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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

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Top U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Articles

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  • Man who tried to smuggle cocaine in surfboard gets 5 years in prison

    Man who tried to smuggle cocaine in surfboard gets 5 years in prison
    A 31-year-old man arrested at Los Angeles International Airport with a hollowed-out surfboard containing nearly seven pounds of cocaine was sentenced Monday to five years in federal prison. Jesse Edgardo Herrera, of Pomona, pleaded guilty in May to...
  • Southern California's largest immigrant detention center to expand

     Southern California's largest immigrant detention center to expand
    Immigrant advocacy groups are protesting the expansion of Southern California's largest immigrant detention center, arguing the federal government should instead be directing resources to children seeking asylum. The sprawling detention complex in the...
  • Honduran man accused in Louisiana killing had recently crossed border

    A Honduran man accused of killing his girlfriend in Louisiana and fleeing to Texas with three of their five children had recently crossed into the U.S. illegally but was released by border authorities on a promise to reappear in immigration court,...
  • Expansion of Adelanto immigrant detention center underway

    Expansion of Adelanto immigrant detention center underway
    Southern California's largest immigration detention center is about to get bigger. The sprawling jail complex in this high desert town currently holds up to 1,300 men in federal immigration custody, many of whom spend months waiting for their cases to...
  • Border surge could be windfall for Senate candidate's air charter firm

    As a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in New Mexico, retired Marine Col. Allen Weh says it's time for tougher border security. As a businessman, Weh stands to benefit from the border crisis. His air charter company, CSI Aviation Inc., is the largest...
  • Criticism arises after children are rushed to see immigration judges

    Unaccompanied immigrant children apprehended at the border are being placed first in line to go before U.S. immigration judges under a new federal policy, prompting criticism from attorneys who say some immigrants have been given less than 48 hours to...
  • Push for cheaper alternatives to immigrant detention grows

    Push for cheaper alternatives to immigrant detention grows
    Luis Segura, a construction worker from El Salvador facing deportation, recently spent more than six months behind bars at an immigrant detention center in the Mojave Desert. His stay, at $118 a night, cost taxpayers about $22,000. A few months ago,...
  • Homeland Security may reduce deportations of nonviolent immigrants

    Homeland Security may reduce deportations of nonviolent immigrants
    As city and county jails across the country increasingly refuse federal requests to hold foreigners who have overstayed their visas or slipped across the border, the Obama administration is moving toward a new policy that would limit deportations...
  • Local, federal authorities at odds over holding some immigrant inmates

    Local, federal authorities at odds over holding some immigrant inmates
    More than a dozen California counties have stopped honoring requests from immigration agents to hold potentially deportable inmates beyond the length of their jail terms, saying the practice may expose local sheriffs to liability. In recent weeks,...
  • Enforcement alone can't stop surge in child migrants, congressman says

    Enforcement alone can't stop surge in child migrants, congressman says
    The surge in Central American children illegally entering the United States in recent weeks can’t be solved through enforcement alone, and it is striking pain in the hearts of Border Patrol agents, says a Democratic congressman. U.S. Rep. Henry...
  • Hundreds of migrant youths held at Texas military base

    Hundreds of migrant youths held at Texas military base
    A boy caught crossing the southern border illegally found himself here Thursday, in a windowless room in a bleak, beige brick base building, listening to a caseworker explain in Spanish that this will be his temporary home until the courts decide his...