| Mar 27, 2014
President Obama recently directed Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to examine U.S. immigration enforcement policies to see how the department can "conduct enforcement more humanely within the confines of the law."
The answer to the president's...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Transparency and truth are the fuels that run sophisticated civilizations. Without them, the state grinds to a halt. Lack of trust -- not barbarians on the frontier, global warming or cooling, or even epidemics -- doomed civilizations of the past, from...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 10:38 AM
Sometime over the past couple of weeks, officials for the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement division revised guidelines for how agents are to conduct themselves in and around courthouses.
The change came on the heels of complaints by the...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 5:22 PM
Community activists pledged Monday to continue fighting the construction of an immigrant processing center on the Central Coast, despite a bitterly contested vote in which a local city council advanced the project in the face of fervent public opposition....
| Apr 3, 2014
Re "Who should be deported?," Opinion, March 27
It's most telling that John Sandweg, a former head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, excoriates the inhumanity of current ICE deportation policies. His piece should be required reading for all...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 1:22 PM
WASHINGTON -- Fourteen men have been charged with operating a child pornography website with 27,000 members and more than 2,000 videos, federal law enforcement officials announced Tuesday.
The investigation, one of the largest online child...
| Mar 25, 2014
Time and again Alicia Guerrero had sought protection from the man accused of shooting her in the neck and fatally wounding her 15-year-old daughter last month in the driveway of their Romeoville home.
A Tribune review of court records captures the...
| Mar 7, 2014
Luciano Sandoval, a 41-year-old farmworker living in the United States without legal status, went to the Kern County Courthouse in Bakersfield last month to pay a traffic ticket. A few days later, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents detained him as...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 12:29 PM
Saying she was sending a message to any American who would consider traveling abroad to sexually exploit children, a federal judge on Friday sentenced a retired U.S. Marine captain convicted of having sex with young girls in Cambodia to life in prison....
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:14 PM
GUADALUPE, Calif. — As a nearby tractor purred to life, Miguel Villagomez picked up his knife and stepped into a furrow of dirt amid thousands of plump heads of cauliflower ready for cutting.
"This," the 19-year-old from Michoacán, Mexico, said...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 8:27 PM
An undocumented immigrant arrested in Prince George's County will spend 48 extra hours in jail at the request of immigration agents — regardless of the charge or the person's past criminal record.
But the standard is different just across the line...