Amid reports in mid-May that Immigration and Customs Enforcement will enact a new wave of enforcement, targeted at recent arrivals who have deportation orders, the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. offers an information sheet to help people understand ICE efforts to take into custody and deport families. Similar actions in January in a handful of states led to an environment of confusion and fear in immigrant communities around the country.
CLINIC’s information sheet, in English and Spanish, is intended to provide the staffs of our affiliates, parishes and other organizations a useful guide to which rumors and other reports have merit and which do not. It may be freely distributed electronically or in printed form. It will be revised as changing circumstances warrant, so check this page regularly.