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Illegal Immigrant Stopped by Border Patrol Wanted for Attempted Murder in Oregon

A 31-year-old illegal immigrant from Oaxaca, Mexico, arrested Tuesday by Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents, turned out to also be wanted in Oregon for attempted murder. continue reading »

Criminal Alien Turns Snitch, Turns in Fellow Drug Smuggler & Stash-House Location

An illegal immigrant working for a drug-trafficking organization was apprehended Wednesday in the West Desert. While being interviewed by Ajo Station Border Patrol agents, the subject provided information leading to yesterday’s arrest of fellow drug smugglers, as well as the location of a stash-house. continue reading »

Immigration Reports Show Record Number of Deportation Thanks to Traffic & Drunk Driving Offenses

Homeland Security is reporting that under President Obama a record number of criminal immigrants have been deported. Most of the ‘criminal’ migrants were stopped for traffic violations and drunk driving. continue reading »

Assoc. of Latino Elected Officials Urge Obama to Act on Priorities for Latinos

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) calls on President Obama to exercise strong leadership on key issues affecting the second-largest population group in the nation. Given the current challenges facing the nation, including the fiscal crisis, now is the most opportune time for President Obama to fulfill his commitment to the advancement of the Latino community they feel. continue reading »

How Does Deportation Work?

Immigration policy is often discussed in sweeping, over-simplified terms. Beyond the op-ed commentary is the complicated reality of how an illegal alien travels from point A, their first contact with law enforcement, to point B, their country of origin. Discretion, logistics, and copious paperwork by law enforcement and judicial officials separate the two points. continue reading »

U.S. &  MX Govts Resume Program Providing Safe & Voluntarily Return to Mexico for the Undocumented

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Mexican Ministry of the Interior announced Monday that the Mexican Interior Repatriation Program (MIRP) - a bilateral, voluntary program that ensures the safe return of Mexican nationals found to be unlawfully in the Sonora Arizona desert region of the United States to their places of residence in the Mexican interior - has resumed for the eighth consecutive summer. continue reading »

Court Mandates Govt Release Documents on ‘Secure Communities’ Deportation Program

In a victory today for plaintiffs the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, the Center for Constitutional Rights, and the Cardozo Law School Immigration Justice Clinic in their Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR), Judge Shira A. Scheindlin of the Southern District of New York ordered the agencies to produce further information concerning whether and how localities may “opt-out” or limit participation participation in Secure Communities. continue reading »

Mexican Man Convicted of Using US Citizen ID & Passport to Smuggle Meth

A Mexican man was convicted on Wednesday of smuggling methamphetamine, and misusing a U.S. citizen passport during his smuggling attempt. The conviction was announced by U.S. Attorney José Angel Moreno, Southern District of Texas. continue reading »

New Documents Reveal FBI Role in Controversial Immigration Deportation Program

Documents obtained through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation by the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), and the Cardozo Law School Immigration Justice Clinic show that the controversial Secure Communities deportation program (S-Comm), designed by Immigration and Customs continue reading »

ICE Testimony Before Senate on ‘Illegal Tunnels’ at U.S.-Mexico Border

The following is the testimony of Executive Associate Director James A. Dinkins, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, before the Senate Caucus on international narcotics control and "illegal tunnels on the southwest border". continue reading »

A Lot of Bling and Collectible Cars Seized from Major Drug Trafficker in Puerto Rico

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents seized 15 luxury watches with an approximate market value of $1 million and 16 classic continue reading »

Cuomo Withdraws from ICE’s Secure Communities Program

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo suspended New York’s participation in the Federal Immigration Program-Secure Communities. continue reading »

U.S. Immigration Director Honored by Colombian President Santos

During a graduation ceremony of 106 Colombian National Police (CNP) officers on Thursday, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the Director General of the Colombian National Police continue reading »

Nevada DMV Employee Charged with Selling Driver’s Licenses to Illegal Aliens

An employee with the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has been charged with bribery for accepting thousands of dollars to provide driver's licenses to illegal aliens who were not entitled continue reading »

Brazilian Prison Guard Accused of Torture Deported by U.S. Immigration

A man wanted for torturing prisoners in Brazil in 2005 was deported on Tuesday and turned over to Brazilian authorities Wednesday morning by officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). continue reading »

Massive Sweep of Latin Gang in LA Nets 80 Arrests after 3-Year Probe

More than 1,300 federal and local law enforcement officers fanned out Thursday morning across the Los Angeles harbor area to arrest 80 alleged members and associates of the Rancho San Pedro gang, continue reading »

Goverment Officials Returning Seized pre-Columbian Artifacts to Panama

Today at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) headquarters, ICE Director John Morton and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Assistant Commissioner Thomas S. Winkowski repatriated 99 pre-Columbian artifacts seized continue reading »

Sex Offenders and Cocaine Smuggler Arrested by U.S. Border Patrol

U.S. Border Patrol agents from the El Centro Sector arrested two illegal aliens with history of criminal sex offenses and seized over $500,000 in cocaine over the past few days. continue reading »

22 arrested in Chicago area during ICE operation targeting gang members

Agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), in close partnership with local law enforcement, arrested 22 men during a five-day operation this week. This is the latest local effort in an ongoing national ICE initiative to target transnational gang members. continue reading »

Previously Deported Convicted Felon Charged with Illegally Re-entering the US

A previously deported criminal alien from El Salvador was indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday for illegally re-entering the United States. The indictment resulted from an investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). continue reading »