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Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Four Years Frozen in ICE

Ahilan Arulanantham | Posted 04.08.2012 | Los Angeles
Ahilan Arulanantham

Like thousands of other people in 2006, Jose Franco was detained by immigration authorities. Most detainees are either deported to their country of origin or released. But this case took a different route.

I-75 Crash Survivor Won't Be Deported

Posted 04.03.2012 | Miami

The sole survivor of a family killed in a horrific, mile-long pileup on Florida's I-75 will not be deported, federal immigration officials said. 1...

Arin Greenwood

Should Police Run Warrant Checks On Those Who Report Crimes? | Arin Greenwood | Posted 02.02.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Last fall, over the protests of immigration hard-liners, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray signed an executive order reaffirming t...

Elise Foley

No Conviction, No Freedom: Immigration Authorities Locked 13,000 In Limbo | Elise Foley | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On a single day this past fall, the United States government held 13,185 people in immigration detention who had not been convicted of a...

Common Sense Does Exist in Washington After All

David Leopold | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics
David Leopold

Administrative closure of a deportation case does not take a single job away from a U.S. worker. What it does is free up ICE prosecutors to go after those who pose a threat to our communities.

The Road Ahead for Immigration Reform

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Abraham H. Foxman

The current system fails more than just immigrants seeking opportunity and fair treatment. It fails all of us by refusing to embrace a future that welcomes diversity and equal access to the American dream.

Elise Foley

Congressman Helps Alabama Woman Who Was Held By Immigration Authorities | Elise Foley | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration officials released an undocumented Alabama woman from custody on Thursday, about four hours after a Democratic congressman t...

Divisive Immigration Pilot Program Coming To Denver

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.09.2011 | Denver

The Department of Homeland Security's contentious 'Secure Communities' program may soon have a friendlier cousin, pending a successful six-week pilot ...

Elise Foley

Steve King Asks Witness About How He Came To The U.S. | Elise Foley | Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) took a moment on Wednesday to question a congressional witness about how he moved to the United States from Mex...

Feds Try To Knock Off Knockoffs

AP | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The knockoff designer bags look close enough to the real thing that few would notice at a casual glance. Same goes for the imitation rep...

Man Accused of Smuggling Ecstasy In Shampoo Bottles Awarded $100,000

The Huffington Post | John Stephens | Posted 11.21.2011 | World

An Australian man who was wrongfully accused of smuggling liquid ecstasy inside shampoo bottles has been awarded $100,000 in damages, according to rep...

Elise Foley

Hard Immigration Choice For Older Same-Sex Couples | Elise Foley | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

Benjamin Anderson, 55, was born in the United States, served in the Coast Guard, and considers himself a strong patriot. He's moving to Italy next mon...

Federal Intelligence Agencies May Help Target Pot Growers

Andrew Becker | Posted 01.11.2012 | San Francisco
Andrew Becker

Lawmakers soon may enlist the nation's spymaster to help fight Mexican drug traffickers and others who use federal land in California and elsewhere to grow marijuana.

Cristina Costantini

DREAM Act Poster Child Spared Deportation | Cristina Costantini | Posted 01.06.2012 | Latino Voices

Benita Veliz, a poster child for the DREAM Act, was spared deportation earlier this week under deportation guidelines established by the Morton Memo o...

Ending Immigration Detention in America

End ICE Abuse | Posted 01.04.2012 | Latino Voices
End ICE Abuse

Why are we spending such a jaw dropping amount of money on people who do not pose a threat to society? What are our priorities as a nation?

Ray Sanchez

Wave Of Deportations Leaves Thousands Of Children In Foster Care | Ray Sanchez | Posted 01.02.2012 | Latino Voices

An unprecedented increase in the deportation of undocumented immigrants has left an estimated 5,100 children languishing in U.S. foster homes -- a tro...

Elise Foley

House Republicans Move Forward With Subpoena Effort On Immigration | Elise Foley | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on the immigration subcommittee voted on Wednesday to authorize a subpoena of the Obama administration over its deport...

Elise Foley

Undocumented Immigrant Forced To Return To Detention After Surgery, Family Says | Elise Foley | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Balal Parveez, a 22-year-old born in Pakistan, underwent a chest surgery on Thursday. No family members were there to comfort him afterw...

10-Year-Old Girl Abducted, Stabbed To Death: Police

Posted 12.31.2011 | Crime

A 10-year-old Oklahoma City girl who vanished Saturday night was found stabbed to death, according to the Dallas County medical examiner. A search ...

Elise Foley

DHS Documents: Local Police Not Required To Hold Undocumented Immigrants For U.S. Government | Elise Foley | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Local law enforcement agencies are not required to hold undocumented immigrants at the request of the federal government, according to i...

Yolanda González Gómez

Mother Wearing Electronic Bracelet Fights Deportation | Yolanda González Gómez | Posted 12.22.2011 | Latino Voices

DALLAS -- Anatolia Garcia doesn't like the electronic bracelet shackled around her ankle, but she prefers it to the prospect of being deported and for...

Cecilia Muñoz: Set The Record Straight

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez | Posted 10.26.2011 | Latino Voices
Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez

When I first got involved in the immigrant rights movement, Ms. Muñoz used to be one of my iconic images of leadership in the Latino community. We need her old voice back in this moment of crisis where so many attacks are happening.

"I was scared for my life": Trapped in Detention With a Mental Disability

End ICE Abuse | Posted 12.24.2011 | Latino Voices
End ICE Abuse

Trying to fix the regulations misses the point; people with mental disabilities should not be in removal proceedings in the first place.

Elise Foley

Immigrant Detainees Report Nearly 200 Instances Of Sexual Abuse | Elise Foley | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than 180 sexual abuse complaints have been reported in immigration detention centers since 2007, according to government documents ...

Ending The Laws That Fuel Mass Detention and Deportation

End ICE Abuse | Posted 12.21.2011 | Latino Voices
End ICE Abuse

For the last fifteen years, IIRIRA has filled detention beds, fueled a booming business industry, and torn men and women from their families and communities, with no clear gains to public safety. After years of wasted taxpayer dollars and ruined lives, we need to end mandatory detention and deportation.