Rights groups and Chinese community advocates say that ICE is increasingly detaining and deporting Chinese-born ex-felons that China hasn't been willing to take back until now.
July 20, 2015
Organizations mentioned/involved: Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus (Advancing Justice-ALC)
Rights groups and Chinese community advocates say that ICE is increasingly detaining and deporting Chinese-born ex-felons that China hasn’t been willing to take back until now.
“The people I spoke to who were recently detained by ICE had already served their time in prison for their offenses and most had been living as law-abiding citizens for more than 10 or 20 years,” said Anoop Prasad, immigration attorney at the Asian Law Caucus.
Prasad connects ICE’s actions to an agreement started by Chinese minister of public security, Guo Shengkun, and the US secretary of homeland security, Jeh Johnson “to improve information sharing on repatriation and fugitive cases and provide regular status updates on cases of interest for which sufficient evidence is provided”, according to US Department of Homeland Security documents.Tags: Immigration, Minorities: Asian/Pacific Islander