| May 9, 2014
| 5:15 AM
A report this week from the American Immigration Council’s Immigration Policy Center accuses federal officials of failing to act in a timely manner on abuse complaints against Border Patrol agents — in some cases coming to no resolution more...
| May 8, 2014
| 2:40 PM
A San Gabriel Valley businessman was sentenced Thursday to 31 months in federal prison for his scheme to import more than $2.3 million worth of popular and luxury counterfeit goods, prosecutors said.
Kevin "Peter" Wang, 54, of Rosemead pleaded guilty...
| May 8, 2014
| 5:29 PM
A Glendale man was sentenced on April 28 to one year in prison for importing and selling counterfeit AMG tire rims out of his store, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Hamlet Ayvazyan, 37, pleaded guilty following his February 2012 arrest...
| May 9, 2014
| 5:41 PM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are reviewing their practice of tracking private planes after receiving complaints from law-abiding pilots who say they were detained and their aircraft searched without adequate justification.
| Apr 24, 2014
| 6:32 PM
Justin Bieber didn't get to slide right through a U.S. Customs and Border Control checkpoint at LAX upon his return from Japan, according to reports out Thursday.
After his arrival at approximately 1 p.m., the pop star was held up for hours by a...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:47 PM
Law enforcement officials seized a boat carrying 24 passengers early Thursday morning near Crystal Cove State Park.
Officers from Orange County Sheriff's and Newport Beach Police departments, and the California Department of Parks and Recreation,...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 10:24 AM
Twenty-four men and women reportedly trying to enter the country illegally were apprehended when the panga-style boat in which they were riding came ashore near Crystal Cove State Park, authorities said.
The passengers -- 23 from Mexico and one from...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 12:20 PM
In its current form, the so-called Gang of Eight immigration bill increases funding for border security by up to $6.5 billion. When it comes to technology and equipment, the Senate bill doesn't go into much detail on how the government should spend its...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Finally, I am a card-carrying member of the Global Entry program. After months of procrastination, I may now be able to enter the country more quickly. But that wasn't my primary goal. So why bother?
I confessed in a Dec. 30 On the Spot column that I...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 3:56 PM
A Fountain Valley man who was a former U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer was convicted Tuesday and sentenced to six years in state prison for raping two women, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office.
Miguel Lerma Jr., 33...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 11:42 AM
A shipment of 18 human heads stopped by customs officials at O'Hare International Airport was sent here from Rome to be cremated after being used in medical research, officials said today.
Customs held up the shipment in late December because...