U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

A group of immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador, who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, are stopped in Granjeno, Texas, on June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Homeland arrests 192 on immigrant smuggling charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department said Tuesday it arrested 192 people along the Mexican border in South Texas on immigrant-smuggling charges and seized more than $625,000, part of the Obama administration’s efforts to […]

07/22/2014

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Gov’t won’t say how many immigrants released in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is releasing inside the United States some immigrants who have crossed illegally into the country amid a surge in traffic across the Mexican border in southern Texas. But how […]

06/06/2014

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Marriage fraud warnings begin in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A poster created by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, warning Southlanders that marriage fraud is a federal crime, will go on display Monday at a downtown Los Angeles bus stop. The […]

03/28/2014

9 arrested in Va. immigration detention protest

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Nine activists were arrested Monday after blocking the access to an immigration detention facility in northern Virginia. The nine were among a group of about 60 protesters who formed a human […]

12/16/2013

In this Nov. 25, 2013, photo, President Barack Obama, left, stops his speech and turns around in response to an unidentified man, right, who heckled him about anti-deportation policies, at the Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Advocates press Obama for fewer deportations

WASHINGTON (AP) – Advocates are demanding that President Barack Obama use his powers as chief executive to stop deportations of more people among the estimated 11 million immigrants living here illegally. The president is obliging, […]

11/27/2013

4 charged in ‘virtual kidnappings’

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Four people have been charged in a scheme that used telemarketing tactics to shake down immigrants by claiming that their loved ones had been kidnapped and demanding thousands of dollars in […]

11/09/2013

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4 charged in ‘virtual kidnappings’

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Four people have been charged in a scheme that used telemarketing tactics to shake down immigrants for ransom money under the guise that loved ones had been kidnapped, according to an […]

11/08/2013

Women link arms and sit in a circle to block the intersection of Independence Avenue SE and New Jersey Avenue SE outside the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, to protest Congress' inaction on comprehensive and inclusive immigration reform. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Advocates turn to Obama for action on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — With immigration legislation stalled in Congress, advocates are intensifying pressure on the Obama administration to act unilaterally to stop deportations or grant legal status to some of the 11 million people now […]

09/13/2013

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DHS employee behind racist website on paid leave

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Homeland Security Department says an employee who runs a racist website predicting and advocating a race war has been put on paid administrative leave. An acquisitions officer for Immigration and Customs […]

08/24/2013

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Immigrant advocates sue gov’t over detainers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigrant advocates have filed a lawsuit alleging that immigration agents are filing paperwork to keep arrestees in custody longer without investigating whether they’re in the country illegally. The American Civil Liberties […]

06/19/2013

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