Illegal Fines, Border Activism and Inspector General Report on CBP Detention Centers

On Tuesday July 2, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security’s internal watchdog The Inspector General, which oversees Border Patrol, released a report entitled the “Dangerous Overcrowding and Prolonged Detention of Children and Adults in the Rio Grande Valley.” It is 32 pages.

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Trump Administration Hits Some Immigrants In U.S. Illegally With Fines Up To $500,000


July 2, 2019

The Department of Homeland Security sent out a batch of notices across the country to targeted individuals ordering them to pay fines of up to nearly $500,000 for "failing to depart the U.S. as previously agreed," among other factors.

It's the latest hard-line effort by the administration as it clamps down on illegal immigration at the border and increases interior enforcement.

"It is the intention of ICE to order you pay a fine in the amount of $497,777," Lisa Hoechst, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer, wrote to Edith Espinal Moreno in a letter dated June 25, 2019, obtained by NPR from lawyers for Moreno.

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US to retry Arizona No More Deaths border activist Scott Warren


July 2, 2019

Federal prosecutors said Tuesday they will seek to retry a humanitarian aid worker they say illegally harbored two undocumented migrants from Central America in Southern Arizona. This is the government’s second attempt after the case last month ended in a mistrial.

Prosecutors dropped a conspiracy charge against Scott Warren, the Arizona State University educator and aid worker with the humanitarian activist group No More Deaths. But they’re going to try him on the two felony harboring charges.

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