE said that ERO officers “targeted at-large criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants, and immigration fugitives during the […]

Over 41,000 Caribbean nationals arrested in the US since trump’s immigration laws

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From Times Caribbean The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says in the 100 days since US President Donald J Trump signed Executive Orders (EOs) regarding immigration enforcement priorities, immigration agents have arrested more than 41,000 Caribbean and other immigrants who are either known or suspected of being in the US illegally.On Wednesday, […]

Caribbean Immigrant Dies In ICE Custody

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From NAN News Americas, NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, Thurs. Mar. 16, 2017: A 47-year-old Caribbean immigrant who was transferred to the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency only this January has died. Roger Rayson, who was born in Jamaica, died at the Lafayette General Hospital in New Orleans. An ICE statement says the […]

Caribbean American legislator introduces ICE body camera bill

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From Jamaica Observer WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D Clarke has introduced the ICE Body Camera Act of 2017 in the United States House of Representatives that would require the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to wear body cameras during field operations and removal proceedings. The bill would mandate that […]

Family of Honduras immigrant mother beheaded by son raising money to send her body back

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From NAN News Americas, RALEIGH, NC, Weds. Mar. 15, 2017: Family and friends are raising money to send the body of the Honduras immigrant shockingly beheaded by her eldest son on Monday, March 6th, back for burial in her native land. Loved ones gathered on March 10th at the church 35-year-old Yesenia Machado once prayed […]

US Judge Investigated for allegedly allowing illegal immigrant to flee

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By Sandy Fitzgerald From Newsmax A county judge in Oregon is under investigation after an illegal immigrant escaped through a private entrance at her courthouse to elude Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents waiting for him after court. Court staff had told Multnomah County Judge Monica Herranz that ICE agents were waiting outside her court to […]

US plans training in Caribbean, elsewhere, to combat human trafficking

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From NY Carib News WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — With January recognized as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says its Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) will be conducting anti-human trafficking training to countries, including the Caribbean, throughout 2017 and beyond. ICE said HSI has a […]

Warning to Greencard holders and other immigrants in the U.S.

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By Rickford Burke Special To NAN From NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Jan. 31, 2017:In light of the change in US administration and drastic changes in US immigration policy, the Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) issues the following guidance to immigrants; particularly Caribbean and Latin American nationals, who are permanent residents (greencard […]