Jason Buch

Jason Buch is an independent journalist based in Seattle. A native of Austin, Buch spent 10 years covering immigration and the Texas-Mexico border for Texas newspapers.

By Jason Buch:


Legislation to Abolish ICE Indicates Movement is Gaining Mainstream Traction

After agents ask to leave ICE, three Democratic lawmakers filed legislation to abolish the agency.

Three Democratic lawmakers gave a boost to the “Abolish ICE” movement Thursday, seizing on an effort by the agency’s criminal investigative division to spin off as its own entity. Introduced by U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan of Wisconsin, Pramila Jayapal of … Read More


ICE Criminal Investigators Ask to Be Distanced from Detentions, Deportations in Letter to Kirstjen Nielsen

Nearly 20 ICE regional supervisors say the agency’s controversial detention and deportation policies have made it hard for them to conduct investigations into threats to national security.

A majority of ICE’s top criminal investigation agents are asking Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to spin their division off from the agency. In a letter sent last week, 19 special agents in charge at ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations unit … Read More