By Benjamin Alexander-Bloch, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune December 19, 2013 Immigration enforcement in New Orleans is "a brutal program of race-based community raids" that include incidents where local immigrant families have been torn apart, according to a report released Thursday by The New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice....

New Report Documents Alarming Rise of Community Immigration Raids in New Orleans Immigrants, Community Leaders Demand End to Race-Based Deportation Program PRESS CALL: Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 12 pm EST DIAL: 866-952-1907; Passcode: CARI NEW ORLEANS, December 19, 2013—A report released today by the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice (NOWCRJ) revealed an Obama...

This report reveals the Obama Administration pilot program of race-based community immigration raids that is devastating New Orleans—and warned that it may become the “new normal” for immigrant communities nationwide. The little-known Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) program, called the Criminal Alien Removal Initiative (CARI),...