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Phoenix New Times
November 29, 2017

Immigration Enforcement Under Trump: What’s Changed, and What Hasn’t
By Antonia Noori Farzan, Joseph Flaherty

Since Trump took office, Phoenix has been spared from the massive workplace raids that have taken place in other parts of the country. Nor have there been reports of ICE officers showing up in Latino neighborhoods and grabbing everyone in sight, as well-meaning white liberals had initially feared. Instead, people are quietly disappearing, one by one. Most of the time, ICE doesn’t have to do much work to find them. Every day, unauthorized immigrants get picked up by local police — often for minor infractions like using false identification to get a job or driving without a license — and are delivered to the county jail. They’re then held there on detainers until ICE can come and pick them up. According to Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, the Maricopa County Jail ranks third in the nation for the number of ICE detainer requests.

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