The news is particularly bad today. Unsurprisingly, this news came out, “New data shows the Obama administration deported more than 400,000 undocumented people in the 2012 fiscal year, the largest number ever in U.S. history. Obama’s first term saw a record 1.5 million people deported, according U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The recent jump comes despite policy shifts purportedly aimed at reducing deportations of people without criminal convictions. About half of deportees in the past fiscal year were convicted of crimes that included drug offenses and driving under the influence. In an apparent shift on Friday, the administration announced undocumented people arrested for minor offenses will no longer be targeted for deportation. The latest data follows news the Obama administration carried out more than 200,000 deportations of parents with U.S. citizen children over a period of about two years.” Taken from: http://www.democracynow.org/2012/12/27/headlines
There’s another story on Democracy Now! about one of my prison penpals, Jeremy Hammond, whose actually an old comrade of mine from Chicago. http://www.democracynow.org/2012/12/27/the_other_bradley_manning_jeremy_hammond
Please listen, share, and consider writing Jeremy in jail.
Jeremy Hammond 18729-424
Metropolitan Correctional Center
150 Park Row
New York, New York, 10007