Today's Date: February 21, 2024
STORIES of Space Partners with Maritime Launch Services for a Spaceport Nova Scotia Mission   •   Cross-Disciplinary Efforts Forge Solutions for Climate Crisis   •   Thompson Hine Names New Managing Partner   •   Helping Canadian creative businesses and organizations achieve financial success on the world stage   •   Why is skin disease often misdiagnosed and untreated in Black patients?   •   Type One Energy Collaborates with TVA, ORNL on Potential Fusion Prototype at Bull Run Plant   •   PPG ranked as leading paints and coatings manufacturer in 2024 Corporate Knights Clean200 list   •   Hawai‘i Community Foundation Awards Grant to Restore and Steward Kula Lands Burned by Wildfire   •   MARK PETTIT RELEASES # 1 BEST-SELLING, HEART-WRENCHING MEMOIR "ANKRBOY"   •   JILL HINTON PROMOTED TO PRESIDENT OF GOLDOLLER MANAGEMENT SERVICES   •   LearnUpon Debuts as a Strong Performer in Market Evaluation for Learning Management Systems and Experience Platforms   •   Amway Launches Powerful Redesigned Water Treatment System Aimed at Strengthening Consumer Health, Boosting Sustainability   •   Helping Canadian creative businesses and organizations achieve financial success on the world stage   •   California University of Science and Medicine Successfully Progresses With Accreditation from LCME   •   AYANNA STEPHENS OF BANK OF AMERICA NAMED TO FOOD BANK FOR NEW YORK CITY'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS   •   Matsqui First Nation to receive more than $59 million in effort to address past wrong   •   Evergreen Goodwill of Northwest Washington Announces New President and CEO Libby Johnson McKee   •   Black Health Matters Winter Health Summit and Expo Returns to Atlanta   •   Manifest Acquires Nerve To Democratize Banking For All Creators & Entrepreneurs   •   Government of Canada and Mushkegowuk Council successfully complete feasibility assessment and take a major step toward officiall
Bookmark and Share

Immigrant Community Cautiously Awaits Changes At ICE

Rumbo and La Opinion, News Report 

LOS ANGELES -- The Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that it is shifting its priorities to focus on counterterrorism, improved border security, and enforcement of immigration laws, as well as promising better detention center conditions, reports Houston-based Spanish-language newspaper Rumbo. In its Strategic Priorities Plan for the 2010-2014 fiscal years, ICE established a focus on prevention of terrorist attacks. In an editorial in La Opinión, editors write that the changes are welcome, but caution that they hope ICE's new image is more than a publicity
stunt.

Editors of La Opinión applauded a recent agreement between ICE and the contractor Correction Corporation of America (CCA) to improve the conditions at immigrant detention centers.

“Immigrants detained by ICE are not criminals," editors write. "Most of them await hearings to present their cases and avoid deportation. They do not deserve to be treated like prison inmates. It seems that ICE has finally understood this difference after numerous cases of mistreatment—and even deaths—of people in its custody in detention centers.”

ICE’s proposal is obviously a positive step and provides hope for improving conditions for immigrants, editors write. But the editorial also voices concern that ICE’s efforts may be a veiled public relations campaign meant to fix the agency’s image, rather than promising real change.



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News