Jul 15, 2019

Former DHS chief to immigrants: ICE can't enter homes without warrants

Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday undocumented immigrants don't have to let immigration authorities into their homes unless agents produce a warrant signed by a judge.

The big picture: He made the remarks as communities braced for President Trump’s planned ICE raids. When Johnson led the DHS, the Obama administration was criticized for deporting millions of undocumented immigrants, per CBS. He argued that many of those had criminal convictions and had recently reached the U.S. illegally.

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Churches offer sanctuary and support to immigrants over ICE raids

El Calvario Methodist Church in Las Cruces, New Mexico, has been housing asylum-seekers released by ICE. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Religious and community leaders across the U.S. are rallying for immigrants, AP reports, as they braced Sunday for President Trump’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids to take effect.

Details: Churches in Houston offered sanctuary to anyone worried they might be arrested, while activists in Miami gave out fliers outside churches to inform immigrants of their rights, per AP. Some parishioners in New Jersey were being advised what to do if ICE agents came knocking, according USA Today.

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Castro and de Blasio take Biden to task for Obama's deportations

Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio put the pressure on Joe Biden on Wednesday for massive early deportation numbers during the Obama administration — accusing the former vice president of trying to diminish his role.

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Conway says Biden's "complicit" in Obama admin immigrant deportations

Activists including 50 immigrants protest against former Vice President Joe Biden in Philadelphia Wednesday. Photo: Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway tied the Obama administration's immigration record to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on "Fox News Sunday," as she defended President Trump’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids.

Details: Conway told Fox News host Chris Wallace that immigration enforcement "happened under President Obama," when Biden was vice president. "Just this week, you saw massive protests at Joe Biden’s Philadelphia headquarters ... and those people are angry that he was complicit in the Obama-Biden deportation," she said.

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