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REPORT:  Immigration Detention Program Strains Local Budgets

A new study shows the Federal “Secure Communities Program,” which aims to extend prison stays and the deportation of people perceived as threats, is straining local budgets costing taxpayers about $12.5 million a year. continue reading »

ICE Halts Deportation of Immigrant Activist in Colorado

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have released Jeanette Vizguerra, a Mexican activist living in Colorado, supporters of her 4-year-long battle against deportation said Friday. continue reading »

Activist Arrested for Protesting Avoids Deportation

An undocumented immigrant arrested for mounting a protest at a state legislative hearing in North Carolina has managed to avoid deportation, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Thursday. continue reading »

Latino Blotter:  MS-13 Gang Member Deported, Wanted in El Salvador for 4 Murders

A Salvadoran MS-13 gang member who is wanted in his native country for his role in four murders, was turned over to authorities in El Salvador by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). continue reading »

ICE Conducted the Largest-Ever Raid of a Workplace in 2008

Today in Latin American history, U.S. ICE conducted the largest-ever raid of workplace & arrested nearly 400 immigrants in 2008. The Postville Raid was a raid at the Agriprocessors Inc. kosher slaughterhouse and meat packing plant in Postville, Iowa. continue reading »

North Carolina to Deport Community Activist After Traffic Violation

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has decided to deport a community activist and coordinator of a Catholic youth group in North Carolina after her arrest on a minor traffic violation. continue reading »

Connecticut Drug Bust Leads to 100 Arrests

In a massive drug enforcement operation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), more than 100 individuals were arrested early Wednesday in five states and Puerto Rico on state and federal charges related to the large-scale trafficking of heroin and cocaine from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico into and around southeastern Connecticut. continue reading »

ICE Arrests 97 Immigrants With Criminal Backgrounds in Michigan

As part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) ongoing efforts to focus agency resources on the removal of criminal aliens and egregious immigration law violators, 97 convicted criminal aliens, immigration fugitives and other immigration violators were arrested during a four-day operation in West Michigan. continue reading »

Guatemalan in ICE Custody Passes Away

A Guatemalan man in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) passed away early Sunday at St. Joseph's Hospital, where he had been undergoing treatment for diabetes complications. continue reading »

ICE Settles Case on Controversial Home Raids

Attorneys announced the settlement of a home raids case against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Seven men and women and one child brought the case in 2008 against more than thirty individual ICE officers for a series of predawn raids of their homes undertaken without consent or a warrant. continue reading »

Colombians Arrested for Selling Sensitive U.S. Information to Drug Traffickers

Earlier this week in Bogotá, two Colombian nationals were arrested for obstructing justice by selling sensitive and confidential U.S. law enforcement information to a narcotics trafficker concerning prosecutions in New York. The arrests are the result of an extensive investigation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). continue reading »

ICE Arrests 11 Sex Offenders, Criminal Aliens in Central Florida

Eleven convicted alien sex offenders and other criminal aliens were arrested as part of a four-day operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). continue reading »

Paraguay, Homeland Security Seize Counterfeit Goods Worth Over $34 Million

Over the past 15 months, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has provided extensive training and capacity building to Paraguay's customs office and other Paraguayan law enforcement partners. This training has been very successful, as Paraguayan authorities, working closely with the HSI Buenos Aires attaché, are making extensive seizures of counterfeit goods. continue reading »

Authorities Calling Upon Hispanics to Build Immigration Fraud Case Against Utah Man

Utah judicial authorities have asked for the public's cooperation in gathering complaints against a man who defrauded dozens of Hispanic families by claiming he was an immigration agent. continue reading »

Arizona Immigration Agent Arrested for Harboring Undocumented Migrants

An employee of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was arrested on charges she allowed her Arizona home to be used as a hideout for undocumented immigrants smuggled across the border from Mexico, authorities said. continue reading »

Immigration Raid in Paul Ryan Country Nets 28 in Northeastern Wisconsin

28 convicted criminal aliens, immigration fugitives and immigration violators were arrested during a five-day operation in northeastern Wisconsin which ended last Tuesday. continue reading »

ICE, Mexico Honor 23 Graduates of Mexican Customs Investigator Training Program

A group of 23 Mexican customs officers completed a rigorous 10-week training program modeled on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Special Agent Training Program to prepare them to more effectively fight crime along the southern border and within Mexico. continue reading »

CBP Officers Seize $43,000 Worth of Marijuana

A 53-year-old male Mexican national was arrested Monday for attempting to smuggle nearly 87 pounds of marijuana into the United States through the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry. continue reading »

Secretary Napolitano Clarifies President’s Deferred Action Plan…Again

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano testified before the House Judiciary Committee and, as expected, defended the administration’s use of prosecutorial discretion and recently announced deferred action policies for qualified DREAMers—fielding questions and accusations from those who would rather take Napolitano to task than focus on creating smart, humane, and effective immigration policies. continue reading »

Secretary Napolitano Clarifies President’s Deferred Action Plan…Again

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano testified before the House Judiciary Committee and, as expected, defended the administration’s use of prosecutorial discretion and recently announced deferred action policies for qualified DREAMers—fielding questions and accusations from those who would rather take Napolitano to task than focus on creating smart, humane, and effective immigration policies. continue reading »