- US immigration arrests 30 in Oklahoma without permission Updated: Jul-29-15 7:32 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have arrested 30 fugitives or convicted criminals during a four-day sweep in the Oklahoma City and Guymon areas.
- Lawyers: immigrant mothers coerced to wear ankle monitors Updated: Jul-27-15 7:07 pm
SAN ANTONIO - Lawyers representing immigrant mothers held in a South Texas detention center say the women have been denied counsel and coerced into accepting ankle-monitoring bracelets as a condition of release, even after judges made clear that paying their bonds would suffice.
- Federal, metro governments settle immigration suit for $310K Updated: Jul-27-15 3:40 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Five years after immigration agents and local police raided a south Nashville apartment complex, the federal and Nashville governments have agreed to pay $310,000 to 14 people who sued over constitutional violations.
- Motives behind 'sanctuary cities' vary; some fear lawsuits Updated: Jul-24-15 1:25 pm
HUNTINGTON BEACH, California - The term "sanctuary city" has become a rallying cry for conservative Republicans seeking stiffer immigration laws. They characterize such places as havens where those in the country illegally are protected from immigration authorities.
- Sex offender held in sex-crime case was on immigration bond Updated: Jul-21-15 6:17 pm
LOS ANGELES - An immigrant in the country illegally who is a registered sex offender is charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl after being freed on bond by the judge overseeing his deportation proceedings, authorities said Tuesday.
- Documents: Deportation shelved for 1-year-old Honduran boy Updated: Jul-20-15 6:40 pm
LOS ANGELES - The U.S. government has agreed to shelve efforts to deport a 1-year-old Honduran boy whose teenage mother has been allowed to remain in the country and apply for permanent residency.
- Appeals court: Immigration detainers require probable cause Updated: Jul-20-15 5:40 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - An appeals court has ruled that federal immigration authorities need probable cause to issue an immigration detainer, a decision that comes amid a national debate over immigration enforcement that was sparked by a deadly shooting in San Francisco.
- Cubans facing deportation await changes in US-Cuba relations Updated: Jul-18-15 3:15 am
MIAMI - With the United States and Cuba inching closer to fully restoring diplomatic ties, including re-opening embassies for the first time in 54 years, the future is murky for tens of thousands of Cuban immigrants who have been ordered by immigration authorities to leave the country.
- Immigrant families released faster from detention centers Updated: Jul-14-15 7:25 pm
SAN ANTONIO - Mothers with children are being released from Texas immigrant detention centers more quickly in the weeks since the nation's top immigration official announced policy changes, with far more being given ankle-monitoring bracelets in lieu of paying bonds, according to immigration attorneys.
- Case dismissed against immigration agent accused of assault Updated: Jul-10-15 6:06 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A federal judge has tossed out a case against an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent accused of slamming a man's face into a concrete floor, ruling the treatment wasn't unreasonable for an inmate in custody.
- A look at release of the immigrant charged in pier killing Updated: Jul-08-15 9:49 am
SAN FRANCISCO - The city of San Francisco has come under fire after it released a Mexican immigrant in the country illegally despite a request by federal immigration authorities to keep him in custody so they could deport him for a sixth time.
- Immigrant children given adult dose of hepatitis A vaccine Updated: Jul-04-15 5:23 pm
SAN ANTONIO - About 250 immigrant children were given an adult dose of a hepatitis A vaccine at a Texas detention facility where they were being held with their mothers, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.
- Immigration detention center expands in Southern California Updated: Jul-02-15 2:21 pm
SANTA ANA, California - Immigration authorities will expand a Southern California detention facility to get more bed space for women with criminal records, immigrants with medical needs, recently arrived asylum seekers and other detainees.
- Customs officials recover idol looted from Indian temple Updated: Jul-01-15 10:44 pm
NEW YORK - Customs officials in New York have recovered a bronze religious statue from the 11th or 12th century that they say was looted from a temple in India.
- Feds arrest 25 foreign nationals in Vegas enforcement sweep Updated: Jul-01-15 4:18 pm
LAS VEGAS - Federal officials say 25 foreign citizens including convicted child sex offenders and drug traffickers were arrested in the Las Vegas area during a four-day operation last week.
- Complaint: Family detention can lead to psychological harm Updated: Jun-30-15 2:51 pm
SAN ANTONIO - Detaining immigrant women and children who may have fled violence in their home country "creates or exacerbates" psychological trauma, according to a complaint filed Tuesday by immigrant rights groups with the Department of Homeland Security.
- Transgender immigration detainees may be housed by gender Updated: Jun-29-15 7:13 pm
SANTA ANA, California - Immigration authorities will consider housing transgender detainees based on the gender they identify with in the wake of criticism about detention conditions for the population, officials said on Monday.