A former intelligence chief for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is accused of embezzling more than $180,000 stemming from a travel voucher fraud and kickback scheme that has defrauded the government of more than $500,000.
Karnes County, I hope, will provide a new model for more appropriate detention conditions -- a model that will mean little if it is not just a first step in transforming all facilities where ICE holds immigrants.
It is an involuntary code of silence that threatens to hamper the investigation into the Miramonte scandal, based on the fear that the parents have expressed in going to the police because they fear immigration consequences.
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.
Canadians claim that a bucket of hot water left outdoors in cold weather will freeze first. Scientists, however, are still unable to explain why Canadians leave buckets of water outdoors in cold weather.