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Secure Communities Goes Statewide in Texas

Secure Communities Goes Statewide in Texas

Though counties in Virginia and California just voted to opt-out of the Secure Communities program from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Texas has approved the program statewide. continue reading »

2 CBP Officers and TSA supervisor Sent to Prison For Drug Scheme

2 CBP Officers and TSA supervisor Sent to Prison For Drug Scheme

Cindy Moran-Sanchez, a former U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer at the Miami International Airport, was sentenced to prison on charges of conspiracy to smuggle cocaine and heroin into the continue reading »

Communities Opting Out of Immigration Enforcement Program

Communities Opting Out of Immigration Enforcement Program

Virginia’s Arlington County has joined Santa Clara County of California in voting to opt out of the Department of Homeland Security’s program Secure Communities. Tuesday, The Santa Clara County Board continue reading »

Deportation of Undocumented Mexican Called Off

Deportation of Undocumented Mexican Called Off

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano cancelled the deportation of an undocumented Mexican who has been living more than 20 years in southern Arizona, officials said Thursday. continue reading »

Immigrant Smuggler Receives 57 Years Prison Sentence

Immigrant Smuggler Receives 57 Years Prison Sentence

Paulino Rios Ledesma, 41, of Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico, was sentenced to 57 years in federal prison Wednesday by U.S. District Court Judge Frank R. Zapata. On April 15, 2010, a federal jury found Rios-Ledesma guilty for his role in holding 31 people hostage at a drop house in Tucson. Followin continue reading »

One Immigrant’s Personal Story

One Immigrant’s Personal Story

Two years ago, a young woman named Yudi went to the U.S. consulate in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, in pursuit of an impossible dream. Knowing her chances of getting a U.S. company to sponsor her for a work visa were slim continue reading »

Former Immigration Officer Charged With Threatening Deportation

Former Immigration Officer Charged With Threatening Deportation

Bedri Kulla, a former INS agent for Citizenship and Immigration Services in Durham County, North Carolina pleaded guilty to violating the civil rights of a young immigrant woman. Kulla plead guilty to threatening Salvadoran immigrant Xiomara Blanco, 23, with deportation if she did not spend the night with him and/or become his girlfriend.a continue reading »

Human Trafficking Investigation in Los Angeles Feat. in Reader’s Digest

Human Trafficking Investigation in Los Angeles Feat. in Reader’s Digest

Alone and scared. That's the reality for many victims of human trafficking. Each year, nearly 20,000 people are trafficked to the U.S. - many of them women and children. These individuals endure traumatic journeys to enter the countr continue reading »

18 Accused of Arranging Fraudulent Marriages and Drug Trafficking

On Wednesday, authorities arrested 18 people accused for drug trafficking, possessing firearms, and arranging fraudulent marriages to attain green cards. Federal authorities said that members of the Red Door gang, based in continue reading »

Honolulu Opens Immigration Office

Honolulu Opens Immigration Office

Thursday, Honolulu’s new field office of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is opening and will serve the entire state of Hawaii. The 30,000sq ft office allows for more space for interview rooms, naturalization ceremonies, and an application support center. continue reading »

Employers Criminally Charged For Hiring Undocumented Immigrants

Employers Criminally Charged For Hiring Undocumented Immigrants

The owner and a top executive of a metal casting company in Ventura County were arrested Thursday by agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) on federal criminal charges for knowingly hiring undocumented aliens. continue reading »

32 Immigrants Arrested in Atlanta-area ICE Operation

32 Immigrants Arrested in Atlanta-area ICE Operation

More than 30 criminal aliens, immigration fugitives and immigration violators are facing deportation and criminal charges following a four-day enforcement operation spearheaded by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Fugitive Operations T continue reading »

ICE Arrests 28 Gang Members in New Orleans

ICE Arrests 28 Gang Members in New Orleans

Twenty-eight individuals with ties to the MS-13 and Latin Kings transnational violent street gangs are facing criminal charges or deportation following a three-day joint multi-agency enforcement action in the New Orleans area. continue reading »

39 Arrested for Immigration-related Crimes

39 Arrested for Immigration-related Crimes

29 men and 10 women were arrested in their homes in San Diego and in San Diego County cities for crimes involving immigration. Federal agents in San Diego County said more than half the people were convicted continue reading »

2010 Deadliest Year For Immigrants Crossing into Arizona

2010 Deadliest Year For Immigrants Crossing into Arizona

The body count for fiscal 2010, which ends Sept. 30, is the 2nd highest on record said the Coalición de Derechos Humanos (the Human Rights Coalition), which gathers data on border-crossing fatalities in Arizona. 2005 set the record, with 282 bodies recovered. continue reading »