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  • ICE Dec 18, 2019

    ICE Arrested Fewer in 2019 as Resources Shifted to Border

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested fewer people during the 2019 budget year than last year, in part because resources were shifted to help handle the massive surge of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, the agency said Wednesday. And the average number of immigrants in detention was 50,165 — even though Congress limits funding to cover just 45,000. “There is…

  • Jan 8

    Government Secrets: Why and How A Special Agent-Turned-Whistleblower Uncovered Controversial Border Surveillance Tactics

    Special Agent Wesley Petonak, 34, was sitting at his desk in November 2018 when he came across a PowerPoint presentation file that alarmed him. A nine-year veteran at San Diego’s Homeland Security Investigations office, Petonak knew firsthand the importance of intelligence gathering for successful immigration enforcement at the U.S.-Mexico border.  But the PowerPoint was different.  Nine of the slides...

  • Nov 15, 2019

    Yale Student Fights Against His Cancer-Survivor Mother’s Possible Deportation

    A Yale student is fighting his sick mother’s possible deportation to Honduras, where he says she won’t get proper medical treatment

  • Oct 8, 2019

    Feds Using Immigration Marriage Interviews as Trap, Lawsuit Says

    Alyse and Elmer Sanchez were thrilled when they survived their “green card” interview, a crucial step in obtaining lawful status in the United States. She texted her family from the immigration office as relief washed over her: The officer had agreed that their marriage is legitimate. Moments later, Elmer was in shackles, detained pending deportation to his native Honduras, leaving...

  • Oct 1, 2019

    ICE Agents Violated Own Rules That Protect Immigrant Veterans

    Even though the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency has policies in place that can protect immigrant US veterans from deportation, NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit has learned that ICE officials have not regularly followed their own rules and failed to keep adequate records on veterans who are not citizens.

  • Sep 1, 2019

    Wingstop Inside High School Sports Inside Story

    The Helpful Honda Guys and Gals made the day for the Frisco Reedy High School marching band and football team, delivering ice cream on a hot summer day.

  • Aug 19, 2019

    Detained Immigrants Sue Over Conditions, Medical Care

    Immigrants held in U.S. detention facilities filed a lawsuit Monday decrying what they called shoddy medical care and a failure by authorities to provide accommodations for disabilities.

  • Aug 15, 2019

    ICE Is Descending on Courthouses; Advocates Are Watching

    As Cesar Vargas and Ismary Calderón strolled the Richmond County Supreme Court’s perimeter, they could have easily blended in with other pedestrians. But instead, they wore black vests with neon orange stripes, outfits that guaranteed everyone — including U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement — would notice them.

  • Aug 15, 2019

    Corrections Officer Who Drove Into Protesters at Detention Center Placed on Leave

    A demonstration outside a Rhode Island detention center turned chaotic Wednesday, with protesters saying they were pepper-sprayed and nearly run over by a truck. Video posted to social media by the group Never Again Action shows a pickup truck stopping near protesters outside the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility. The driver appears to honk at them before driving through the...

  • Aug 13, 2019

    Judge Accused of Aiding Undocumented Immigrant to Have Pay Restored

    A Massachusetts judge suspended for allegedly helping an immigrant escape a federal agent waiting to arrest him at a courthouse will have her pay restored, the state’s highest court said Tuesday.

  • Jul 21, 2019

    Hotels Face Battle Over Whether To Help US House Migrants

    Advocacy groups and unions are pressuring Marriott, MGM and others not to house migrants who have been arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. The U.S. government has occasionally detained migrants in hotels for decades and says it might have to split up families if hotels don’t help.

  • Jul 14, 2019

    Photos: Protest Signs Spotted at Chicago Rally Against ICE

    Activists and protesters rallied at Chicago’s Daley Plaza around 11 a.m. Saturday in solidarity with the immigrant community in the Windy City against possible ICE raids. The goal was to draw attention to planned raids by ICE this weekend, which were expected to take place in several large cities across the United States. Take a look at what the...

  • Jun 22, 2019

    Governor J.B. Pritzker Signs Bill Limiting State Immigration Enforcement

    Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a bill that would ban privately operated immigrant detention centers.

  • Jun 22, 2019

    Governor J.B. Pritzker Signs Bill Limiting State Immigration Enforcement

    Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a bill that would ban privately operated immigrant detention centers.

  • Apr 29, 2019

    Prosecutors Announce Lawsuit Over ICE Courthouse Arrests in Mass.

    Prosecutors, public defenders, and community groups in Massachusetts announced a federal lawsuit against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement over its policy of arresting people at courthouses on civil immigration matters. Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins were among those who announced the complaint at a news conference Monday.

  • Apr 5, 2019

    Trump Visits Border, Says ‘Country Is Full’

    President Donald Trump went to Calexico, California, on Friday to meet with ICE officials and talk about immigration. During a roundtable discussion, Trump said the “country is full” and suggested people trying to reach the U.S. “turn around.”

  • Mar 8, 2019

    Advocates Concerned Over Arrests of Students at Fake School

    Advocates say they’re concerned over the arrests of Indian students who were enrolled at a phony university in Detroit that was created by the government to bust an immigration scam. Federal authorities in January announced that the University of Farmington was fake and created by the Department of Homeland Security to catch people making money by helping foreigners stay in...

  • Feb 22, 2019

    Dems Will Vote to Block Trump’s Emergency Declaration

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday said the House will vote next week on a measure to block President Donald Trump from using a national emergency declaration to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • Feb 12, 2019

    Free at Last: Rapper 21 Savage Released From Immigration Custody, Lawyers Say

    Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage was released on bond Tuesday after spending more than a week in federal immigration custody, his lawyers said. The rapper, whose given name is She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested during a targeted immigration operation early on Feb. 3. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said at the time that the British citizen had overstayed his visa and...

  • Feb 3, 2019

    India Monitoring Detention of Students in US Fake University Sting

    India said it is closely monitoring the detention of several Indian students in the U.S. and has urged authorities there to not deport them against their will. Indian news reports say as many as 129 Indians were among those detained Jan. 30 by U.S. immigration authorities in connection with enrollment at a fake university. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said...

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