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Across the Country, Opposition to “Secure Communities”  Continues to Grow

The drumbeat of criticism about the Obama Administration’s so-called “Secure Communities” program continues, as more cities and states push back against its dragnet approach and insist on local control over police priorities. As we’ve noted before, the ramifications of S-Comm are often eerily similar to the ramifications of Arizona’s SB 1070 continue reading »

Colorado Rights Group Launches Campaign to Prevent Deporation of Woman Who Reported Abuse

The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition on Wednesday launched a campaign to prevent the deportation of a female Hispanic immigrant who was detained by authorities when she reported being the victim of domestic violence. continue reading »

3 Foreign Nationals Charged in Multi-million Dollar Counterfeiting Scheme

A federal indictment unsealed this week, charges three foreign nationals in a sophisticated counterfeiting operation uncovered through a 17-month undercover operation, spanning two continents. The charges are the results of an extensive investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Secret Service. continue reading »

Filling Quotas or Setting Priorities? ICE Announcement to Increase Deportations Raises Concerns

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently announced that it would pull 150 agents from desk jobs and add them to Fugitive Operations Teams—teams created to locate and detain “fugitive immigrants” who pose a threat to the nation or the community or who have a violent criminal history—in order to find and deport additional “criminal aliens.” continue reading »

Crossing into the U.S. from Mexico? You Could be Smuggling in Drugs Underneath Your Car

Authorities say Mexican drug smugglers are using unsuspecting drivers to move the drugs for them. Using strong magnets taped to the drugs to be transported, drug smugglers attach the drugs to the unde continue reading »

Wanted for Fleeing A Murder Charge, Mexican Man Deported by ICE

A Mexican national wanted for fleeing a homicide charge in his native country was deported Tuesday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). continue reading »

Alien Smuggling Ringleader Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison

A 27-year-old southwest Texas man was sentenced to 18 years in federal prison Monday for alien smuggling that resulted in the death of a Honduran national. The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with the assistance of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Border Patrol. continue reading »

Narcos Placing Want Ads Seeking Drivers to Cross Border, No Questions Asked

U.S. and Mexico border officials are warning job seekers to be on the look out for want ads placed by narcos seeking drivers, no questions asked. continue reading »

Nationwide Immigration Sweep Nets 3,100 Convicted Criminal Aliens

As part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) ongoing commitment to prioritizing the removal of criminal aliens, the agency announced today the results of a six-day national "Cross Check" continue reading »

Brazilian Deported for Double Murder Back Home

A Brazilian national residing in Bridgeport, who was wanted in his home country for his involvement in a double homicide, was turned over to Brazilian law enforcement authorities this morning in Rio De Janeiro. continue reading »

Criminal Alien Round Ups in Connecticut & Masachusetts Results in 45 Arrests, Majority from Jamaica

During a four-day targeted enforcement operation in Connecticut and Massachusetts that ended Monday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers arrested 44 convicted criminal aliens continue reading »

One-Year Anniversary of Agent Zapata Death in Mexico Remembered

Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of the death of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent (SA) Jaime Zapata who was shot and killed in the line of duty in Mexico. continue reading »

Detained Undocumented Immigrants Now Have Public Advocate ICE Announces

As part of the agency's ongoing detention reform initiative and other enforcement-related initiatives, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced its first Public Advocate continue reading »

News of Proposed Immigration Detention Center Near Chicago Not Being Well Received

The proposed construction of a migrant detention center in a rural area 60 kilometers (35 miles) from Chicago has been rejected by pro-immigrant groups who see it as proof that the government is not considering reducing the deportations of undocumented foreigners. continue reading »

Immigration Deports El Salvadoran Wanted for Murder, Making it 260th Removal of Foreign Fugitive

A man from El Salvador, who was wanted for murder in his home country, was deported and turned over to El Salvador officials on Jan. 6 by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers. continue reading »

Tennessee Begins Using E-Verify for New Hiring January 1

The Tennessee Labor Department is asking employers in the state to begin complying with the new rules for using the federal E-Verify program to ensure that they hire workers who are in the United States legally. continue reading »

Chipotle Overcomes Immigration Issues – Stock Rises 59% in 2011 & On Goldman’s Buy List

Back in 2010 Chipotle Mexican Grill was audited by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) resulting in hundreds of workers being let go from the restaurant’s more than 1,000 locations. continue reading »

Chipotle Overcomes Immigration Issues – Stock Rises 59% in 2011 & On Goldman’s Buy List

Back in 2010 Chipotle Mexican Grill was audited by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) resulting in hundreds of workers being let go from the restaurant’s continue reading »

ICE Establishes Hotline for Immigrant Detainees Held by State and Local Law Enforcement

As part of a broader effort to improve the immigration enforcement process and prioritize resources to focus on threats to public safety, repeat immigration law violators, recent border entrants continue reading »

GEO Will Continue to Manage South Texas Immigration Facility, $45 Million in Revenue Expected

The GEO Group (“GEO”) announced today that it has signed a contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) for the continued management of the company-owned 1,904-bed South Texas Detention continue reading »